My body is still somewhat on European time (it was only my second night here), so I was awake quite early. Just before sunrise I went for a walk, to Millenium Park, to make some pictures of ‘cloud gate’ (aka ‘the bean’). A nice piece of art and on a day like this, you can even see a deeper meaning to it: our view on the world can be quite twisted…
It is being said that timing is everything, but that’s not true: when I was taking pictures at sunrise, I certainly wasn’t the only one. Some had much more (and maybe even better) equipment with them. But they didn’t see what was going on… They positioned themselves in a certain spot and waited for something to happen. Therefor they missed e.g. the ‘double sunrise’ in picture #12… None of the other photographers saw this, none made a picture of it. Their timing might have been right, but they didn’t have an eye for all the photo opportunities. That’s a shame.
The last evening of my visit to Chicago, I went back to the bean, to take some pictures when the sun was setting.
BTW: since this was a business trip, I only had my NEX5 with me (with the CZ16-80 mounted on it), not the A900 that I usually drag with me.