Chicago’s Stunning Night Skyline


chicago skyline hancock building

My favorite night skyline: Downtown Chicagoland. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 30secs @50mm f/10 iso100

Hi Friends! I’ve recently returned from Chicago where my nephew graduated from college (!). Together we went on a photography excursion to capture the beauty of the city at night. It’s really the most stunning skyline I’ve ever seen. We had a lot of fun running around getting shots from the beach, bouncing bridges, rooftop bars, and the 100-story Hancock Building. Did you know that at night little bunny rabbits run around Millennium and Grant Park downtown? It’s totally true, though I have no witnesses to confirm my story.

Here is Chicago at night through my eyes. Enjoy!

chicago bean at night

Cloud Gate: Centerpiece of Chicago’s Millennium Park. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 15secs @28mm f/8 iso100

chicago river at night from michigan ave

Chicago River from Michigan Avenue bridge. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 15secs @32mm f/10 iso100

Downtown Chicago, looking south from the John Hancock Center

Downtown Chicago, looking south from the John Hancock Center. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 30secs @24mm f/11 iso100

chicago sears tower at night

Sears Tower (aka Willis Tower), the second tallest building in America. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 30secs @105mm f/10 iso100

chicago theater marquee at night

Marquee at the Chicago Theater, built in 1921. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 2secs @40mm f/11 iso100

You might remember the diamond-shaped building from the movie Adventures in Babysitting

You might remember the diamond-shaped building from the movie Adventures in Babysitting. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 15secs @28mm f/8 iso100

Merchandise Mart over the Chicago River

Merchandise Mart over the Chicago River. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 20secs @24mm f/11 iso100

Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Canon6D | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L 30secs @35mm f/10 iso100

 


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suzetteI have been traveling for the better part of the last ten years in an effort to get out of my bubble. I set out to learn from other cultures and gain some understanding of the world. No matter where I go, I seek out gems off the beaten path and this site is my attempt to show you how to do the same.

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  • Brian M. Griffin

    I too have seen the bunnies downtown!

    • Suzette Barnett

      A witness! Ha. John says there’s foxes in there too…