Dirk Fletcher

contemporary photography from Chicago and the world
Boarding the train and looking for a seat.

Boarding the train and looking for a seat.

My PDN Curator Award entry, Central Illinois
 

My PDN Curator Award entry, Central Illinois

 

going through some files from the last month or so I came across this view from the Metra, I’m truly hoping this is the last of winter we see for a while…

going through some files from the last month or so I came across this view from the Metra, I’m truly hoping this is the last of winter we see for a while…

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Mercedes Benz, always on top…

Here is a shot I first posted back in November that I made (on film) on the South Side. If you are in the Chicagoland area you have probably seen the recent news stories about the major chop shop that was being run out of the Adelman’s Truck Parts facility. 

dirkfletcher:

Mercedes Benz, always on top…

Here is a shot I first posted back in November that I made (on film) on the South Side. If you are in the Chicagoland area you have probably seen the recent news stories about the major chop shop that was being run out of the Adelman’s Truck Parts facility. 

'Trained' in LaGrange Park Illinois. Playing with my G1x while waiting for a passing train.

Cold and snowy doors pulling into Brookfield tonight…

Cold and snowy doors pulling into Brookfield tonight…

Weathered walls at Chicago’s Union Station this morning.  

A speeding train (being pursued by a stationary street light) passes through Brookfield, IL during the recent Polar Vortex that gripped Chicago and the midwest.

A speeding train (being pursued by a stationary street light) passes through Brookfield, IL during the recent Polar Vortex that gripped Chicago and the midwest.

Railroad crossing gates coming down in suburban Brookfield, IL.  

Railroad crossing gates coming down in suburban Brookfield, IL.  

Mercedes Benz, always on top…

Mercedes Benz, always on top…

Metra commuter train pulling out of Chicago’s Union Station. 

Metra commuter train pulling out of Chicago’s Union Station. 

Testing the Lomo LA-Wide. I’ve always liked the 17mm on 35mm and having a meter/auto exposure sure makes shooting fun. Ironically I ended up with an intentional and an accidental blur.