Kodak Duaflex IV, 11 July 2011

2011/07/12

More photos for y’all…

KodakDuaflexIV CHI Velvia100 LP-WavelandFieldHouse01B

KodakDuaflexIV CHI Velvia100 LP-Willows01B

KodakDuaflexIV CHI Velvia100 LP-ZooEntrance01B

KodakDuaflexIV CHI Velvia100 PritkerPavilion01B

Photo Information:

Camera: Kodak Duaflex IV
Lens: Kodak 72mm f/8 Kodar
Film: Fuji Velvia 100F (620)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lincoln Park

The small building with the clock tower in the center of the shot is the Waveland Field House in the northern part of Lincoln Park located – you guessed it – east of where Waveland Street terminates. The building was completed in 1932 and designed by Edwin H. Clark; though it isn’t easy to see in this photo, the building’s design is Gothic Revival.

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lincoln Park

These willow trees (barren in this photo, since I photographed them towards the end of winter) are just north of a set of tennis courts between Fullerton and Belmont (I think) in the park. What caught my attention was how the thread-like branches of the willow contrasted with the thicker forms of the trunks.

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lincoln Park Zoo

These two bear sculptures adorn the main entrance to the Lincoln Park Zoo; while there are several informal entrances to the Zoo (admission is free to all visitors, so there’s no need for access limitations), this is the primary one, and the only one with a prominent sign.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Millennium Park

Yeah, I know…for a city that is as heavily urbanized as Chicago is, it sure does have quite a few parks. The big, curvey metal thing in the background is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (completed in 2004 and designed by Frank Gehry); normally, I’m not a fan of Gehry’s work (particularly when it comes to trying to use his designs as functional buildings), but in this case, the pavilion is a good backdrop for the musical events that are staged here, and the sculptural forms that are Gehry’s primary design characteristic are quite appropriate.

Enjoy.

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