Staring Out
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My original plan was to spend the weekend in Chicago riding L (elevated) trains & capturing images for a project I’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s premise is sort of an Urban-Train-System-Exemplifying-the-Hustle-and-Bustle-of-the-Big-City kinda’ thing. Let’s just say things didn’t go as planned. It turns out that on some weekends, much of the hustle and most of the bustle just vanishes.

L Train on Wabash Ave
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Those hyper-driven urbanites who, during weekdays, cram themselves into every bus, train, & Uber to get to their downtown jobs apparently avoid downtown on the weekends. Who knew? There went my hopes of photographing throngs of people meandering in, on, and around the L. Eh…sometimes we have to improvise, adapt, & overcome. Right?

875 N. Michigan Ave
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Of course, there were still plenty of trains & (a few) people hanging around, so my new plan still included L train platform shots. But, I was in Chicago! A city whose architecture and urban environ are spectacular even on the weekend! Buildings…trains…people – seems like street photography to me.

Waiting for the incoming L
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So, long story short(er)…that’s how the seemingly unrelated themes of L trains & architecture ended up in the same post. Although I think this thematic approach works, my next trip to Chicago will definitely include a day or three -during the week- to complete the original photo project. 😉

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Not quite Abbey Road
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Running beneath the L tracks
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Some Name other than “The Dark Tower”
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Night-time and Skyscrapers
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Down to the Blue Line ©2019 Reginald Foster
Danger High Voltage
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Dirty Framed Architecture
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The View From Below ©2019 Reginald Foster
Lines ©2019 Reginald Foster
Abstract Platform ©2019 Reginald Foster

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  • Ricoh GR III
  • Fujifilm X100F

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