With dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums, and a plethora of art galleries, Chicago is known for its artistic diversity. A trip to the John G. Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier created an opportunity for a lot of great photography in an afternoon.
This particular image was taken at the end of the day on the walk back to the car. While chatting with the family I happened to look back over my shoulder at the Chicago Skyline to see the city silhouetted against a beautiful blue hue. There wasn’t much light left and I didn’t have my tripod with me, so I braced myself against a tree and fired off a few images. It was hard to tell if my shots were in focus (everything looks to be in focus on the tiny 2″ screen on the back of the camera), but was relieved to see that they were when I reviewed them the following day.
Camera: Nikon D80
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.
Focal Length: 18mm