Showcase

Jan. 10

2011


Turning Color into Cold

The changing of seasons from autumn to winter is a beautiful thing. If you're a photographer in Chicago, it's the opportunity of the year! Chicago boasts some of the most picturesque late fall and early winter settings anywhere! Capture My Chicago photographers captured Chicago through November and December in amazing ways. From sunsets and sunrises to delicate snowflakes, this showcase is all about the way Chicago looks as we move from fall to winter. Settle in with a hot cup of tea (or cocoa) and enjoy Chicago through the eyes of Chicago photographers as hand-picked by our editors.

Old Town Sunset by Terry Pope

Old Town Sunset

Old Town Sunset

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Photographer
Terry Pope
Category
Landscapes
Place
Chicago, IL
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si
Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Vicky Bajda

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

After great performance ,,,,,,"Romeo and Juliet"

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Photographer
Vicky Bajda
Category
Entertainment
Place
Chicago, IL
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti

We loved this photo so much, we picked it as the Editors' Choice for the November Spotlight. Looking at it again still makes us feel warm inside.

Editor
on Chicago Shakespeare Theater (above)
Daybreak by Mike Umbreit

Daybreak

Fall sunrise over Lake Marmo located in the Morton Arboretum.

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Photographer
Mike Umbreit
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
Lisle, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii

I can imagine in a hundred years or so, some one will purchase this great photograph at a Southebeys auction for millions. For your sake, I wish it could be sooner. But great artists like Monet typically die long before the true value of their genius and contributions become fully appreciated. Like many of your photos, this is a work of art that legs of history. See comment

Michael Swygert
on Daybreak (above)

Showcased Challenge

EC Glacial Park sunrise by Ray Mathis

Sunrise & Sunset

November is the perfect time to capture a dramatic Chicago sunrises and sunset. We asked Capture My Chicago photographers to brave the cold mornings and brisk evenings to get the perfect light. The results are stunning! Ray Mathis captured the Editors' Choice for this challenge with his Glacier Park Sunrise photo (above). The entire top 10 is full of fantastic shots. What a great effort from everyone!

Challenge page

fall sky by Tonally Fabela

fall sky

these awesome cloud formations were taken at brookfield zoo

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Photographer
Tonally Fabela
Category
Weather
Place
Brookfield, IL
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T2i

Showcased Photographer

Pine Perfection by Ray Mathis

Ray MathisRay Mathis

  • 499 photos
  • 4089 votes
  • 153 followers

Ray Mathis is a master of landscape photography. One look at his popular photos and it's easy to see his tremendous talent for capturing the perfect light as it bounces off nature. Ray shoots 4x5-inch color transparency photography almost exclusively, which is quite unique. He's also got a passion for nature that shines through his photographs.

Ray is an active Capture My Chicago user, having cast more than 4,000 votes, and is also published in the Capture My Chicago 2010 book. In his Capture My Chicago bio, Ray says, "I sincerely hope that my images encourage you to seek out similar experiences in the natural world for yourself, just as others images have encouraged me to seek out such experiences for myself." We agree, Ray, and we're grateful for your inspiring contributions to Capture My Chicago thus far.

Ray Mathis' Profile

  • Once in a lifetime by Ray Mathis
  • Magical Moonrise by Ray Mathis
  • Stand Alone by Ray Mathis
  • Glacial Park by Ray Mathis
  • Moraine Hills State Park by Ray Mathis
  • Glacial Park by Ray Mathis
  • Biblical Like Sunrise by Ray Mathis
  • Upper Dells by Ray Mathis
  • Dan Wright Woods by Ray Mathis
  • Hors Frost by Ray Mathis
  • Glacial Park morning by Ray Mathis
  • Glacial Park sunrise by Ray Mathis
Orange you glad by Ma Anderson

Orange you glad

to see me.

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Photographer
Ma Anderson
Category
Plants
Place
Itasca, IL
Camera
Dsc H9

A delightful juxtaposition of autumn and winter. This is the perfect shot to illuminate fall colors turning into winter's cold.

Editor
on Orange you glad (above)
Together by Carrie Jeffery

Together

Family Photo Shoot in November 2010

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Photographer
Carrie Jeffery
Category
Friends & Family
Place
Shorewood, IL
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T1i
Final Harvest by Sean Gallagher

Final Harvest

I just had to revisit my "old friend" out in Andres

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Photographer
Sean Gallagher
Category
Farming
Place
Andres, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D

The perfect amount of decay and rot but stunning at the same time See comment

Rob Johnson
on Final Harvest (above)
First Morning Snow by Nikki Johnson

First Morning Snow

Street scene in LaGrange, IL

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Photographer
Nikki Johnson
Category
Cityscapes
Place
Chicago, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D

Showcased Challenge

EC Vintage Sleigh by Richard Susanto

Holidays: Chicago Style

We asked Capture My Chicago users what the holidays look like in Chicago, and everyone responded with some great photo of the season. From kids playing in the snow to Christmas trees lit up, the Holidays: Chicago Style challenge brought out the best in how we do holidays. Our editors loved the sleigh photo by Richard Susanto (Editors' Choice, above), and the voters seemed to take a liking to lighted tree photos. All in all, a great challenge!

