Chicago Walkabout

I was in Chicago for a couple of days and had a chance for a quick walkabout. I wandered about the Gold Coast section of downtown, where Northwestern University is located. Nice shopping district. I took some outside-looking-in shots of a Rolls Royce/Ferrari/Bugatti/Bentley dealership. But was definitely underdressed for actually going inside. Each car had a sign that says: Do Not Touch Cars, Alarms Are Active. Hmmmm. Anyway, fun to walk around. Most of the shots I took on this trip were with a wide angle lens, the first two of these three were taken at 14mm. The first shot is from very high up and was taken an hour or so after sunset. ISO3200, 14mm, f/22, 10 secs. I was bracing the camera against a frame, I didn’t have a tripod.

Chicago After Dark

Chicago After Dark

The one below was taken just at sunset. Again, from the Gold Coast area looking straight up from the street. I couldn’t find the perfect building profile with the sun setting behind and so in desperation, I looked up. Huzzah! This was ISO1000, 14mm, f/5, 1/125.

Chicago Sunset

Chicago Sunset

This last one was next to the lake. The “beach” is all concrete, a biking, walking, etc., area where many people were out enjoying the reasonably nice weather. This lone building sort of captured my eye. I wonder if they advertise a “Lake View From Every Residence!” Probably. It was kind of cool. Of course, this could have been an office building, but I doubt it. ISO1250, 70mm, f/13, 1/1600.

Chicago Living

Chicago Living

Kirsten - November 13, 2011 - 8:34 pm

The first pic is amazing!!!! I love it!!!! Now I want to actually go to Chicago :). All of them are gorgeous!!!

Eric Wojtkun - October 16, 2011 - 6:16 pm

Lee I love the first one. Awesome. You are getting better with every trip!

Chris - September 30, 2011 - 10:44 am

You’re the only one who could make Chicago “Golden”!! 🙂 That first shot is just amazing!! Not a fan of such tall buildings so I’ll be glad when you’re out of there & home again!

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