Night-time In Chicago

by Ben Mckechnie December. 16, 2016 1413 views

Summer 2015: I spent three weeks in Chicago visiting a friend of mine. She lived in a prime spot on N.Michigan Avenue, so I had an amazing opportunity to get up high and shoot long exposures from a rooftop not many people have access to. 

When I was back at home, I successfully licensed #1, #3 (actually a similar shot without the man as I didn't manage to get a model release), #4, plus two others, to  Brand USA

This week's Weekly Theme is Light Trail photography. Images #1 and #2 are here to represent. I can't wait to see everyone's entries.


South down N.Michigan Avenue from an apartment building rooftop


Zooming in on those light trails below. I chose to use a cooler white balance, hence the blue tones.


The Green Mill -- Al Capone's jazz club. I loved this place.

I had heard some American bartenders are fearful of Brits because we tip poorly. It was here at the original Billy Goat Tavern that I decided to leave a good impression of my nation’s people. I sat and had two draft beers at the bar, leaving a good tip for each. When I went to order a third, the bartender said "Put your money away. We’re buying you one!" 

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Hope you enjoyed seeing these. Let me know in the comments below. Check out the other entries to Weekly Theme #19 by clicking here


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Jay Boggess 3 years, 11 months ago

These are fabulous! Wow! Wonderful subjects, compositions, lights, colors, excitement & clarity....
Rock On!

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 11 months ago

#1 goes straight to my favs. Everything's perfect in that picture Ben.

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