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"Cloud Gate"

A sculpture in Millennium Park, more commonly known as "The Bean".

"Cloud Gate"
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"Millennium Park Skyline"

View of Michigan Avenue from the "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Millennium Park.

"Millennium Park Skyline"
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"Park Here"

Walking along Michigan Avenue, heading towards the river.

"Park Here"
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"105"

Random ray of sun lighting up a doorway canopy in downtown Chicago.  A young girl jumped off the bus as it stopped in front of my shot and stuck a pose when she saw my camera, joking that I should take her photo.  The panhandler sitting on the sidewalk next to me began to rant at her, telling her there was no way I could want her ugly mug in my photo.  They energetically discussed it for a few minutes before she moved on and I hit the shutter button.  A street photographer would have been beating me over the head to take those photos, but I honestly think only video could have done justice to such a heated and colorful exchange.

"105"
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"Oak Park Third Floor"

Third floor and Reference Area of the Oak Park Library outside of Chicago, IL.  The mirror slap and motor drive on the camera I photographed this with are quite loud, and I startled some poor man out of a deep sleep.

"Oak Park Third Floor"
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"Hanger"

Coat rack inside Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.  People were polite and didn't demand why on Earth I was photographing this when I was touring a Frank Lloyd Wright building, even though they were obviously confused.  I would like to think that he would have appreciated a shot that illustrates both form and function.

"Hanger"
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"Parking Garage Escalator"

Another one of those mundane scenes made special by the light.

"Parking Garage Escalator"
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"Subway Exit OR State Street Scoot"

I was scooting backwards across a grate on my hiney to get the shot, and kept expecting to startle someone coming out the exit. Never did, but the passersby seemed amused. Many thanks to Ted Strutz for the alternate title.

"Subway Exit OR State Street Scoot"