People using the Chicago Lakefront Trail

It’s the laziest kind of street photography: sit in a spot with your camera aimed in a direction, and press the shutter when something interesting enters the frame.

We were in Chicago, sitting next to the Chicago Lakefront Trail where it passes by the Ohio Street Beach, which is adjacent to Navy Pier.

I set my Nikon Df to Live View so I could compose using the screen, and held the camera at belly level. My 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor lens was attached, allowing me to zoom in and out as I pleased.

Ohio Street Beach
Ohio Street Beach
Ohio Street Beach
Ohio Street Beach
Ohio Street Beach
Ohio Street Beach

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12 thoughts on “People using the Chicago Lakefront Trail

    • That’s my favorite too. I love that the fellow is riding a vintage-style bike. The one with the biker and the woman runner looking right into the camera is my second favorite. The rest of these aren’t that interesting in that they don’t tell any sort of story. But they worked out from the perspective of being reasonably well framed, so I shared them anyway!

  1. The first one. The girl in the background has turned to look at the guy on the bike. Obviously she’s looking at the bike because of its cool retro styling. Sorry, guy. :)

  2. Tom R says:

    That’s a brave swimmer — not sure I’d have enough confidence in my swimming abilities to go swimming in Lake Michigan.

  3. Oh the benefits of “live view”! Your images got me thinking. Would I have done the same with a SLR and gone with a wide lens or 50mm on f16?? Would I have got the same results??

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