Michigan Avenue Bridge and Chicago River

The bridge on the right is Michigan Avenue Bridge. By using a wide angle 10mm lens I have been able to include part of the Chicago River at the bottom of the photograph. Whilst there isn’t a “real” reflection in the water the lights from the buildings do make for a unique pattern on the water. I had to wait about half an hour for the various passing boats and water taxis to not be moving along the water so that I could capture this image. Whilst architectural details of buildings are often better photographed in the day. I personally find wider angle view points that show whole buildings, people and traffic are better captured at twilight. Whilst in this case it meant an early start that morning and having the camera on a tripod. The result of the long exposure means that traffic and people aren’t as visible as they would be in the daylight.

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