Zeca Bettax, 23 May 2011

2011/05/23

Yup…I’ve got more Bettax shots to share!

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 LakeviewCPD01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 LawsonYMCA01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 Loop-MonroeW01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 LP-Rooftops01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 Michigan&RandolphW01B

Photo Information:

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lakeview Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

This is an old (now abandoned) station building for the Chicago Police Department (CPD), 42nd Precinct at the northwest corner of Halsted and Addison. The CPD moved out of the building and into a larger, modern facility just west of this building, the former being just recently completed.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The Victor F. Lawson YMCA House, completed in 1934 and designed by Perkins, Chatten, & Hammond. I’ve posted photos of and information about this building before, so check out the link, if you’re interested. In short, I like the building because it is a nice example of the Art Deco architecture in Chicago.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Loop
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

View of the Loop along Monroe facing west, seen from the new pedestrian bridge that joins the new Art Institute addition to Millennium Park. The bridge is roughly 30 feet off the ground, which allows for safe viewing down the middle of the street, as well as providing the slightly different perspective evident in the photo.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lincoln Park Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

View of the rooftops in Lincoln Park, facing east (as seen from, appropriately enough, another rooftop). I was up here at the time because the company for whom I work in my day job, Formlinea Design + Build, was doing repair work on this particular roof, so I had to climb up and inspect it to see what needed fixing. The under-construction tower in the background is Lincoln Park 2520, a project designed by my former employer, Lucien Lagrange Architects; though the firm has now ceased operations, the developer will be completing the project, as most of the major design work was already completed prior to the firm”s shutdown. As I shot this photo a couple months back, the tower is now a bit more complete.

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Loop
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

View from Michigan & Washington, facing west from Millennium Park. Washington terminates at Millennium Park, so there is no street further east. As such, I could stand in what would be the center of the street and look west along Washington. This was helpful, as I had to wait around for about 15 minutes waiting for the L to pass by on the elevated tracks in the background.

Enjoy.

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