Chicago’s Last Days of Summer, Downtown

Sailors Eyes Right

Sailors Eyes Right

More from the three days immediately proceeding labor day weekend, 2011.  Most were located around Millennium Park and the famous Bean.  The Marilyn Monroe statue photo won a picture of the week award at Nikon Gear photo forum.

22 responses

  1. Nice B&W!

    February 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

  2. I just love the Grey-scale image. Black and white reveals far more detail than color, believe it or not. Excellent shot! What kind of camera do you use?

    February 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    • These were shot with a Nikon D700. Now I have a Nikon D800.

      February 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  3. All the nice girls love a sailor! :) (and the belly of the bean is a fun shot too, Ron)

    February 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

  4. Gotta love the sailors! My husband was one and he looked fantastic in uniform. Great picture, Ron!

    February 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  5. LB

    For some reason, I wasn’t able to comment on the photo itself, but I love the sailors. So Young!!!

    February 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    • Thank you Laurie, I bet they are all younger than 21.

      February 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

  6. Between their old fashioned uniforms and the black and white treatment the sailor shot could so easily be from another era – great shot. Enjoyed them all as a nice overview of Chicago – thanks.

    February 17, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    • Thank you. This shot is one of the most popular of the series.

      February 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

  7. This series has a wonderful feeling of nostalgia….I love the shot of the sailors.

    February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  8. Love everything about that first black and white picture. Beautiful!

    February 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

  9. sarahlearichards

    Beautiful black and white photography! If you don’t mind my asking, what kind of camera do you use? I am guessing you live in Chicago?

    February 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    • Those were done with a Nikon D700. I have since switched to a Nikon D800. I live in Houston.

      March 1, 2014 at 4:43 am

  10. Wonderful photography! Thanks for visiting my blog and liking “Kookaburra”.

    March 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

  11. Great photography! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on your award.

    March 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

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