“The Coyote” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
I live in one of the most photogenic cities a photographer could ask for. For as many cities I have visited around the world, I always come home, look around, and find countless more photographs to take. One of the reasons I was excited to go full time with my photography business is that it would give me the opportunity to explore more of Chicago, not just the well-known areas downtown but the amazing neighborhoods throughout. To that end, I have decided that, at least two days a week, I am going to do a photo walk an collect as many photographs of my beautiful city as possible.
The photograph of The Coyote Building, above, is one I have been wanting to take for a while. Ever since I introduced my photograph of The Flatiron Building in New York City, I have had people asking me about shooting this wonderful homage to art deco architecture of days passed, found at 1600 N Milwaukee.
Garage Under the L Tracks – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
If you’re going to live next to ‘L’ tracks you might as well make the best of it. I absolutely loved this amazing garage door found in an alley just past The Coyote. Who knew a Chicago alley could look so beautiful?
“The Crossing” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
A note- if you are going to stand in one spot, waiting for a train to pass, make sure you know the timetable of the train in question. I am pretty certain I stood there for about 45 minutes waiting for the “perfect shot” of the Blue Line ‘L’ crossing next to The Coyote. Granted, there were several occasions where I could get the shot but, inevitably, I would end up with a trash truck or worse, Roto Rooter truck, impeding the shot. In the end though, I feel like it was worth it.
“Blue” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
My note above applies here too I am pretty certain people were wondering what I was doing, loitering in an alley for a good 30 minutes, holding a camera. I do love the ‘L’ though.
“You Are Beautiful” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
Because sometimes you just need a reminder…