From the 'L': Blue Line Edition

Another dull, gray winter day in Chicago…and a good day to get back to working on my ‘L’ series. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve worked on this series and after today’s trip on the blue line I’m about halfway done. I’m hoping to finish the series in the next few weeks so be prepared for a bunch of ‘L’ images!
As I headed towards O’Hare I was really, really hoping there would be an airplane crossing the taxiway that passes above the ‘L’, but no such luck. I might have to keep trying for this shot since it’s one I’d really love to capture. If only there was a way to know just when that would happen.
The blue line is interesting in that it enters and emerges from tunnels at many points throughout the miles it covers. It is  also quite elevated during various sections and then basically level with the expressway for others. With the varying elevations it offers some interesting perspectives.
Despite a little encounter with the train operator about the CTA’s guidelines regarding photography I still got a few keepers. I’d say the photos from today’s trip produced two very different types of images. The first few below are pretty typical to my shooting style. The last few are a little more experimental…playing around with the motion of the train, slower shutter speeds and lower lights. Something a little fun, a little haunting and a little different. I hope you like them:)
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3891-Edit
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3893-Edit
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3967-Edit
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3964-Edit-Edit
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3924
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3923-Edit
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3911
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3914
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3897-Edit
Chicago - Chicago Blue Line - CTA - L - el - Angie McMonigal Photography-3894-Edit

And a little self-portrait
And a little self-portrait

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