Danger! Danger Will Robinson!
I’ve finally gotten around to going through my Drag Queens in Gary shoot for the second review. I took so many photos in one day, reviewed them once, dumped the really bad ones and posted the ones I liked on first viewing. After that I’ve been avoiding them like the plague since I pretty much hated everything I took. I could have done better, much better. Tons better.
My only excuse was I had just gotten my DSLR and had no idea how to use it, so while my models and location were just FABULOUS DARLING, my skills were not. Still, on second review (at long last) I find that I don’t hate everything as much as I thought I did.
So brace yourselves for Round Two of the Misadventures of Misty and Ivana!
I honestly never knew this statue existed until the other night. It is in Grant Park ( Millennium Park) just south of Congress, not 100 feet from Michigan Avenue, but as it sits on top its own little hill and has a screen of mature trees between it and the street so unless you’re just wandering in the park, you’ll never see it.
So sometimes (read as “most of the time”) I take everything too seriously and get frustrated that I’m not taking the “perfect” shot. Which leads me to feel like I suck at photography, which leeches all the fun out of taking pictures. As it turns out all I needed was an evening out with a fun friend and my camera to turn it all around for me. Meet Angela, who is telling her ghostly self off.
OK fine so long exposure night shots like this aren’t high art, or even middling art, but they are an absolute hoot to produce. Angela helped remind why I got into the whole photography thing to begin with. Because it is fun.
So we wandered Grant Park for awhile and made it down to the Agora installation (which I love more than “The Bean” a.k.a. Cloud Gate) and Angela decided to play a game of tag with herself. Which you can do in a long exposure. I was laughing like a giddy school girl through the whole thing.
Screw making “art”, I’m out to have some fun!