this afternoon, the shutter sisters were hosting a few awesome photo things in their suite. as a total photo nerds, i knew i had to stop by and meet them. one of the things they were hosting were Chicago walkabouts sponsored by the folks at lensbaby. Lensbaby, if you're not familiar with it, is a very unfancy lens (at a semi-unfancy price) that produces mostlyfancy results. it's like an old school holga fixed lens on your digital camera, only this one you can adjust just a wee bit more. needless to say i loved it.
the walkabout took us down to Millennium park -- which was a nice treat, as i sort of thought i might spend the entire weekend inside of this hotel -- where i fell in love with chicago. I know, it's sort of ridiculous to fall in love with a city based on one park, but i did. it was also the outlying architecture surrounding the park. from where i was standing, chicago just looks like a cool place to be. and that's definitely cool as in neat, because my god the humidity made it anything but cool. i for sure thought i'd melt. i think some of my candy did.
this pic was taken with many other tourists down at the bean. that thing is pretty neat. i thought it was dumb at first, but then i stood inside. total neat.