Chicago

MILLENIUM PARK

 1/1600 | 6.3 | 100 iso | 18mm

1/1600 | 6.3 | 100 iso | 18mm

Today's chilly weather reminded me of Chicago and also update my website.

 1/1600 | 5.0 | 100 iso | 40mm

1/1600 | 5.0 | 100 iso | 40mm

 1/4000 | 3.5 | 400 iso | 18mm

1/4000 | 3.5 | 400 iso | 18mm

3 ARTS CLUB CAFE

 1/200 | 4 | 1600 iso | 18mm

1/200 | 4 | 1600 iso | 18mm

Hands down, my favorite spot was the 3 Arts Club Cafe. Seriously. That place is beautiful. It's a "must-see" spot for anyone visiting the city. It's a cafe set in the middle of a modern furniture store.  If you go, make sure you order their homemade rock salted chocolate chip cookies and a coffee.

 

 

You'll be taken on a sweet journey.

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY

  1/60 | 4.5 | 1250 iso | 18mm


1/60 | 4.5 | 1250 iso | 18mm

 1/400 | 4.5 | 125 iso |18mm

1/400 | 4.5 | 125 iso |18mm

I wanted to talk about this photo and what editing could do. When you're shooting in raw, you're collecting a lot of data you can work with. The original photo was a bit dark and I wanted to add a bit more color. In Lightroom, I raised the exposure, shifted the color temperature to the left, and used graduated filters to even out the exposure. With a bit of time and some thinking, the photo came out like below!

 1/400 | 4.5 | 125 iso | 18mm

1/400 | 4.5 | 125 iso | 18mm

 1/15 | 4.5 | 1250 iso | 18mm

1/15 | 4.5 | 1250 iso | 18mm

ONE IN LOVE CONFERENCE

 1/400 | 3.5 | 1250 iso | 35mm

1/400 | 3.5 | 1250 iso | 35mm

 Now, I wasn't in Chicago just to take pictures. I went to go to the One in Love Conference! It's a conference where young adults from all over the country come to worship. It made me feel small and a part of something bigger than me at the same time. It's hard to describe. My small group member had people flying from Arizona, driving 15 hours from NYC , and 12 hours from us Virginians. It was a great time, albeit a bit tiring. I want to try videography at some point in time. 

 

Heck, I'm going to try videography.

 

 1/640 | 2.2 | 2000 iso | 35mm

1/640 | 2.2 | 2000 iso | 35mm

 Soli Deo Gloria.