A reflection of the loop, including the Aon Building, taken from a parking garage in downtown Chicago.
I stumbled across a rather cool sculpture located in the Hancock Building while hunting for dinner a few weeks back. Determined to shoot it with something other than my phone, I return this afternoon with a new camera (Fuji X-T2) and proceeded to take far too many photos. This capture caught my attention while uploading them. I hope you enjoy the capture.
Some Chicago shots from 2014. I cannot wait for warmer weather.
Navy Pier - 4th of July fireworks show. Taken from the Adler Planetarium. On a techie side note, this pano was created from 16, 36 megapixel, images. It's native dimensions are 10 feet by 3 feet!
A spring thunderstorm as seen from the Signature Lounge, Chicago IL.
The Hyatt Center in Chicago. Willis Tower looms to the south.
Happy Thanksgiving from a very cold Chicago! Take from the signature lounge.
Wandering the streets of downtown Chicago, I noticed some interesting texture behind a nicely folded American flag - so I took a picture.
A warm August Chicago skyline.
A single sailboat on Lake Michigan during a summer afternoon.
The follow shots are the beginning of a new series deplicting Chicago's lights at night. A blurred skyline, Willis Tower, and Theater Building Chicago are attached below.
Willis Tower (formally Sears) as seen from our building last evening during a spectacular sunset. All-in-all it's not too shabby of a view.
Lake Shore Drive in Chicago at dusk as seen from Cite Chicago (Lake Point Tower 70th floor). This was a handheld shot using the new Sony NEX-5N. This is a great travel camera with impressive low light performance. I highly recommend it (or its upcoming bigger bother, the NEX 7).
Marina City detail from N Dearborn St., Chicago IL. Very cool buildings seen often in various medias - I recognized them from the cover art of Wilco's album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Chicago has amazing architecture and I look forward to photographing there again in the near future.
This was from The Art Institute of Chicago (Van Gogh "Self Portrait, Spring 1887"). The theme was into the eye of madness. I took a long exposure while adjusting zoom outward (~28mm to 60mm). It was kind of tricky doing this while hand holding the camera. Hope you enjoy.
Sculpture: Vater Staat @ The Art Institute of Chicago / Modern Wing.
This was my favorite sculpture at the Art Institute. I took quite a few shots hoping for the perfect balance of people walking under the cold glare of this sculpture. Eventually a guard informed me I could not sit on the ground while taking photos (far away from blocking any path). Oh well, rules...
Maja and I recently took a trip to Chicago - spectacular city! Expect many more photos from the trip soon. This was from our table at Cite Chicago - a restaurant with a view!