Saturday, October 1, 2011

Days 267 - 275

Playing catch-up again! Today we had a fabulous Photo Walk in Chicago. I had a fabulous time hanging out with my friend, laughing like we were in junior high again, and just snapping away at whatever caught our eyes! 

I love to capture our urban life, as that is what we know and have grown to love. Such a kaleidoscope of cultures, hobbies, and people, are what draw people to Chicago. We have our street bums, high end stores, theaters and old historical buildings. We took so many images today, I am happy to announce that I will have photos up once again! 

At first I was pretty rigid for myself trying to follow a "one photo a day or else" type routine, then realized... it's not even logical! I think walking around town finding all different sorts of angles, lines, people, buildings and more.. I must have switched from one lens to another at least 100 times!

Here is the beginning to our walk. I will post many more in days to come.

Day 267
Every city has a "bird lady." She must have been our token bird lady in the park today. She sat there and fed the pigeons, so I how could I resist?
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/60, 120 mm

 Day 268
A walk in the park by the Art Institute. Their pathways were beautiful.
ISO 400, f/5, 1/200, 75 mm

 Day 269
Reflections were so much fun today! This was a huge puddle underneath the el train. I caught the building across the street, that's why it's "upside down." 
ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/4000, 50 mm

Day 270
Anyone up for some breakdancing? It hurt just watching them, but very cool!
ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/200, 40 mm

 Day 271
Okay, the "fire department" in me had to take this one. I love it!
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/4000, 120 mm

 Day 272
Self explanatory. I just love signs and lights. 
ISO 400, f/8, 1/125, 60 mm

 Day 273
Marshall Fields clock mixed with a Joffrey Ballet sign. Now, that's Chicago! 
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/800, 28 mm

 Day 274
Transformers, anyone? Did you see the movie? Remember where they had the four reactors? This is one of the 4 buildings on each corner of the top of this building. Just a closer look.
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/4000, 230 mm

 Day 275
Playing a little music on State Street.
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125, 180 mm


Misty said...

These are all just so beautiful! I am loving that bird lady. Her hat just makes the picture. I want to go for a photo walk now. Looking forward to our ClickinWalk on the 8th.

Chelsea said... should publish your shots in some 'Visit Chicago' magazine! ;) I adore that puddle shot, just so creative.

Kristal said...

What a great photo walk - love the bird lady and the music on the street!

Valeria said...

It does look fun. I love love your work and the last image is amazing.

Missus Wookie said...

I love doing a photo walk - it is always so fun. I like the angle on the music shot and am always up for a reflection or a bit of urban architecture.

Catherine said...

Incredible pictures and I agree with Chelsea!!! My faves are the one by the Art Institute, the puddle and the cellist. Amazing!!