I love Chicago. It’s one city I never get tired of shooting in. The architecture is second to none and offers the urban landscape photographer so many possibilities. This image was made right after sunrise of the Aqua Towers. This is a giant condo building that is designed to look like a wave. The trick is to use a long lens, expose for the highlights and shoot the building in high contrast with am abstract look. I shot this with a Fuji X-t1 and 55-200mm lens.
I love Chicago. It’s one of the best cities to do Street Photography. So much is happening everywhere you look. The Chicago River has a lot of traffic on it not to mention some great architecture on its shore. I like this shot as it is Chicago and the Chicago River.
Chicago is such a fun place to shoot street photography. You can get some real interesting images of some very unusual people and you can shoot shots like this that mix the city, steel and people into one image. I liked the framing and was trying to balance the perspective and composition out when a person walked into the image. Click and I got it. Make with a Phase One IQ180. Yes, you can shoot street stuff with medium format.
I love to play with images. This image was made with a Phase One IQ180 of the Chicago Skyline. It was a great shot and so sharp you could zoom into a window in the buildings and make out objects. Anyway, I was trying new effects out and I ended up with this one. It looked kind of cool and different, kind of like something nuclear.
A few posts back I published an image of the Bean in Chicago. I was there on a walk about with my son Scott. I was looking to see and shoot something different and I asked Scott to pose. Here is the result. Kind of different and I toned the image a sepia color to add to the image overall. I like it and it makes you stop and look.
I love Chicago. So much to do and as a photographer, I love wandering the streets doing street photography as we would call it. Earlier this week I wandered the streets with my son Scott. We met for breakfast but did a walk about first. We ended up at the famous Chicago Bean. Now, this location is iconic and everyone comes here and shoots this massive reflective bean. I love coming to these places and challenging myself to see differently. THus the shot above. If you look and play you can come up with an image that not many others may have. It helped too that is was early and not too many people were there. We actually had the bean to ourselves. Made with a Fuji X-Pro and 18-55mm lens.
You have to get up early to do great photography, and that is no different when shooting in the city and trying to make sure tourists don’t ruin your shot. This is the famous Chicago Bean. It offers a multitude of image possibilities with all the reflections and such. Normally during the day there are always hundreds of people with their point and shoots taking shots. So, get there early when the sun is coming up and have the whole place to your self.