Blowin’ in the wind – Instawalk – State Street and Beyond, Chicago.
- Don’t go you go anywhere else that’s remotely different?
- To Manchester Airport, British Airways Terraces Lounge
- American Airlines AA55 Manchester Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport
- Automated Processing Chaos
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Intstawalk: State Street Chicago
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- A wind of change
- Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5, British Airways Terraces First Lounge
- British Airways BA9294 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow
- British Airways Arrivals Lounge London Heathrow
- Virgin Trains London Euston to Birmingham New Street
- The Answer My Friend Is Blowin’ in the wind…
With limited time to myself this trip, I decided to “borrow” a term from JonK at WanderLusty – The Instawalk.
The first excuse is that I wanted to test my iPhone 6 in battle conditions. The other reason might be I left both of my cameras in the room at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare.
I’ll let you guess which is closer to the truth 😉
My travels to Chicago normally take me closer to State Street due to the shops I tend to use there (including my 2nd home in the city – Central Camera). So lets see if the iPhone 6 camera is any good in a variety of situations.
On the move – on the Chicago L heading down-town
This can be a tough shot sometimes, so getting North Michigan Avenue’s high-rise towers with an iPhone isn’t a bad shot
As we go up the escalator, the real world out top is white. A HDR photo might have helped to recover the highlights – however when moving this isn’t always possible…
Up and about in the City
The colours on the bus pop out nicely, whilst East Jackson drive looks as grey as always.
Alleyways can give a camera a challenge with all the different shades. HDR photography is a lifesaver here to pull out of the extra colours.
The Chicago L always provides an interesting moving target
Yes, my other home in Chicago for anything photogeekery-wise
The multicoloured lights always make a good test – nicely rendered here.
I still like the perspective of the bikes here.
With the gazillions types of candy, the colours are nice and bright in this well light environment.
Thoughts: Whilst the iPhone 6 is no replacement for a big hulking DSLR – it provides a good replacement for a point and shoot camera. Although, feed it light for the best results. Evening and low-light results do your photos no favours…
Next: The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
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