Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chicago Trip Photos

I have been wanting to go back to Chicago and photograph it for a long time and I finally did this past weekend!
Chicago is by far one of my favorite cities and is only a four hour drive away so I'm gonna try to go there more often.
Here are some of the photo I took.

 Ever since I saw the Chicago Cloud Gate(The Bean) back in 2006 I have wanted to take photos of it at sunrise...and thats pretty much the only time people aren't there too.  So I got there at 5:30am to start taking photos.
 I love how it reflects the skyline/ the sky, it's by far one of my favorite modern art sculptures!
It took 2 years to make and was finished in 2006.
 I took the photo below at 11:30 pm, there are actually people in the photo but all but one are blurred because it's a 2 min exposure...on the 24 hour security guy didn't move.  
 Chicago defiantly has the best skyline of all U.S. cities, in fact Chicago is the birth place of the sky scraper.  I was a 10 story steal structure building, it was built in 1885 and at the time it was the tallest building in America but was sadly demolished in the 1930's.
 This is what the bean looks like during the day, 100's of people visit it everyday.
 Below is a photo of part of the outdoor Millenium Park Theater which is right by the Bean. 
 This was the view from our hotel room.  Chicago is such a beautiful city, and by far the cleanest big city i have even been in....it's the complete oposite of Detroit!
 The are drawbridges everywhere.

This photo was taken behind the the hotel we stayed at, the Chicago Sun-Times.  I don't think this draw bridge works anymore but it was cool to see one up, and you can see the Willis Tower(formerly called the Sears Tower) in the back ground.  I believe it's the tallest building in the U.S.

 There are an endless amount of beautiful reflective buildings in Chicago, I love how they reflect the sky and other buildings.  

 It's always amazes me how many different levels big cities have, it's no NYC but Chicago has a lot beneath your feet!
 A Bentley Continental GT, a 180 Gran car...it blows my mind how many sweet cars you see in big cities.

Had to visit the apple store and play with the iPad 2

 If I lived in the city I'd either work at an Apple Store or clean Sky scraper windows!!
These guys are 70 stories high!
 A one minute exposure of the Chicago waterfront. 

I enjoyed my visit to Chicago and defiantly want to go back when it's not 28 degrees!  THere are still a lot of places I want to visit/photograph in Chicago and if you have any suggestions let me know.

Thanks for viewing! 


Anonymous said...

These are amazing! i love the rich tones and your white and blacks are so smooth! I love that they're not over saturated!
Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Awesome photos of an awesome city! You should try going to Navy Pier or Buckingham Fountain next time. There are incredible views of the skyline from behind Buckingham Fountain.