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77/365 February 03, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. This is where my weekly yoga classes are taught. Needless to say, this view goes excellent with a little bit of downward facing dog. My yoga instructor, Franklin, was kind enough to let me take pictures of this amazing view before today's class. In my opinion this is about as good a view of the city that there is - including the famous Signature Room view in the Hancock. I would love to see what a sunset would like here. I also wouldn't mind seeing what a long exposure shot with some decent clouds might come out like.

If anyone can correctly guess what floor number this shot was taken from, I will let them pick any spot in Chicago for me to shoot later this week in my project 365.

The view from 474 N. Lake Shore Drive.View Exif InformationView on Map

The view from 474 N. Lake Shore Drive.

76/365 February 03, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.

This is the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier during sunrise.View Exif InformationView on Map

This is the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier during sunrise.

75/365 February 01, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. This is a building in Cabrini-Green aka "The Projects", one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods in terms of crime and poverty. I am not sure if this is officially the last Cabrini-Green building to get torn down, but nonetheless I felt a little uneasy carrying my expensive camera equipment here by myself. Papa Runner (that would be my dad) freaked out when he saw me in Lake Michigan (see 43/365 43/365), he will definitely not be happy with this one! I think that most Chicagoans would agree that it is a good thing to see these buildings being torn down as they are a symbol of gangs, poverty and violence. Special thanks to my friend Lisa who suggested that I shoot this. Also a special thanks to Joel, who after seeing Lisa's suggestion insisted that I shoot it today because it looked like it was about to get torn down soon.

Unfortunately the entire area was completely fenced off. I grabbed a few shots with a tripod from behind the fence. Eventually I took this one by hand with the lens poking through a small gap in the fence gate (I used a low f-stop[3.5] to reduce the exposure). That blockage on the left hand side of the photograph is that green fibery stuff they sometimes line fences with. I tried a few different crops here, including a straight vertical crop, but I ended up sticking with the original as I usually do. Maybe it's just me but whenever I attempt to crop a picture it just doesn't feel right.

A demolished building in Cabrini-Green.View Exif InformationView on Map

A demolished building in Cabrini-Green.

74/365 February 01, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. This is Sue at the Field Museum. She doesn't look as good without her Brian Urlacher jersey on though.

Sue in front of the Field Museum.View Exif InformationView on Map

Sue in front of the Field Museum.

73/365 January 31, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. Thanks to Erin for the tip on this. Erin suggested that I shoot these ice sculptures yesterday, and they turned out very cool. A good portion of my 365 comes from suggestions like this one so please keep them coming.

An Ice Sculpture on Michigan Ave in the Loop.View Exif InformationView on Map

An Ice Sculpture on Michigan Ave in the Loop.

72/365 January 30, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. Great sunrise this morning. Time for a nap though. This is Navy Pier.

An early morning sunrise at Navy Pier on a cold morning.View Exif InformationView on Map

An early morning sunrise at Navy Pier on a cold morning.

71/365 January 29, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. A shot of today's sunset from 1250 N. LaSalle. Special thanks to Joel for his connections to get me up here.

Taken from the roof of 1250 N. LaSalle St.View Exif InformationView on Map

Taken from the roof of 1250 N. LaSalle St.

70/365 January 28, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. I went for an unusual crop this time. For whatever reason I usually try to keep as much of original photo as possible, and rarely crop. This kind of gives it a widescreen HD feel or something.

Rock and Roll McDonald's in Downtown ChicagoView Exif InformationView on Map

Rock and Roll McDonald's in Downtown Chicago

69/365 January 27, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today.

Margarita TimeView Exif InformationView on Map

Margarita Time

68/365 January 26, 2010 | Chicago, IL

Today. Wish I had an 8mm fisheye for this shot, maybe I could have got more of Excalibur. This was shot off my balcony again.

Excalibur night club.View Exif InformationView on Map

Excalibur night club.