Hancock Sunrise

Hancock Sunrise – HDR, ISO 160, 70mm,  f/4.0, 1/60th second, Canon 5D, Handheld

Hancock Sunrise

Shot in February of 2010 on one of the coldest mornings I could find. The Hancock Tower is an iconic building on the north end of the Magnificent Mile. It’s 100 stories tall, and then it has some huge antennae sticking off the top. I’m not sure what is up with Chicago and their antennae, but they sure like to show them off. Also last week there was a fire on the 50th floor. Apparently a candle in a bedroom lit the thing on fire. Sounds a little to similar to another fire that happened in Chicago a few years ago…

The image was processed using Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro as well as a few final edits with Lightroom.

Travel Update

Today I am in Baltimore. I’m here till Thursday and hoping to see some of the sights I want to see down in the city. Thankfully it’s very warm here. By warm I mean not freezing. There is a possibility of rain on Wednesday but I have my fingers crossed that will stay away till after I leave.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com