Thursday, September 23, 2010
Photographing same place, different times
One of my favorite spots in Chicago is Navy Pier. We were staying within walking distance to the pier, so I visited it three times. First, on that rainy morning, then on the beautiful blue sky day and then that evening. Each time offered completely different looks. My point is that you can photograph the same place at different times and get completely different results.
On the beautiful afternoon, I took an architectural boat ride, so I got great shots of Navy Pier from out in the water. The photo above shows color! Look at the reds and yellows of the boats and attractions and the blue of the sky.
Lake shore to Navy Pier. We rode the Ferris Wheel at night which was very cool. The Ferris wheel was always my favorite ride at the fair. Guess I have always liked high spots...will do a post on some of those in Chicago!
Lake shore with a walking/bike path below. I centered the Ferris Wheel in the circle of the rail and snapped this photo. There is a lot happening here with the walkers, the location indicated by the Ferris Wheel and the beautiful sparkling water. This is an example of using aperture setting and focusing on the background rather than the foreground.