The Blue Nocturne is a soulful, stylish, intimate music listening venue. It is on the lower level of Chicago’s Chopin Theatre, an historic building constructed in 1918, in an area once known as the Polish Triangle on Chicago’s near north side. Entrance to the performance area is through this small room. From a technical viewpoint, shooting in this kind of low light requires me to boost ISO which results in a grainy, pixellated image. Some viewers consider it a distraction at best, photography blasphemy at worst. I choose to consider it an opportunity to explore possible results. This image looks as much like a painting as it does a photograph. For sale in “Prints For Sale” above.