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Old Posted Jul 30, 2010, 11:50 PM
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And in the beginning there was.............Chicago!!!!!!

This is what started it all for me. This trip to Chicago was the catalyst for all of my photographic endevors. I instantly feel in love with the city. Also this was in the day prior to my DSLR so all pictures at taken with my 6 mp Canon Elph point and click. So all you peeps out there still using a point and click need to recognize and step up your game because you are not reaching your cameras full potential.

ENJOY!!!!!

The first stop was in Waukegan to visit my brother Michael. He lived about 2 blocks away from the docks and took us for a visit.







Sadly the dockside brats was closed


I really liked that tall building there.


From where im standing here you could see a hint of the Chicago skyline. It was truly amazing.


On the train here. One of the many suburbs along the way to Chicago.


This was one of the first things I saw when we starting rounding into town. Breath taking to say the least.


One more shot of Willis just for good measure


One more from the rail


And what kind of tourist would I be without a shot from the rail station




Finally making it to the streets. We just kinda wandered for a while checking stuff out.








In the cab cruising to navy pier. It was my brothers idea not mine.


The EL!


At the time aqua and trump were still being built


While navy pier did offer some great views the whole complex was way to commercial and touristy for me.


Indiana, ewww


Cell phone pano


This was the only reason I wanted to go to navy pier. I wanted to go to the actually billygoat but its all good. Burger was still greasy and delicious as it looks here.


Remember to never mess with a guy with a pet goat


This guy rocked. The lady behind us ordered a tuna sandwich and he still called out Double CheeseBurger! And they served her a double cheese burger.


Like I said, gorgeous views


Me and bob having some conversation, lol


The wife


We saw lots of crains on the trip






Along the river








Zoom














A stray from the pier that got out of place


Going to millennium park








A double caught in the act




More trains. I wanted to take a cruise on the EL but my sister in law thought it was to dangerous. I think I should have reminded her I was from Houston.


Some of the framing could have been better but this trip was definitely a learning experience in photography.


This was outside of giordanos.


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And yes, we did get some pizza. Everytime I look at this picture I can still taste the amzing sauce they used. You can have one overnighted to you for the small sum of $75. I have actually contemplated spending the money.


Heading out to catch the train. I really did not want to leave.


Some other random shots that got out of order




Urban moose




Da bean


Me and the brother


This is the last shot I got in the city. My camera battery died after this one. I love this shot. Its what really made me want to be a photographer.


Stay tuned for my next Houston thread coming soon.
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Great shots! Love all the B&W.
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thanks. i thought the black and white was fitting for these kinda shots.

heres a bonus shot i found

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Leaves much to be desired, in a good way.
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Nice photos.
Next time do not listen to suburbanites Re: the L, or the city in general for that matter; you would've been fine; 600-700K people ride the thing on a daily basis.
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Nice perspective of John Hancock.

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Next time do not listen to suburbanites Re: the L, or the city in general for that matter; you would've been fine; 600-700K people ride the thing on a daily basis.
yeah i know right. saw lots of business folk on the metra. and I am kinda sad i did not take a ride on the L. I would have got to see more of the city. Next time its on.
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Nice perspective of John Hancock.


yeah, i really liked how the buildings layered here. Thats one of the reasons i left this one in color. in the bw version everything kinda muddled together and it lost a lot of the depth.
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Some wonderful things can come out of a little camera like that. Sweet.

Great tones with the b/w too.
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glad you like the city! and one thing to remember it's called THE SEARS TOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT WILLIS
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glad you like the city! and one thing to remember it's called THE SEARS TOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT WILLIS

yeah i know what you mean. In houston we have Williams tower, it used to be Transco and everyone still calls it transco even though it has been williams for over 10 years now.

but i loved chicago. wish i could have made it into town for more than just that one day.
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That deep dish looks so good! What toppings did you get for it?
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Waukegan is a great place to start - but after visiting Waukegan the El was too dangerous !?!

Come again - take more photos.
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Waukegan is a great place to start - but after visiting Waukegan the El was too dangerous !?!

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well my sister in law is from wiscounsin so she thinks everything is dangerous.
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That deep dish looks so good! What toppings did you get for it?

it was a chicago deep dish. so whatever came on that. it was sooooooo good. the sauce at giordanos is to die for.
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well my sister in law is from wiscounsin so she thinks everything is dangerous.
Wisconsin is dangerous; them and all their farms, rolling hills and outdoor recreation. Not to mention the packers and the Fonze, both of which can give you std's. Mr. C is cool in my book though, eeehhhh.
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Wisconsin is dangerous; them and all their farms, rolling hills and outdoor recreation. Not to mention the packers and the Fonze, both of which can give you std's. Mr. C is cool in my book though, eeehhhh.
Dont forget all the cheeseheads too. dangerous people.
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