Friday Night in Chicago

December 8, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

I’m in Chicago with my 9-year old daughter this weekend. It’s a wonderful city to walk, even in the cold. You just bundle up and start walking. And when you do, you’ll feel the energy on the streets and you’ll see some incredible architecture. I never get tired of it.

I took these two photos with a Canon A700, a consumer grade digital camera that is about 2-years old.  It’s amazing what can happen when you go out and just point and shoot, even in the evening, as long as you brace your camera against something solid to accommodate the slowed shutter speed.  This first shot is from the Shedd Aquarium, lookng north toward downtown.

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This second shot is looking southwest from a location near Michigan and Wacker. 

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I decided to add one more.  My daughter and I are staying in the Club Quarters Hotel (really reasonable, great location in downtown Chicago).  We went up to the 38th floor and shot this photo through a tiny window–(some of the shadows are reflections from the inside).  But you can sense the cold temperature outside, right?

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Great shots! Makes me want to go back to Chicago. I was there twice, each for a too short time, and I loved it.

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