Heading back into the city, the day done.
Traffic backing up, even if it’s only just after 4.
Clouds darkening. Sky rolling up.
Lakeshore Drive. Swing onto E. McFetridge. Hey…a monument.
Let me check it out.
Maybe hanging out with David Bowman got me thinking about bleakness. The pallid soul of the midwest.
Come this fall and winter, when the wind whips off the lake and the snow begins to fall, when #54 lines up and buckles the chin strap, more that 61,000 will fill the air with their lusty screams.
But on July 16, it was me, my 20D and a concept.
And the quiet.
I’ll take it.
Yeah, Chicago ain’t done yet. More to come. Hang with me if you want….
PS: Above image: f/5.6 at 17mm, ISO 100, EV flat-lined at dead red 0. Finished with a cross-process Nik filter. I finished this three ways (above, more contrast, and a B&W version).
Above is the one that I had in my head when I shot it.
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Unless otherwise noted, images captured with a Canon 20D, SanDisk digital film, finished with PS2 and Nik Software.