• Photographing Chicago CTA Trains: My Obsession… and some tips & tricks for shooting.

    I have been posting a great deal from my latest trip so I decided to mix things up a bit and focus on a local obsession of mine: CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) trains. When I moved to Chicago, in 1999, I didn’t have a car so it was sink or swim learning the Chicago Transit network as quickly as possible.  Of course, trudging to a 9 to 5’er to spend my day in a cublicle didn’t exactly give me a fond appreciation of the “chariot” carrying me to my slow and painful daily death. However, having grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, riding the SEPTA system maybe twice in…

  • Photograph of a CTA train passing through the Wabash Arts Corridor in the South Loop

    photo of the week: “in search of squirrel”

    My obsession with pops of color and CTA trains is evident in most of my Chicago train imagery; give me a pop of teal blue and I’m over the moon. Add in the unexpected twist of a moose in the middle of this crazy town and, well, I can’t resist. My photo of the week, “In Search of Squirrel,” is also one of my favorites. Shot in the South Loop of Chicago, in the Wabash Arts Corridor, this was a delightful photograph to shoot. I was immediately struck by the geometric patterns created by the different buildings; Chicago’s architecture fascinates me in that way. You can have four completely diffrent…

  • hello there!

    Welcome to my brand new blog! A little about me, Tracey Capone, the artist and photographer behind the blog.