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)
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 And the Balboa Fun Zone bumper cars, carousel and some other attractions no longer exist and have been replaced by the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum.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)
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’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.