I can't believe that in my seven years of photographing Chicago, I have never been to Ping Tom Memorial Park. It is very encouraging, as I have been getting back into photographing the city more, to find places with great views that I haven't been to before. I was very lucky that the night was as calm as it was, and I was able to capture a great reflection of the skyline onto the Chicago River with this shot.
In all my years of photographing Chicago, I'm surprised I've never taken a photograph here before. It's probably because the slight off-symmetry of this ceiling makes it impossible to get an angle I was happy with. Anyways, with little clouds in the sky, I did my best to capture something interesting out of this one.
This shot is for Ryan who requested a photo of Wrigley Field in honor of the Cubbies who will be taking on the Dodgers tonight in the opening game of the NLCS. Let's Go Cubs!!!
Today's photo was taken from atop the UIC parking garage at Halsted and Maxwell Street. This is a nice little spot with a clear view of downtown that I discovered while running in the area. It was one of those days where I had set out to photograph for just a short while but the light got better and better as time passed, and I ended up staying out way longer than I had originally anticipated.
Today's shot is another from my sunrise shoot at Baha'i Temple. This building is very photogenic and this will not be my last time shooting here.
I was on my way back from a long run when I took this shot. It had rained pretty hard just a couple of hours earlier, and I was desperately searching for some fresh puddles to find some unique reflections of the city on when I got to the Chicago Theatre. I did a pretty good job of "vignetting-out" the big crowd lined up for this Louis C.K. show, but what made this shot tough was the huge crowds around me and across the street.
This is Baha'i House of Worship located in Wilmette, IL, and the only temple of the Baha'i faith in North America.
This is the famous basketball court of Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park located at the intersection of 18th Street and State Street. The 'L' tracks over the court make for a very photogenic view, and I was lucky to get a nice reflection from the rain puddles on the ground. Apparently, several movies and commercials have used this location for filming.
If you've been following my photography for some time, you know that I am all about the wide angles. I primarily shoot with a 14-24mm lens, and generally keep it closer to the 14mm side, making compositions out of everything in my viewing area. Admittedly, I often struggle to come up with the right composition with my zoom lens. This shot was a case where I knew that the wide angle wouldn't work, and I would need to compose a portion of the skyline from the Rush University Medical Center parking garage. That being said, I was pretty happy with the way this one came out, including a nice framing of the Willis Tower, and the sun poking through a hole in the clouds at just the right time made for an interesting frame.
This is museum campus, and the building in the background is the Shedd Aquarium. This is the last shot I'll be posting from this early morning bike ride. Here's to hoping that I can get light this good on the next one!