New Buffalo is a great place. It’s a short drive from Chicago so it’s great for a day trip or a weekend getaway. It’s a small beach town at the Southwest corner of Michigan with some nice little shops and restaurants. One of my favorite places there was the Stray Dog Restaurant. It caught fire in the summer of 2012 and was torn down. Good news is it’s being rebuilt so hopefully they keep some of the atmosphere that made it great.
One of the more familiar sights is the lighthouse. It sits at the entrance to the beach among the rolling dunes and beach grass. Because the lighthouse is on land instead of a Jetty it makes for some unique pictures.
Photo of New Buffalo Michigan lighthouse and beach grass. (Paul Velgos)
Photo of New Buffalo lighthouse with beach sand grass (Paul Velgos)
Photo of the New Buffalo Michigan city beach lighthouse with Lake Michigan. (Paul Velgos)
Photo of New Buffalo lighthouse. (Paul Velgos)
Photo of wooden post and rope. (Paul Velgos)
Photo of the lighthouse in New Buffalo Michigan with a sandy grass trail and jetty rock breakwall in the background. (Paul Velgos)
Some new Newport Beach California photos are available to buy as prints at my Photoshelter website and some are available to license as stock photos at my Getty Images portfolio. These images are from early 2010 and include Newport Pier, Balboa Peninsula, Dory Fishing Fleet Market, Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Island Ferry, Balboa Peninsula, The Wedge, Newport Jetty, Balboa Peninsula, Balboa Market, and a lot of familiar Newport Beach sights.
I found out a few things have changed since I took these photos. The famous old Balboa Market has been torn down and is now a parking lot. I was able to capture a few images while it was still standing including the Balboa Market Sign. And the Balboa Fun Zone bumper cars, carousel and some other attractions no longer exist and have been replaced by the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum.
I’ve created a new series of toned Chicago photos that are available for sale to buy as prints at my Photoshelter website and license as stock photos at Istockphoto. The toning includes variations in blue, cream, aqua, black and white, and HDR. I’ve been working at including more detail on my Chicago photos such as building names, building addresses, bridge names, and streets. This new series was mainly created from shoots I did in late 2011 and early 2012. Here are some examples:
Chicago city skyline at night along the Chicago River buildings at night with Wabash Avenue Bridge (Irv Kupcinet Bridge) with the London Guarantee Building (360 North Michigan Avenue), Unitrin / Kemper Building (1 East Wacker Drive), Renaissance Hotel (1 West Wacker Drive), Leo Burnett Building (35 West Wacker Drive), 55 West Wacker Drive, United Airlines Building (77 West Wacker Drive), Waterview Tower (111 West Wacker Drive), and Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 North Wabash Avenue). (Paul Velgos)
Chicago River buildings at night with Irv Kupcinet Bridge (Wabash Avenue Bridge) blue toned. (Paul Velgos)
Chicago at night along the Chicago River with office buildings and Irv Kupcinet Bridge (Wabash Avenue Bridge) (Paul Velgos)
Chicago city at night along the Chicago River with Dusable Bridge (formerly Michigan Avenue Bridge), 333 North Michigan Avenue building, Crain Communications building / London Guarantee building (360 North Michigan Avenue), Kemper Building / Unitrin Building (1 East Wacker Drive), Leo Burnett building (35 West Wacker Drive), 55 West Wacker Drive building, United Airlines building (77 West Wacker Drive), and Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 North Wabash Avenue). (Paul Velgos)
Chicago at night at Dearborn Street Bridge along the Chicago River with Marina City Towers, Trump Tower, 333 North Michigan, London Guarantee Building / Crain Communications Building (360 North Michigan) Mather Tower (75 East Wacker Drive), Hotel 71 Building, Unitrin Building, and Leo Burnett Building. (Paul Velgos)
Chicago skyline at night with downtown city buildings and Lake Michigan lakefront. Photo taken in late 2011. (Paul Velgos)
