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Candid Chicago People Photos Street United States Urban

three vs three

Waiting to cross the street.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White Candid Chicago People Photos Signs Street United States Urban

Old Navy’s Fred

If you wander into the Old Navy Store on State Street in Chicago you may bump into Fred. He has worked there for years, he’s very patient, nice and accommodating and did his level best to help us get the best bargains while shopping!
This isn’t a great photo, it was a candid photo taken in bad light and the focus settled on the background but I had to include him as a nice memory of our trip.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/15s
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Birds Black and White Candid Chicago Nature People Photos Signs Street United States Urban

Please don’t feed the pigeons

The sign obviously hasn’t worked!
This was on South Wabash, Chicago around the same time this photo was taken.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Birds Candid Chicago Nature People Photos Street United States Urban Water

Feeding The Duck

Urban ducks and wild fowl are luckier than their country brethren. People think they are cute and feed them!
This is the same duck I posted before at the Crown Fountains, Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Candid Chicago People Photos Street United States Urban

Smile Please! You’re on Camera!

Pictured by the Crown Fountains, Chicago. The guy in the middle was doing handstands in the water earlier and they were having a great time!
He’s also pictured in this photo looking at one of the fountains!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Black and White Candid Chicago People Photos Street United States Urban

Religion isn’t free

A preacher on State Street, just outside Old Navy. I seem to recall he was there way back in 2003 too.
I didn’t listen to anything he said but as I passed he pushed a sheet of paper into my hand. I made to take it but he wanted a quarter for it! In disgust I walked on. I’m not paying for something I won’t read anyway!
Even the guys with megaphones on Patrick Street give their propaganda for free.
A quick search on Google found out more about him: his name is Samuel Chambers, and he is a very youthful looking 66!

Samuel Chambers only wants the best for you.

So, if necessary, he won’t hesitate to tell you that you’re heading straight to hell.

Perhaps he’s told you that very thing as you were heading, instead, straight into the Old Navy store on State and Washington Streets to buy inexpensive summer tank tops. He’s the compact man, about 5 feet 6 inches with a thin moustache, dressed in a double-breasted suit and tie, holding a microphone out front on the sidewalk.

And finally, here’s a man who’ll give him a “big ol’ French kiss” the next time he walks by. “Pucker up” indeed!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Architecture Chicago People Photos United States Urban Water

Sad Face?

Second of the Crown Fountains in Millenium Park, Chicago.
The tent in the background covered The Bean and wasn’t due to be removed for a few weeks.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Architecture Chicago People Photos United States Urban Water

Crown Fountain in Millenium Park Chicago

This is one of the Crown Fountains in Millennium Park, Chicago. The red glow in this photo is from that large image! It’s actually a video, the person pictured smiles and changes expression every few seconds, and the face changes on a regular basis.
I didn’t know this was here at all, but it made up for the fact that The Bean was closed for renovation when we visited. I was really looking forward to that. We’ll have to visit Chicago again!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Birds Chicago Nature Photos United States

Duck: “Who’s that then?”

I love when animals and birds look at you with a tilt of their heads as if inquisitive. What is this duck saying?
“There’s that guy with the camera again! Why does he keeping taking photos of me and my man?”
“What’s that thing he’s pointing at me?”
“I wonder if he has any bread?”
Ah yes, such is the life of a bird in an urban environment!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 180mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Birds Chicago Nature Photos United States Water

Duck on Red

A duck in Millenium Park, Chicago last May. Bet you’re wondering what is casting that red glow on the water? All will be revealed on Monday after I post a cute picture of it’s mate!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 235mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White Chicago People Photos United States

Tartan Baby

While we supped our coffee in Starbucks in Marshall Fields a baby and her mother were busy playing and enjoying each other’s company at the next table. Jacinta asked if I could take a photo of them and this is the result!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 35mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White Chicago People Photos Street United States Urban

What a big smile!

While wandering the streets of Chicago taking in the sights a young boy and his mother passed me. He had the biggest grin on his face when he saw my camera and smiled gleefully when I took this shot!
Pictured in front of H&M on the Magnificent Mile near the John Hancock Center, Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/80s