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Took this photograph a couple days prior to my Cupola House, posted a while back. No one was as impressed by that one as I was so I stayed away from Chicago pictures for a while. That is, until I was looking around my photo folders and remembered this one.

There are a lot of photos of Buckingham Fountain, it's probably one of the more heavily shot places in Chicago, if not the United States. I took both this photograph and tried an HDR (that I will post on TrekLens) that turned out well - I have not seen a photograph of Buckingham like either one, so I feel safe that I can post them as my original work.

This was taken in the evening, not long before sunset, just after a summer cool front rolled through Chicago. I shot into the sun with the fountain and buildings silhouetted under the glistening water droplets coming from the fountain. It was a wonderful evening to enjoy being outside, but it is rare that a summer evening is uncomfortable in the Windy City. It's one of my favorite places in the summer. We had been out and about the city all day, I brought my camera, but didn't feel comfortable advertising my belongings with my old tripod, which, while a Manfrotto and very nice, is slightly heavy and bulky to be hauling around on the El. Now I have a great carbon fiber tripod - while it is not a Gitzo (it's a Feisol), it folds up super small and if I keep the bag over it, not real evident what it is. So, I'll be back to Buckingham Fountain some day for the real HDR shot. They are extremely hard to get right when you hand hold the camera.

Anyway, this is not an HDR and not an extremely unusual shot of some far-away exotic place, just my rendition of another popular tourist destination!

Thanks for looking!

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