patrick papesch|photography

Chicago

Chicago

One of the reasons why the united states are at the bottom of my „places i want to visit“ – list is the fact that it is necessary to take a long-haul flight. 11 hours after leaving vienna i arrived at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. I’m sure that next time i’ll invest in a business class ticket…

A 30 min taxi ride to the center later the city welcomed me with rainy and windy conditions. Welcome to the ‚windy city‘.

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/240 sec, f3.6, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/240 sec, f3.6, ISO400

After Checkin in The Drake Hotel i was told not to sleep to avoid jet lag as good as possible. 7 hours difference in time was something i never had before. So let’s see what is it about Chicago. While my colleagues have been here quite often, it was the first time for me. So i had some kind of personal guide to find my way through the city.

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/640 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/640 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

The second day of the Chicago visit was Friday. In fact it was ‚Black Friday‘. The weather didn’t change at all, but as i was awake at 5 in the morning, we left the hotel early in the morning.

 

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/350 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/350 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

During that day the city was dominated by demonstrations. While in the beginning i had no idea why, we found out later that it seems to be a combination of protests against the shooting of a young man a year ago and also against the crazy shopping insanity taking place that day.

I took the chance to get some images of the crowds and create some reportage files for my archive.

 

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/60 sec, f2.8, ISO500

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/60 sec, f2.8, ISO500

 

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 23.4mm, 1/60 sec, f4, ISO800

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 23.4mm, 1/60 sec, f4, ISO800

 

The X-T1 combined with the XF 16-55/2.8 did a great job in that rainy weather. Both got complete wet during that day on the streets. Good to have that weather resistant equipment that let you shoot in the worst conditions. No need to worry about your camera… it will do the job.

 

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/160 sec, f2.8, ISO500

Fujifim X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/160 sec, f2.8, ISO500

Sightseeing in Chicago brought me to numerous more or less famous buildings. As we were on a business trip this was not the main activity, but i guess i was able to visit at least a few of the most famous places.

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 40.1mm, 1/1100 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 40.1mm, 1/1100 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 24.2mm, 1/500 sec, f4, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 24.2mm, 1/500 sec, f4, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1000 sec, f4, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1000 sec, f4, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 22.7mm, 1/850 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 22.7mm, 1/850 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1500 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1500 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/640 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/640 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

People where really communicative. When we took some pictures from one of this for us typically dark alleys a guy came to us and told us that many movies took place in that particular alley. The transformers movie was one of these.

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/210 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/210 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/125 sec, f2.8, ISO500

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/125 sec, f2.8, ISO500

 

The ‚Navy Pier‘ seems to be a nice place in summer, but also in December it is worth a visit, because it gives you a nice view to the skyline.

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/100 sec, f2.8, ISO640

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/100 sec, f2.8, ISO640

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 18.2mm, 1/100 sec, f4, ISO1250

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 18.2mm, 1/100 sec, f4, ISO1250

 

Fujifilm X-E2, XF 23 mm F1.4 R, 23mm, 1/60 sec, f2, ISO1000

Fujifilm X-E2, XF 23 mm F1.4 R, 23mm, 1/60 sec, f2, ISO1000

 

Fujifilm X-E2, XF 23 mm F1.4 R, 23mm, 1/60 sec, f1.4, ISO2500

Fujifilm X-E2, XF 23 mm F1.4 R, 23mm, 1/60 sec, f1.4, ISO2500

 

Just before going home, Chicago decided to give me a last opportunity to take some shots with nice weather.

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/2500 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/2500 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/5000 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/5000 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1600 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1600 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/2000 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/2000 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1900 sec, f2.8, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 16mm, 1/1900 sec, f2.8, ISO400

 

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/600 sec, f4, ISO400

Fujifilm X-T1, XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR, 55mm, 1/600 sec, f4, ISO400

I like Chicago, especially the architecture is impressing and there is a lot to see. I wish i had more time to dive a bit deeper to the city, maybe next time…

All images can be reviewed in this Flickr album.

 

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