Challenge page

Snowflakes on my Glove by sonnet schulz

Snowflakes on my Glove

taken during the first snowfall of the season

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Photographer
sonnet schulz
Category
Weather
Place
Carol Stream, IL
Camera
U1010,S1010
Wishing for a White Christmas nite by Cami Traficanto

Wishing for a White Christmas nite

I closed my eyes and wishing hard. I wish I may I wish I might open my eyes to see my surprise The snow is falling! My wish came true on Christmas nite. Santa must love me I was such a good boy. Thank you Santa for granting my Christmas wish. I hope you liked the cookies my sister and I made you thats on your Santa dish. Cya next yr!! Merry Christmas

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Photographer
Cami Traficanto
Category
Children
Place
Palatine, IL
Camera
Nikon D90

Looks like something from one of our favorite Christmas movies! See comment

K Long
on Wishing for a White Christmas nite (above)
Frosting by Gregory Auberry

Frosting

Warmer weather yesterday helped create the frosty morning this morning.

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Photographer
Gregory Auberry
Category
Weather
Place
Aurora, IL
Camera
E 300
Untitled by Lucy Placzek

Untitled

just go for a walk

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Photographer
Lucy Placzek
Category
Weather
Place
Glenview, IL
Camera
Nikon D300

Showcased Challenge

EC Santas Gather | Magnificent Mile by Tim Lowe

Holiday Shopping

What would the holidays in Chicago be without two dozen Santas marching down the Magnificent Mile? Not a holiday we'd like to be a part of, that's for sure. Our editors loved the humorous take on the Holiday Shopping challenge in Tim Lowe's photo (above), and made it the Editors' Choice for this challenge. Other challenge highlights include Macy's holiday decorations, yummy treats and a beautiful retail display in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Challenge page

Speeding down the slope by Richard Susanto

Speeding down the slope

Enjoying the snow in Chicago

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Photographer
Richard Susanto
Category
Children
Place
Schaumburg, IL
Camera
Nikon D3
Classic Candy Canes by Theresa Cramer

Classic Candy Canes

Couldnt resist doing a shot like this. I just couldnt :-)

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Photographer
Theresa Cramer
Category
Still Life
Place
Wheaton, IL
Camera
Nikon D80

Yum! to both the candy canes and the delicious bokeh behind them. Fantastic capture!

Editor
on Classic Candy Canes (above)
Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Theresa Cramer

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Last weekend I drove to this church and the gates were locked. Today I went back and they were open and church was about to begin. St. James historic church, Lemont, Illinois

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Photographer
Theresa Cramer
Category
Architecture
Place
Lemont, IL
Camera
unknown
Santa Of My Eye by Nikki Johnson

Santa Of My Eye

5k Santa Hustle

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Photographer
Nikki Johnson
Category
Portraits
Place
Chicago, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Merry Christmas! by Erica Marshall

Merry Christmas!

Ornaments ready to brighten everyone's mood during the long Chicago winter.

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Photographer
Erica Marshall
Category
Still Life
Place
Aurora, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 30 D
CaffeStreets by Nikola Zlatkovic

CaffeStreets

New Coffee Shop On Division,Great Place

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Photographer
Nikola Zlatkovic
Category
Food
Place
Chicago, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D Mark Ii

Oh! What a splendid photo! I'll bet that cup of coffee is splendid,too! See comment

Linda Ingrid Lundgren
on CaffeStreets (above)
Hoary Pine by Liz Copeland

Hoary Pine

The frost had encircled each needle and stayed until the sun melted them.

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Photographer
Liz Copeland
Category
Weather
Place
Elburn, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
High electricity bill!! by Linda Besin

High electricity bill!!

Don't even want to think about how much all this cost! But, it is pretty.

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Photographer
Linda Besin
Category
Celebrations
Place
Bolingbrook, IL
Camera
Canon Eos 300 D Digital

wow! i really wish that my house could have christmas lights! even if thats not what it's about, i still love how beautiful it looks See comment

ashley mackenzie
on High electricity bill!! (above)
Pine Forest at Sunset (HDR) by Richard Susanto

Pine Forest at Sunset (HDR)

Light and shadow patterns in Morton Arboretum

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Photographer
Richard Susanto
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lisle, IL
Camera
Nikon D3

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