But in the past couple of days we've finally gotten back to feeling like Chicago. Which is to say it's warm, but not frying-eggs-on-car-tops hot. So I've had a few group shoots and one I did on my own.
One of the really fun group outings I went on was called "Make a face". This was a challenge excursion. We were tasked with finding faces in inanimate objects. It really makes you look at your world differently. If you're looking for something to shoot near you, you can do this challenge anywhere. Get a friend and see who can find more faces. This could be a really fun activity for kids. Have a long walk ahead of you? Challenge them to see who can find more faces as you go.
Here were the faces I found in two and a half hours in the northern part of Lincoln Park...
|Black Eyed Susan's Face|
|Black Scooter Face|
Some man-made faces were ridiculously easy to find.
|Red Scooter is Happy to See You|
He came with a buddy too. I should have taken half a step back so you could see the way the tire splash-guard made it look like he was sticking his tongue out.
|A Grate Face in the Door|
|Talking Out of One's Glass|
|Johnny Five is a... Boat Trailer|
Does anyone remember the movie Short Circuit from the 80s? This reminded me a little bit of Johnny Five.
|Oh No, Mr. Bill!|
Some faces were in the must mundane places. This weepy face was part of a manhole cover.
|Standpipe Family Portrait|
And here's a whole family of faces on the side of a high-rise apartment buildings. You've got Mr., Mrs. and Baby Standpipe. I think the baby has a pacifier. :)
I have a very fun set taken under a construction scaffolding and a few others that I'll post tomorrow. It was a fun trip that really made me re-evaluate what was "photo-worthy".