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Wilson Skate Park - Skateboarding is the only activity at the Wilson Skate Park in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. It's all cement and has wicked jumping curves.
Wilson Skate Park Redux - A manipulation of an earlier item that I uploaded, this is a high contrast version.
Wall of Orange - A worker applies bright orange paint to a wall of the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago.
Wall of Orange with Texture - A worker paints orange onto a wall of Chicago's Dirksen Federal Building. This is a retouched version of my "Wall of Orange," altered a bit to bring out the wall's texture.
Al Capone was once an owner of this building in Chicago's north side neighborhood of Uptown. Renovated in 2009, it's a beauty.
Chicago police detectives at a shooting scene, Chicago in Uptown at N. Broadway and W. Wilson. June 27, 2010
Fried Eggs - A woman walks past a diner in Uptown, Chicago.
The Orb (CNB) - A long cloud at sunset provided the backdrop to a surreal sci-fi concept for a blog banner.
Volcano in the Sky - The sun adds dramatic backlighting to these clouds, which were photographed over Lake Michigan near Chicago. The result, to me, looks almost volcanic.
Flowers Against the Sky - A flowering tree. A dramatic Chicago sunset illuminates the sky behind it.
Beautiful Storm - After a rainstorm, the sunset sky over Chicago was beautiful, and the flowering trees provided a nice foreground. I couldn't resist adding some lightning.
Bean Base - The Bean sculpture in Chicago.
Uptown Lounge - The neon sign of the Uptown Lounge on Chicago's north side. It's in a sweet spot between the Aragon and Green Mill, just off of N. Broadway and W. Lawrence.
MO75 - "Slow" painted on asphalt, Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, Chicago.
Coffee Shop Neon - Banner in progress for blog or website. This was Standee's Diner in Chicago, which closed in 2010. Photo by Tom Mannis.
Chicago Air and Water Show 2012, 19 August. I took this photo at North Avenue Beach.
Chicago Air and Water Show 2012, 19 August. I took this photo at North Avenue Beach.
Chicago Air and Water Show 2012, 19 August. I took this photo at North Avenue Beach.
Chicago River Lights - Banner in progress for blog or website. Shot from the State Street Bridge over the Chicago River. Photo by Tom Mannis.
Sunset Over Rogers Park - Banner in progress for blog or website. This sunset was on fire! Rogers Park, far north side of Chicago.Photo by Tom Mannis.
Bloody Blue - Just messing around.
City Hall - Banner in progress for blog or website. This is City Hall, Chicago. Photo by Tom Mannis.
Uptown Community Guide 2008-2009 - I was the primary photographer and writer for this project for Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown, Chicago
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Photo Art

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Tom Mannis
Graphic Artist, Writer, Photographer Houston, TX