Blue Collar Town

date December 16, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Yesterday morning, I did something I don't normally do. I went for a shutter drive. If shutter running is jogging through the city with my camera, a shutter drive is doing the same only in my car instead of by foot. I set my alarm for 5:30 in hopes of catching Chicago in its beauty during that golden hour prior to the lucky 7:11am sunrise. Having lived on the north side of Chicago for several years now, I thought it would be nice to try to capture one of the south side beaches that I don't usually frequent. To my dismay, just about all of the south side beaches were under construction. I found this out after parking my car and walking about a quarter mile from an area where the golden sand used to run endless miles but was now covered with gigantic clumps of dirt and rock and huge machines used to move these masses. That was not stopping me. I sneaked into the construction site which was rather active for this early in the morning. I was very nervous once I was in the site. I slowly approached this bulldozer stopping every once in a while to take a picture. I could barely compose my photos knowing I was about to get yelled at for entering the site. After taking my last picture, the one you see below, I headed for the exit. As I walked out, literally just feet away from the exit, one of the construction guards yelled over to me "Hey, you can't be here, get out of here!!!". It was too late, the damage was already done! Muhahahahahahahahahaha!

A bulldozer at 31st street beach.View Exif InformationView on Map

A bulldozer at 31st street beach.