We went to Chicago to visit Justin at Concordia University this weekend. One of my favorite activities was the Architectural Cruise aboard the Sea Dog. What a great way to see Chicago at night. I wasn’t sure how my photos would turn out with so little light available and no tripod. I shot this one at ISO 3200 with a shutter speed of 1/50th second at f5. This is the Wrigley building. If you ever travel to Chicago, take a Sea Dog boat cruise out of Navy Pier.
The moon was amazing tonight and the sky was very clear. I took the camera out in the field and set up the tripod to try and “shoot the moon”. As bright as the moon was, I still needed a very long exposure and had to bump up the iso to 1600 so there was more noise than I wanted. The first picture has processed with surreal settings in Photoshop. For the second shot, I moved out to get more of the willow tree, going for a silhouette of the gnarly, twisty, branches of the willow.