As many of you may know, I just returned from a truly amazing trip out to Chicago for the Front Row Foundations biggest fundraising event of the year. Our event was a smashing success and a ton of fun. While I was out I had the pleasure of taking a day in the windy city to wander around and snap some scenes. To set the stage, I had pulled an all nighter the night before I was to leave in order to get the blog up to date before I embarked on the week-weekend adventure. I arrived in the heart of Chicago’s city shortly after 10am energized by multiple (meaning 4) Starbucks Double Shot Expresso’s. I battled on through the day with my caffeine induced body and shot well over 1000 shots in about 9 hours of walking.
Throughout the day I decided to work on a few mini series with various themes. The first of which was a scavenger hunt for lettering around town to spell out Chicago as seen above. I decided this will be a game I play for each new city I will visit in the future. On top of that were a few other themes that will be the topic and feature of upcoming posts as I strive to catch up over the next few days.
There is quite the difference between my small city of Grand Rapids Michigan and the Big City of Chicago. I quickly realized that I would have to adjust my style of shooting compared to that of back in the small city. The town isn’t as friendly as previous towns I’ve explored, however I swiftly learned the art of Ninja shooting, in order to avoid having my camera shoved up m… well you get the point.
I look forward to bringing you my days discoveries, as I still sort through the nearly 1500 shots taken.