Buckingham Fountain last year on Memorial Day. This is truly one of the jewels of the city. It is visually pleasing. The city looks fantastic behind it. On a hot day, the mist is relief. And sunsets look great. On Memorial Day they will play patriotic music and the central fountain of water will shut much higher than is shown here.
Chicago during memorial day weekend as I was walking back toward Buckingham Fountain from Oak Street Beach I crossed their path and they wanted their pictures taken. It was so fun, purely spur of the moment and not what I usually ‘do’.
Every single one of them is really expressive and shows their own personality and style. Even the one that’s too cool for photos on the right. I really love that.
It made my day.
And I was already downtown on a beautiful day taking photos. And it got just a little better. It’s not so much about the photo as it is about the moment.
Oh, and the guy with his hands held out wide says I’ll want his autograph in six years.
I just love how this city comes out for the unofficial start to summer!
Yesterday, I came down to the city on the Metra and walked from the train station to the Oak Street Beach, down to the Buckingham Fountain, and back to the train station. Just a few miles. 🙂
Here was the view of the city from Oak street Beach:
This is typical of Chicago when the summer comes around. So many people find a way to get out and enjoy it. A few reasons why I like this photo: Aside from the iconic skyline view, you have a lot of people jogging and walking on the bike path / pedway. But you also have a very pretty girl walking with some of her male friends. And in the background, you can see a guy with his head turned around way to much to get a glimpse of her!
Ok, a few other notes about the day. I had an old laptop bag that was too small for my previous laptop but not for my current laptop. I found that it also holds my sort of small camera bag perfectly! I don’t think I’ll need another bag for Yellowstone! (yay!)
Other photographic notes: I used my 20mm prime lens and this was a vertorama of three images. Processing was done in Photoshop and lightroom. I did adjust for perspective lines using Camera Raw.