On a recent trip to Chicago, I challenged myself to work with contrast and perspective as much as possible. This challenge led me off the scheduled path a few times (which in my opinion is always a plus) and, in general, lead to a lot more “seeing” and less “looking.”
[Fire Escape – Chicago, Illinois – Standing on a curb between two garbage bins shooting straight up.]
[The Chicago Water Tower and The John Hancock Tower – Chicago, Illinois – When we were 1000 feet up in the John Hancock Observatory I was thinking about how the tiny Chicago Water Tower stands in such contrast and aged beauty to the towering modern skyscrapers around her…a few hour later I took this image to commemorate Chicago’s infinite variety.]
TIP: There’s nothing like a day exploring and shooting in a major metropolis! Be sure to set goals for yourself on your next adventure – you’ll be surprised how it changes the way you see and explore a new place.