2011 Chicago skyline at night photo with Lake Michigan lakefront and downtown city buildings including 311 South Wacker Drive Building, Sears Tower / Willis Tower (233 South Wacker Drive), Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue), Renaissance Blackstone Hotel (636 S. Michigan Avenue), The Congress Plaza Hotel (520 South Michigan Avenue), Franklin Center / AT&T Corporate Center (227 West Monroe Street), Roosevelt University Building (425 South Wabash Avenue), CNA Center Building (333 South Wabash Avenue), Chase Tower (10 South Dearborn Street), Santa Fe Building / Railway Exchange Building (224 South Michigan Avenue), Borg-Warner Building (200 South Michigan Avenue), Mid-Continental Plaza (55 East Monroe Street), The Heritage at Millennium Park (130 North Garland Court), United Airlines Building (77 West Wacker Drive), Pittsfield Building (55 East Washington Street), Leo Burnett Building (35 West Wacker Drive), Kemper Building / Unitrin Building (1 East Wacker Drive), Smurfit-Stone Building (150 N. Michigan Avenue), AMA Building (330 North Wabash formerly IBM Building), One Prudential Plaza Building (130 East Randolph Street), Trump International Hotel and Tower Building (401 North Wabash Avenue), Two Prudential Plaza Building (180 North Stetson Avenue), Aon Center Building (200 East Randolph Street) (Paul Velgos)
Chicago skyline at night with Trump Tower, Smurfit Stone Building, Aon Center, Prudential Building, Hancock Building, and other popular Chicago buildings (Photographer: Paul Velgos)
Chicago skyline at night with Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) one of the world’s tallest buildings. Photo taken in late 2011. (Photographer: Paul Velgos)
A new Chicago panorama stock photo is available for Royalty Free (RF) licensing at iStockphoto. This panoramic is very high resolution at 21,000 x 3,500 Megapixels and has a panorama ratio of 6:1. The pictures were taken in late 2010 and include famous Chicago buildings and skyscrapers such as Sears Tower / Willis Tower, Trump Tower, and the John Hancock Building.
I uploaded over 100 photos from the Road America 2011 Kohler International Challenge vintage race. To view them go to my Photoshelter portfolio. Road America is beautiful with rolling hills surrounded by giant trees. The race was great and the Road & Track Concours d’ Elegance event in downtown Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin was a pretty amazing experience. Here are a few highlights.
2011 Kohler International Challenge photo of #77 Sam Posey green Dodge Challenger Trans Am car racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Paul Velgos)
Sunoco Camaro photo at the 2011 Kohler International Challenge Road America vintage race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Photo is high resolution at 21MP and 5616 x 3744. (Paul Velgos)
2011 Kohler International Challenge at Road America with #83 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo vintage race car. High resolution photo. (Paul Velgos)
Corvette Bridge at Road America photo during the 2011 Kohler International Challenge vintage race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Paul Velgos)
2011 Kohler International Challenge photo of #2 blue Ford Mustang Boss 302 of Dan Gurney and Mustang Clubs Racing Team at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Photo is high resolution at 21MP and 5616 x 3744. (Paul Velgos)
2011 Road & Track Concours d' Elegance photo of S Lake Street in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This event was held after the 2011 Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman vintage race at Road America. (Paul Velgos)
I’ve had a couple of inquiries about the Chicago panorama image that’s in the header of this site. Currently I only have one panorama of Chicago but I’m preparing to upload a few more to Istockphoto fairly soon. So in the meantime here’s where to find this one.
I finally got around to adding some Chicago editorial stock photos. This is a pretty nice addition because I have a lot of photos that just aren’t suitable as commercial stock photos but would be great as editorial.
When you do a search the results will show the editorial photos with red text as shown here. Oddly, the search doesn’t allow you to pick only editorial images but you can exclude them. They’re apparently not a collection like Vetta or Agency.
Istockphoto Editorial Search Thumbnails
Here are a couple of my recently accepted editorial photos. The Chicago Theater sign is trademarked so it can’t be used for commercial purposes but would be great for editorial. Many of these images are also available on Photoshelter as prints.