My Blueberry Nights
I decided to photograph Chicago's skyline from both the Willis Tower Skydeck and Hancock Observatory on the same muggy night in early June. My first stop was the Skydeck where I quickly made my way to the windows facing Lake Shore Drive. Only problem was, there were already people lined up against the windows and they weren't moving. Not wanting to be rude, I didn't squeeze myself in, but rather waited for an opportunity to park myself as close to the window as possible. It's now twenty minutes later and the sun has already fallen well below the horizon. Which isn't a bad thing, seeing as how some of the most beautiful natural colors occur during blue hour. After an excrutiatingly long wait, I managed to carve out a small spot for myself near the corner of the building. Not having a tripod meant I was going to have to rest my camera against the window and hold my coat over it to ensure there were no reflections in the image. After making nine long exposures, I decided it was time to make way to the Hancock Observatory before it closed. Before I left the Willis Tower Skydeck, however, I took a couple minutes to soak in the views. Amazing. Truly amazing.