January 24, 2014


Out of my love for negative space.
I could not pass this opportunity of taking a picture of a leaf and all that negative space, especially  this was just outside of my window. Literally. They say opportunities knock... Well.. they do sometimes...


January 22, 2014

Great Lake of Ice

Walking along the banks of one of the Great Lakes, I came across this spot where cubes of broken ice were floting. Scary and exciting at the same time. It was probably the first time when I saw blocks of ice on a lake as large as a sea. The saltiness does make a difference... Seas and oceans are my favorites, but lakes can be so interesting, too!


January 21, 2014

Foggy City

My very first day of my very first time in Chicago was foggy and somehow cold. You might think that is a killer for pictures. But I though that foggy evening was just perfect and the fog added personality. Must love that negative space in a picture of a crazy busy windy city.


January 20, 2014

Memories of Snow

I am rarely impressed (or I'm rarely willingly to admit it)... but that day was really special.
I don't like to be cold! I don't like to deal with snow in the city! I don't like all the yuckiness it creates. And... even so, that was one of the most beautiful days for me. I liked the fluffiness of the snow, the feeling that I turned into a kid again.. the whiteness.. the untouched (almost) snow on the path by the river.. The silence of it... It was... well... magical!


January 18, 2014

Christmas Cookies

The big flurry snowflakes today made me feel like Christmas again... And what better way to celebrate that than going back to the pictures I took during a wonderful Christmas in Chicago. The Christmas when I felt like a kid again! And what a wonderful feeling that is to have as an adult!


The Unexpected Snow

I do not really follow the weather forecast. So it is not surprising that I am usually surprised by the weather.
These past days , the weather has been nice(r) and warm(er). It made me feel like the winter was over (ha.. I wish.. it is just mid-Jan) and that the spring was down the corner. But.. not so soon...
Big white flurry snow flakes... Dressed up trees... Fluffy everything.. Ok.. Fine.. I can take this.. For a day or two.


January 12, 2014

The Power of Leading Yellow

Sometimes things you want so much come to you when you forget you wanted them.

Years ago, I was submitting pictures to the boston.com monthly photo contests. I was anxiously waiting to see the winner. But then, in time, I stopped checking. I was still submitting, but not checking anymore.
Until one day I receive a gift card from boston.com. Because I won 3rd place in one of their .. well.. yes.. photo contests.

This is the picture...

And this is what they said:
"The power of leading yellow"
Photo by Iulia of Newton
"I certainly hope this wasn’t a tunnel in active use; it’s not worth getting run over for a picture! Graphically, this is striking. The symmetry of this photo – the straight lines on the bottom offset with the yellow lights at the top and the yellow walls -- is what made this photo a winner for me"