Chicago Architecture Photography

I’ve been keeping myself very busy taking lots of pictures here in Chicago and will post them all here. I’ll start with Chicago’s beautiful architecture. You can click the images for larger versions.  Also, be sure to check out all my photography on flickr.

The Aqua Building.

Aqua Building. Chicago

The Wrigley Building.

The Wrigley Building, Chicago

The Berghoff.

The Berghoff, Chicago

The John Hancock Building and Magnificent Mile.

John Hancock Building, Chicago

The Chicago River from Michigan Ave.

The Chicago River

Chicago skyline from South Loop.

chicago skyline from south loop

Diversey Harbor with Chicago skyline.

Diversey Harbor

Streeterville, Chicago

streeterville, chicago

East Lakeview, Chicago.

east lakeview

Diversey Harbor in winter.

Diversey harbor in winter

Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park houses.

Lincoln Park houses

Lincoln Park view on a cold day

A view from the L.

chicago's loop from the l

Lincoln Park, Chicago

a view of Lincoln Park Chicago

The moon over Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan, in Chicago at night

A street in Lincoln Park.

residential street, lincoln park, chicago

Tiffany ceiling at The Cultural Center, Chicago.

The Tiffany ceiling at The Chicago Cultural Center

Garfield Park Conservatory.

Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park.

jay pritzker pavillion in millenium park, chicago

Under a train bridge.

a train bridge in chicago

Vintage apartment building in Lincoln Park.

Apartment building on Deming in Lincoln Park

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 camera review

I dropped our little Nikon CoolPix last summer.  It broke. It was a decent little camera that Mike bought in St. Louis when he went out there for his daughter’s high school graduation having done NO research.

I’ve been meaning to buy another point and shoot camera, so when I found out that the Lumix uses Leica lenses I was kind of excited. Point and shoot lenses are kinda crappy but a Leica lenses must be good, right? I didn’t get that $399 camera that was discussed in that blog. But all the Lumix’s use the Leica lenses. I got the DMC-FH25.

The Coolpix took really nice food pictures. That’s mainly what I use the point and shoot for. But I was always a little disappointed in everything else I shot. Close-ish people shots were ok, but forget any kind of landscape or vista. Not that I shoot much of that.

The Panasonic takes better pictures of those sorts of things than the Coolpix did, but I’m not sure if the Coolpix food shots were better. The Coopix had a “museum’ setting that was nice because it was silent when you took the picture and it was balanced for indoor lighting.

The Panasonic has a whole ton of settings but no “museum” setting.  Below are some of the shots I’ve taken with it. None of them have been retouched. You can click the pictures to see larger versions.

Panasonic Lumix test shot

Panasonic Lumix test shot

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "pinhole" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "pinhole" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "pinhole" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "pinhole" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "art" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "art" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "food" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "food" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "pinhole" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "pinhole" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "art/black and white" setting

Panasonic Lumix test shot on "art/black and white" setting

The Panasonic Lumix has a motion stabilizing thing so you can capture fast moving objects, even in zoom mode

The Panasonic Lumix has a motion stabilizing thing so you can capture fast moving objects, even in zoom mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "macro" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "pet" mode- this is the best camera I've had to take pictures of moving pets

Panasonic Lumix test shot "pet" mode- this is the best camera I've had to take pictures of moving pets

Panasonic Lumix test shot "pet" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "pet" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "normal" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "normal" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "landscape" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "normal" mode

Panasonic Lumix test shot "normal" mode

There are several different price levels of the Panasonic Lumix. This one is the seond or third from the least expensive. I don’t know if the picture quality is better on the more expensive ones or if they just have more settings and features. Overall I’m pretty happy with it and am very happy with it for the price.