Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Little Pre-Summer Interlude

Ok, so I've been totally neglectful of the blog for months.  And now it's almost Memorial Day, which means Summer is nearly upon us, and I have a huge backlog of stuff I've been doing, all the while thinking, "this would be good to put on the blog..."

And then I'm onto the next thing without taking any time out to stop and reflect and think about anything.  And then the next thing, and the next thing and the next thing.

Meanwhile there the blog sits in a big old months-long silent streak.

Going to try and break that streak right here and now with a fun little interlude that will hopefully help lead us into a fun summer of adventures and blogging about them.

Here (below) is an interactive panoramic photo I shot last summer, when I was in Chicago playing Uncle Nanny to my sister's kids and hanging around photographing buildings in the Loop in my spare time.  You can click anywhere on the image (once it loads its 5 mb - sorry about the size) and pan around almost a full 360 degrees.

The building at left (as it opens on the screen) is the 1955 Inland Steel Building by SOM, and to the left of Inland Steel is One South Dearborn, which was designed by my old boss, Rick Keating, years after he left SOM.  One South Dearborn was built just a few years before I came to work for him, and it has some similarity to the buildings we did while I was at Keating Khang.

This panoramic image is a disaster by the standards of most serious pano photographers, but I like it.  At first I was greatly distressed by the ghosting and general weirdness, and then all of a sudden I just loved it.


There!  Look, I blogged!

That wasn't so bad; heck, it was pretty easy.

Hope your summer is off to a great start!

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