A few Saturdays ago my wife scheduled a pamper session for herself in Chicago’s Gold Coast. It was a sunny day; I seized the opportunity to photo walk, and after I dropped her off and parked, I hit the street.
Up for anything
I’ll quote Saul Leiter loosely,
I don’t have a plan, I have a camera.
I rarely have a plan beyond where I want to walk. In general I move and let everything else take care of itself. Case in point, I found myself on the SW corner of Michigan and Wacker, about to cross the bridge north. But then to my left, in the corner of my eye, I saw a deep shadow among the creamy colored concrete. Quickly I realized it was an open door, one that led right into the bridge tower.
I walked closer, and then inside, and found myself in the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Up for anything, I paid the $6 admission and headed up to the top for some views. To my delight, I found myself alone, with plenty of time to spare, looking through two panes of thick glass that had condensation trapped in between them from the humidity.
Here’s a collection of my favorites from that session. All images were taken with the Sony a7iii using the Sony 50mm.
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