Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I went to Chicago hoping to get a great picture of the sunrise but I also had realistic expectations that I may leave without a great picture. Looking back, I think I did get some good (but maybe not great) shots of the sunrise and also of the Chicago skyline, but Kim and I have both realized that I totally failed in one photographic area. I didn't take almost ANY documentary photos. I don't have photos of Gino's East, I took one photo of the Old Water Tower but only two (with my camera phone) of the Field Museum. I tried to get a few night shots of the skyline but those didn't turn out because I didn't have a tripod and I tried to get a photo of the bean (again with my camera phone) but that wasn't all that great either. AND to top it all off, the only picture of Kim and I on the whole trip was taken by a stranger (also on my phone.) Talk about a total bummer. I don't even have the excuse that I didn't have a good camera around because I had my camera with me almost THE ENTIRE TIME!! I could have taken pictures of the Sky Deck at the Willis Tower or of the really cool library next to our hotel, or of any of the cool buildings in Chicago, or especially of my beautiful wife in Millenium Park. But no, I didn't and because of that I need to make it a point on our next trip to not be so narrow minded with my photography. I need to keep my camera handy (not stuffed in my backpack) and always be at the ready to document the moment. Just think of all the missed opportunities for street photography that I missed. GRRRR! I will do better next time!