Chicago 2017...II

Day two of my Chicago shoot took me back downtown to Grant Park, which was a great weather skies and puffy clouds. My first stop was photographing Leonard Crunelle's "Fisher Boy" sculpture. Right next to this sculpture was a "Golden Trumpet" sculpture, which was there to celebrate "Tarn-X" turning 50 years old. There were quite a few people taking photos next to the sculpture, which I thought was pretty cool. Also the gardens in the park were in full bloom and well manicured. I even spotted a few photographers doing photos shoots within the garden and flower beds. Next to one of the gardens was Christopher Wool's "Untitled" sculpture, which looked like much-used s.o.s. pad. But I did actually like this piece of art. My next stop was the very popular Buckingham Fountain. There were soooo many people at the fountain, I had to shoot and move...shoot and move. As the crowd kind of thinned out, I finally found a spot to shoot from. The clouds and the skyline was looking very photogenic and I didn't waste any time getting great images! From there, I went across the street to see and photograph Mark di Suvero's "Magma" sculpture, which sits on the lakefront. I missed a great photo opp when Mark came to Chicago to help with the installation of this piece. He also has a similar sculpture at 53rd Street on the Lakefront. A few steps north of this sculpture I saw some Canada Geese being fed by people walking along the way, and I stop to photograph Joel Shapiro's "Untitled" sculpture. My next venture was to head over to Maggie Dale Park. Maggie Daley Park was so crowded with kids and their parents...I just walked through the park and took a few photos. I walked across the BP Pedestrian Bridge, heading over to the Great Lawn at the Pritzker Pavilion. From there, I head over to Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" sculpture. But of course, many people identify it as "The Bean". After spending quite some time there, I end this day at Jaume Plensa's "Crown Fountain".