(341/366) Menagerie Monger

(341/366) Menagerie Monger

Karen and I have a lot of traditions. One of them is that every year we hop on the train and head into the city for the Christkindle Market in Daley Plaza. This year, we found this vendor who sold tiny glass animals. Karen picked out a moose (seen in the foreground) and an elephant…two of her favorite animals. I managed to grab this shot as the vendor was rearranging the collection. Although the scene was alive with color, the whole time I was shooting I saw it in black and white. For a moment, I thought I should present it in color, but the monochrome feels…right.

(339/366) Rio Bravo Lounge

(339/366) Rio Bravo Lounge

(339/366) Rio Bravo Lounge

I was at a stop light while driving up North Avenue in Chicago. I happened to see this building and thought it was interesting, so I grabbed my phone, opened up the camera, and grabbed a couple of photos before the light changed and I went on my way. I then processed it in the Hipstamatic app to give a look that more approximated the way I saw the scene.