Sunday, December 21, 2008

Seasons in Chicago

What's there with the summer in Chicago?

It's a strange season, in which people really let it all hang out, dress strangely and meander in packs.  Look at this family crossing a street in the loop.  Only the kid noticed me.  The rest?  Lost in that summer daze... (M6TTL, Hexanon 35/f2, T-Max ISO 100)

Then comes winter... and the Kris Kindl Markt (aka Christmas Market), with its expensive, fancy trinkets that make Chicagoans feel nostalgic if they've been to Germany, and touristy if they haven't.  It's the best moment to watch people... (same gear, but in Scala film).

And then, there's that weird anticlimactic spring: wet, cold and unpredictable.  There may be beautiful days followed by others, gray, rainy and cool.  Of course, for an adopted DeKalbian, a rainy day in Chicago beats any rainy day in DeKalb (M6TTL, Elmarit 28/f2.8, T-Max ISO 400). 

The possibilities are just endless...  But, for now, the next one will be the seasons in DeKalb! 


Photography Antonio said...

Me ha gustado mucho su Blog le envio la dirección del mio por si le interesa el intercambio.
Le saluda

Francisco Solares-Larrave said...

Muchas gracias, Antonio! Pronto pondré su blog en mi lista de vínculos. Me alegra que le gustara mi trabajo con Leicas. Saludos y mucha suerte!