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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

This is one of those lucky shots whereas we pulled up to a red light and I managed to grab it before the light quickly turned green. I can’t help but remember what a beautiful day it was, clear blue skies reflecting off the glass of this shiny new building, I can almost feel the warm breeze even though we are in the middle of winter here in Chicago.

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©Rena Katinas

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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I would suggest this may be more creepy than unusual, but there hasn’t been a Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy, as of yet. I will let you, the reader, decide where the fine line between unusual and creepy lies for yourself.

I found dear, sweet, 85 year old Betty hanging around at Crane’s Pie and Pastry Restaurant in Fennville Michigan. Thankfully she was not served with baked beans, nor did she personally prepare or serve the pie and pastries, though if she were put on a cart with our cherry pie slices between her front legs… well that alone would’ve  been worth the three hour drive. Clearly, Betty’s claim to fame is that “She’s from Chicago!!” which is all the emdorsment this pie eating Chicagoan needs.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Obviously one of my last photos of 2014, I guess it twinkles in a quiet sort of way.

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©Rena Katinas


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

I just like this photo.

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©Rena Katinas


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

I know, again with the bean.

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©Rena Katinas

Other fans of The Bean.

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©Rena Katinas


Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

Located just north of Ping Tom Memorial Park at 18th Street and Wentworth Avenue,  this industrial building  once hugged the railroad tracks, but has since been torn down. Back in the day, when this door had steps, or a loading dock, many a worker must have passed through it. Or, perhaps the red color was meant to signify something else altogether, a little naughtiness down by the railroad tracks? Well, until someone with local knowledge enlightens me, I guess it will remain a mystery.

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©Rena Katinas


Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

This post is dedicated to my friend Josh, for whom the point of a sculpture of a giant mirrored kidney bean is missed. I tried to explain that there is an interactive component to this piece, if you only view it from a block away, then yes, it’s just a big bean. Here is my least distorted image of myself and friend looking into Chicago’s misunderstood Bean at Grant Park through an 18 mm lens.

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©Rena Katinas


Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

The most interesting part of this image is the shadow area, so I cropped mercilessly. I think this may be the end of my mango phase, photographically.  The eating of mangos will carry on as usual.

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