After becoming ancy late the other night, I decided to grab my new toy (550D) and go on a walk. Being located in the heart of Wrigleyville, Chicago, IL, one would find it absurdly difficult to find an interesting subject to photograph. So off I go, and much to my fortune, I am but a two block walk to Wrigley Field. A Cards fan in Cubbie territory… I like to think of myself as a low key double agent.

Anyway, this fine evening also doubled as a harmless Night of the Living Dead remake. With groups – and a couple solo – drunks stumbling around, rambling sweet nothings into the late night air. Chicago, I love you.

So I find me a nice lil space across Clark and anchor down the old tripod. Which was much more comfortable than I predicted. I figured I’d be dodging aimless, drunks who wondered blindly from their pack. But I felt like a force field had expanded around me. I began firing off some pictures, but found the sparse, yet visible, traffic buzzing through difficult to avoid. So up went the pitch, higher and higher to the upper edges of Wrigley. This also perpetuated by a group of camera starved young ladies who felt obligated to pose endlessly for the Canon. I must admit, she is a bute, I can’t blame em.

I find this extreme, but needed adjustment far more pleasing than the redundant slightly slanted shots of Wrigley in the past. So a clicking away I began… Exposure up, fire, exposure down, fire, toss in a longer shutter, bring down the ISO…. and in the end, I ended up with what I think is a rather awesomely trippy take on Wrigley Field. HDR is growing to be my preferred style.


I decided I wanted to reapproach this image with a black and white slant. Here it is.

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Camera Data

Model:Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length:28 mm
ISO Speed:100
Date Taken:Aug 26, 2011, 2:03:17 AM
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh/HDR Efex ProSensor Size:28mm