Every year as summer comes to a close, I end up in Chicago to witness the spectacular Chicago Air and Water Show which showcases some of the finest acrobatics in Aviation known to mankind. Unfortunately, mother nature was unwilling to cooperate this year causing the show to be dramatically downsized and limited to one day.
Later that evening I ventured around the city to capture some photos of the vibrant city scene. After visiting numerous attractions throughout city while enduring a constant light rain, I headed back to my hotel via the world famous Michigan Avenue. With the addition of the nameplate being added to Trump tower, it was now possible to capture a small portion of the landmark while still remaining recognizable to most people who do not frequent Chicago. I positioned myself on a bridge noticing the famed Wrigley building in background and composed the image capturing both landmarks. As a light mist continued to fall, I incessantly wiped the lens clean as I waited for a bus to enter the scene in order to provide the broad light trails for an extra emphasis to the photo. A four second exposure proved to be ideal to capture the scene - good thing- since I waited another 20 minutes and witness very little traffic. This just goes to show that timing is critical and half the battle is simply being in the right place at the right time.