See below for the other view:
Other color: www.flickr.com/photos/7604565@N06/4555768331/
So I never went and shot Buckingham Fountain in Chicago (Grant Park).
I wanted to do so at night because I find it far more interesting lit
up in darkness, as well as being in the shadow of the loop's vast
array of unique skyscrapers. However, being the iconic place that it
is, it is usually crawling with people.
Solution? I went at night, in the rain and cold last night. I've never been...the only one there. It was like a magnificent light and water show for the only moron standing out there in the pelting rain, me.
These were taken shortly before the direction of the wind changed, spraying my camera (and myself) with both rain and fountain water. The shots after that were a bit too covered in raindrops for my liking.
Modeled after Latona Fountain at Versailles by Jacques Lambert and statues by Marcel F. Loyau.
5 exposures (which I might add is QUITE a challenge to line up in order to show the water the way I saw it...and not weird overlapping sprays from various long night exposures.) None of them went over 30 seconds, though. Shot at f8.
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