Vignettes from the Waterfront

Tourists and Chicago skyline

Tourists on Wendella Boats’ “Linnea” take in the view from Chicago’s outer harbor on Oct. 19, 2010. | Canon 5D Mk. II and 24-70mm f/2.8L lens @ 24mm | Exposed 1/1600 sec. @ f/2.8, ISO 100

I’ve been spending the better part of the week processing my photos for my master’s project.  The trips to Chicago were surprisingly productive.  And the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens that I’ve been borrowing from my dad–I briefly reviewed it here early this year–proved to be invaluable in the city.  Sure, the images aren’t as sharp as they would be with a 70-200 lens, but it’s a smaller, less “obvious” lens for street shooting: the black barrel doesn’t draw attention to itself.

As always, comments and criticism welcome!  And more photos after the jump!

Deck chair shadows on Wendella Boats' "Linnea."

Deck chair shadows on Wendella Boats’ “Linnea.” | Canon 5D Mk. II and 24-70mm f/2.8L lens @ 34mm | Exposed 1/800 sec. @ f/2.8, ISO 100

What are you looking at?

Another photographer contemplates having the lens turned upon him. | Canon 5D Mk. II and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens @ 230mm | Exposed 1/250 sec. @ f/5.6, ISO 250

Chicago water crib

A Shoreline Sightseeing tour boat cruises along the outer barrier of the Chicago harbor. The Carter-Harrison “water crib,” an intake that feeds to the water pumps for the city, is visible in the background. | Canon 5D Mk. II and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens @ 300mm | Exposed 1/2000 sec. @ f/5.6, ISO 100

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