On my way to Brazil – I was delayed in Chicago for a day and I was determined to make the most of it while I was there. From my hotel, I walked to the nearest train station and rode it all the way into Downtown Chicago. Once I got there, I came across the Downtown Chicago Tour Bus Co. – And for $40, they drove me all over the city, dropping me off at all the highlights, all the while telling me all I ever wanted to know about the city of Chicago.
And would you believe – I took all of these photos with a simple Canon Elph 320.
I look forward to the day when I can go back there and take photos with my nice Canon 6D!! But, for my unexpected day in Chicago – and my first ever in Chicago – I hope you enjoy the photos I was able to get!
Beautiful photos of Chicago! My favorite is the last one, with shallow depth and the low angle I love. 🙂 The shot of Millenium Park is awesome with that warped view of the city in reflection. I also like the one of you on the glass foor! Thanks for posting and sharing your story, Dustin. You look great in your gray and striped shirt.
Thanks, Caryn!! It was hard to walk around feel proud or professional of myself with just the point-n-shoot. But, that just goes to show that there is a lot more to it than just the camera, but the photographer too. I’m glad you like the shirt – it was a birthday gift with a note that said, “You need more color. Happy Birthday!” Haha!
Great Post! I love that you highlighted using a typical point and shoot camera. There is so much to learn on how to use a point and shoot. You would never know you weren’t using your nice Cannon 6D! Truly shows how talented you are in your photography skills.
I love the lines that draw you in on the Subway picture. The repetition of the bumps on the ground and colors pull you in. The BW of the Canoe’s is well done and so abstract. I think my favorite is how you took the picture of yourself with the negative exposure to show the city as well as you. You ought to expand on this post and show settings and menu items on how to use a point and shoot to it’s fullest!
I must agree with Caryn, you look great in your gray and orange striped shirt! 😉 So glad you were able to turn this day into something so rewarding!
Thanks for the suggestion, Rebecca, on creating a post on how I used that Point-n-Shoot! There were several people around me who saw me get that shot and then moaned as they had all been trying to get the city to show up behind them Haha! I thought to myself, “What’s the matter guys? It’s only a point-n-shoot.” Haha!