Long Shot 2017
I awoke earlier than usual (!) and walked from our humble abode in the Loop, through Maggie Daley Park, along the lakefront to the end of a pier then back home, stopping for coffee at Intelligencia. My intent was to study the morning light as it illuminated the buildings on Michigan Avenue.
Naturally, I found sights and scenes I hadn’t considered: seagulls feeding in the shallow water near the piers, Millennium Park devoid of people, the stark contrast of Crown Fountain against the trees and Michigan Avenue canyon, the solitude of the faces in the fountain without the crowds and, finally, an opportunity to make a self-portrait underneath and in the center of the Bean.