Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chicago Loop at night - Wabash Ave. Bridge

I was thinking about doing a Chicago cityscape painting and decided to take some pictures with my camera. I love going to remote and underused parts of the city and this is one of them.

This is a shot from the Wabash Ave. Bridge overlooking the Chicago River. Looking west towards the Loop (taken around 7 p.m. at night).

It was so cold when I took this photo (probably why no one was out). But even still, the illuminated skyscrapers, the bright street lights, and the warm glow reflecting off the choppy water below made this so damn romantic. Of course I was all alone when I took this picture.  *sigh*

This is the neat part. 

Here's the exact same scene! I took multiple shots but my hand accidently shook the camera and blurred the image when it went off.

I love this! What a happy mistake. Just wanted to share.


Carol Nelson said...

So cool. Looks like an abstract painting waiting to happen.

Dean Grey said...

Thanks Carol!

The blurred image just looked so lively and fun I wanted to share it with everyone.


Tammy's Studio said...

I love accidental art like this!

Dean Grey said...


Me too!