March 28, 2012. Last night at the Metro, of Montreal played. They have very devoted fans who are always fun to talk to and photograph.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
March 27, 2012. A lens cloth doesn't always do the trick when it comes to cleaning a lens. That's when I ask Wilfred to mix a potent solution of cleaner and scrub and squeegee. Next time I'll wear goggles, though. It splashes. And burns.
March 24, 2012. The Chicago Fire won their home opener against Philadelphia, and we went and cheered and sang, as we do for many games. This portrait of exhaustion is on the bus ride back to the Globe Pub from Toyota Park. Someone from here to the back of the bus, graciously found my wallet and brought it into the pub where the bartender had it waiting for me when I realized it was missing. Unfortunately, someone ungraciously relieved me of all my cash before returning the wallet.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
March 23, 2012. There were a couple of rainstorms through the day and night, and a couple of foggy periods. This one is from the end of the night, near 2 am, while on my way home.
March 22, 2012. Just a snap from my lunchtime walk. Chicago has an awful lot of old Schwinns roaming the streets. Of course, they were made here, so maybe they just didn't wander very far.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
March 21, 2012. Before heading home from work, I wondered where I might go that I haven't already shot a few dozen of my 365 pictures. Hannah mentioned how nice Diversey Harbor was last night without the boats, which are still in storage. Monday I noticed Burnham Harbor being prepared for the return of boats, and figured their return must be imminent. When I got to the intersection where I would have headed home, I decided to head north and see the harbor, even though I didn't have a tripod, practically a necessity. I ended up laying my backpack on the ground where there was no goose poop (there are still a few Canada Geese hanging out) and used it for camera support with the self-timer, since I wasn't carrying a shutter release cable either.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
March 20, 2012. On this first day of spring I had to go downtown on a work errand, and went to grab some food that I don't normally have available - Wow Bao. On my way, I encountered a Volkswagen Beetle with a giant Peep on top, and two girls passing out candy. This is one of those two girls and her fantastic smile, and a pretty cool t-shirt.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
March 16, 2012. I met a friend at Cork Lounge after work, and met this girl, Cat, outside while unlocking my bike to leave. She was very excited about the prospect of not having to go to work after the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade and who knows how much day partying. Jokingly, we both simultaneously said "See you there," about the parade. That would be highly improbable, but became impossible when sleep felt so good to me in the morning. No parade for me this year, but I'm still about St. Pat's today.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
March 14, 2012. At eighty degrees, it looked like summer on the lakefront. We were still wearing coats a few days ago. Some students are on spring break, but there sure seemed to be a lot of people, many adults, playing hookie on Wednesday. The city sidewalks in the Loop and the neighborhoods, the beaches, and the Lakefront Trail were all teeming with people. There were multiple volleyball games going on at Oak Street Beach, lots of runners and cyclists, and lots of bathing suit-clad people playing and laying on the beach. Summer in Chicago is really magical, and I look forward to it actually beginning.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Day 192 - Proofing, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.
March 10, 2012. I went out on Saturday night and met up with Viewminder, a prolific Chicago street photographer. We strolled up and down both sides of Milwaukee Avenue chatting and shooting photos of people on the street. He did most of the shooting. He has a quite in-your-face style of shooting, and I tend to hang back and wait for shots. In this photo, you see him showing two girls photos of themselves crossing the street, occasionally punctuated by him shooting more photos of them from a foot away.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
March 9, 2012. The closing party for the Bike Winter Art Show featured a puppet show by Jabberwocky, pictured here; choreographed bike and dance routines by The Racketeers; and a Bike Fashion Show, sponsored by Rapid Transit, Boulevard Bikes, Comrade Cycles, and Lucitebox.com.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
March 7, 2012. Another 60-degree day in Chicago. Also another heavy-wind day in Chicago. I suppose I should stop waiting for winter to come. It did appear briefly in a mild form this weekend, just in time for the Polar Plunge, but then came the warm days. Spring, if you're actually here, then welcome!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
March 6, 2012. It was a really beautiful day, probably the fourth or fifth day this winter that I've ridden in shorts without longjohns - in Chicago. I'm kind of sick, though, probably related to Sunday's Polar Plunge, so I didn't spend my free daylight hours shooting. On the way home from work, as I waited to turn left onto Milwaukee Avenue from Damen, I saw a big hot dog on the sidewalk on Damen. Of course, I abandoned the left turn lane, pulled up to the sidewalk, and said "Hey, Dog, can I take your picture?" He started to tell me about Underdog's gourmet dogs, and when I told him I was into the veggie dog, he stopped. He did give me a coupon, though, so I'll get a discount on that veggie dog. Maybe one of my friends would like to go get one of the other dogs.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
March 1, 2012. I am now halfway through my 365 (366) project. This place has been open a few months, and I really want to try it, but I just haven't gotten in there yet. Someday I will have your tasty falafel.
Feb 29, 2012. Leap Day, so of course I'll take a leaping picture. I had already tried getting myself leaping on the pier at North Avenue Beach, but that didn't work very well, so I convinced Mallory to jump off of stuff. Maybe in four years, I'll try again.