This shot is another from my recent trip to Cancun. Prior to the trip we checked the weather forecast and it read rain every day. Our luck was much better though and as you can see from this shot there are just a few clouds in the sky and we didn't feel a drop of rain our entire stay.
Live Aqua Cancun September 07, 2013 |
I am currently in Cancun, Mexico staying at the Live Aqua Hotel. I had to get up bright and early this morning to get this shot, and this was no easy feat after a night that included a few margaritas.
I've been meaning to post some more photos from the helicopter trip. Here's another...
The pilot of our chopper, Grant, new what he was doing when he set me up for this shot. With the left side door off of the aircraft, he made a sharp left turn around the Willis Tower allowing me to take this shot as I was leaning down onto the city.
Throughout my photography career, I have been fortunate enough to shoot from some pretty amazing places in Chicago. From the Roof of the John Hancock Center, to the Willis Tower Skydeck, and the Signature Room at the top of the John Hancock. Nothing is going to ever top the photo opportunities that I got in my own private helicopter ride over Chicago last week. A friend tipped me off about a company called Chicago Helicopter Express who offers helicopter tours in Chicago. After searching on the site, I discovered that they offer flights specifically for photographers, taking the door off of the aircrafts and giving the passenger free reign in deciding where to fly.
I jumped at the chance to do this and I am very much looking forward to posting several more photos throughout the course of the coming weeks from the sunset helicopter tour. This particular shot was taken shortly after take-off as we headed into the city.
Today's shot is the Chicago Picasso statue in the loop. It's been a long time since my last post. I haven't been doing a great job of getting out to take shots but I'm confident that the desire will come back.
On a side note, come back soon as in the next couple of weeks I may just have photo opportunity in Chicago that beats any other place I have ever shot before. More to come soon...
It's always scary standing in the middle of the street to get a shot. Even though there were very few cars at this hour of the day, the thought of a car coming down while my focus is entirely on framing the picture adds a little bit of urgency making this shot tougher than usual.
I got a tip about a week ago that I might be able to get a good shot of the construction on the LaSalle and Wells Street bridges over the Chicago River. I headed over there the day after the St. Patrick's day river dyeing, hoping to get shots of both the river itself and the construction, and I wasn't disappointed.
Today's photo is from directly underneath where Yesterday's photo was taken. This is the Wabash street bridge over the Chicago River.
For those of you not from Chicago, every year the City of Chicago sponsors an event where several gallons of food dye are emptied into the Chicago River to turn it green in celebration of St. Patrick's day. The dye has a lasting effect on the river, and it will remain a bright green for four or five days after the ceremony.
I set the alarm to get up at 6am on Sunday morning, not an easy task considering I too celebrated the holiday with several ounces of green beer!