What a perfect day for a little photography! I think we’ve finally escaped our brutal winter weather and have embraced spring…let’s hope it’s here to stay!
My main goal today was to get some images of the Chicago River and its bridges but I can’t seem to get the vantage point I need. Anyone out there have access to the Riverbend Condos at 333 North Canal Street? I think this has to be the perfect view of the city’s river and bridges.
Despite not getting the images I had hoped for it was nice to wander around the city to some areas I’ve been meaning to photograph for awhile–Lake Point Tower, BP Bridge and Millennium Park in general.
Today I captured a mix of photo subjects; I have a few series that are constantly ongoing and I seemed to get a few shots that fit into three of these series–Architectural Abstracts, Nature & Man and Streetlamps. It’s always fun to reconnect with some of my favorite projects.
We’ll start with the architectural abstracts from today.

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BP Bridge in Millennium Park

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Lakepoint Tower

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Lakepoint Tower

I don’t typically title my images, mainly because I am the least creative person when it comes to writing, so it’s better to let the image speak for itself. But this one I just had to name, the title just jumped out at me. This is a shot for the Nature & Man series.

Stand-off
Stand-off

 

And a couple shots for my Streetlamp series.

 
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  1. I REALLY like how you've taken something so common in our every day view of Chicago and made it utterly unique. I cannot tell you how many times I've been on the BP Bridge but never experienced it quite how you have photographed it. Quite lovely. I have been following you for a while and am constantly inspired to find new ways to tell our city's story in photo. Thank You!

    1. Don, thank you so much! I really appreciate you following my work and commenting on it. I love the BP bridge and want to work on photographing more of it once it isn't closed off for construction on the east end. Any idea what is going on over there?

  2. Nice collection of images! I think my favorite might be 'Stand Off', although I really like any of the Lakepoint Tower shots. I'm really drawn to the shrinking grid of windows as they approach the top curve of the building. I also really like the BP bridge shot with the smaller light pole. As I looked at it just now, the light pole reminded me of the Pixar Lamp and the composition made me think of a James Bond movie opening sequence. I've only had a couple of chances to shoot the BP bridge and have thus far been unsuccessful at getting something I really like. It has all the elements of coolness, the curves, the metal plates, but getting a good angle on it seems tricky to me. I like your approach of coming from underneath. I'll have to try that sometime.

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