1 baby-less hour with nature

Discussion in 'Nature' started by chicago8c, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. chicago8c

    chicago8c Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    Our 9 month old son keeps me very busy; the vast majority of my photos are taken while pushing him around or commuting to work. But this weekend the stars aligned for a rare, totally free hour by myself in beautiful Jackson Park, near the Museum of Science & Industry on Chicago's south side. Here are some photos (with 12-40 and my new used 60mm 2.8).

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  2. Bomber

    Bomber Mu-43 Veteran

    Nice set of photos ,love the reflection ones

    Cheers Glen
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  3. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    Nice shots! I am SO jealous because I never get out in the city without the kids. Mine are 4 and 9, but they have no patience for Daddy taking his sweet time setting up shots. :)

    I particularly like the first one, and the last one. On the shot with the MSI reflecting in the pool, it's a shame that the high-rise in the background is exposed on the right hand side. I'd be tempted to try to clone it out, or perhaps a different shooting perspective might obscure it.
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  4. chicago8c

    chicago8c Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    Yes, I agree on trying to clone it out. This is from almost a year ago, when my kid was pretty small, and it was all I could do to just get these on the computer - these (slightly less hectic) days I would aim for more aggressive processing.
  5. Boneyard

    Boneyard Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    As someone who often finds himself in a similar situation (18 month old), my compliments on taking advantage of your hour. Time well spent...
  6. TaoStory

    TaoStory Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2014
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    Tom Remisoski
    Nice pics! I always enjoy your stream on Flicr.