A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Last Monday I had a few hours to burn before and after my dentist appointment in the the Chicago Loop. All things considered, I packed my camera bag, grabbed my tripod and hit the streets.

It wasn’t until I parked and turned on my camera that I realized my Sony a6000 was about to Sony aDIOS. It was ready to croak. With 4% juice left I knew I wouldn’t get many snaps out of it or my new 18-105mm lens.

Temporarily ticked yet determined, I left my camera and tripod in the trunk altogether and resorted to using my iPhone 6S Plus. It’s no doubt a powerful device and in most circumstances a great bench player. Further, in my favor was an overcast sky, which I really like when it comes to photography. The soft daylight has a way of bringing out the elegance of the subject(s) regardless of what’s being used to capture it.

In hindsight, even though my plan changed I’m well pleased with the results.

Remember: Loop Up!

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Chicago Board of Trade

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Taken in an alley

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

I believe this is the west side of the Fisher building

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Taken in an alley

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

USPS on Clark Street

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Taken near the Fisher building – remember, look UP!

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Metropolitan Correctional Center and the U.S. flag

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Calder’s Flamingo

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

POV – rocking my Rockports!

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Chicago’s Loop

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

The Fisher building – up close and personal. Look at that detail!

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

Shadows have stories, too …

A Loop Through the Chicago Loop

A woman blends in with the city …

Where is your favorite place to take photographs? Let me know in the comments, and have a great day!

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  • Andrew Demetriou

    I love my A6000, I recently got a 50mm lens for it, takes fantastic shots! Love what you did with the iphone, I’m regularly snapping the city of london with my google pixel, it does wonders!

    • Kevin Baum

      I almost got that 50mm myself! The Sigma 30mm is solid too – a friend of mine has it and I used it on loan for a bit. Thanks for the compliment; love what you’re doing, too!

      • Andrew Demetriou

        I was debating between the two as well, but decided to go with the sony prime lens and I love it! super fast, and draws in so much light! Thanks mate!