9 May 2014

Early Riser

So during our trip to Chicago, I figured out a photographers secret - wake up early. 

Chris and I first stumbled on The Bean on a Sunday afternoon. It was nearly impossible to take a picture that wasn't filled with other people, finger prints, shoe prints (who knew the walking-on-the-bean selfie was so popular?) and smart phones held aloft. I snapped a few photos, but I wasn't really happy with any of them.

I returned the next morning a bit before 8 am. This time, there were only a few people around and the soft morning light was perfection. So there it is, if you want to get a great shot of a popular attraction, forsake those deliciously warm covers for solitary photo-taking glory.

If you're interested, check out my other photography tips here.


  1. wow great photos! dying to visit Chicago one day. And great tip, I need to get up earlier too on trips so i can take fab photos!


    1. Thank you! It's a cool city. I love it there!


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