condensation contemplation

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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  1. Silvia Meneghini
    June 20, 2019 / 2:10 am

    Cracking photo session (as always though…)

    • Kevin
      June 20, 2019 / 6:28 am

      If we seek, we shall see.

  2. Anthony M Jones
    June 20, 2019 / 11:03 am

    Love this series

    • Kevin
      June 20, 2019 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks, Tony – it’s almost as if fate called me in. Definitely an electric session. I had a lot of fun shooting it.

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