Sometimes, just to stay in practice, I drive into Chicago and prowl around desolate streets and empty industrial areas looking for things to shoot. No light painting here; the exposures are pretty short (comparatively speaking) and depend almost wholly on how much ambient streetlighting there is. But its fun and keeps the creative processes working...
Creepy old viaducts are always fun. Here is some of that mixed lighting Lance Keimig is always on the lookout for. I used to hate sodium vapor lighting (the orange light here) but considering how quickly it is disappearing, maybe I should give it more appreciation. Not visible here is the non-stop traffic zooming by off to the right.
On the other hand, this quiet viaduct leads only to a dead-end, at a business that was closed for the night.
Underneath the "L". I shot this with my Rolleiflex.
I can't resist an old neon sign.