Chauncey my friend, you win the brass ring for uttering the actual name first...... although I strongly suspect that my other friends here were probably holding back .
But I do agree with you that high altitude shots from nice hotel windows have a way of blurring street level misery for those who have fallen on hard times. Downtown Chicago is stunningly beautiful in areas with it's public art, gleaming steel and shining marble facades. As you drive out to Midway airport though you see boarded up storefronts, the narrow residential alley ways, street people in need and other evidence of the current economic troubles.
It always impresses me how selective cropping and POV can give the lie to an actual reality....... or vice versa. And that's what we do every time we put the viewfinder up to our eye . - Stu
chauncey wrote in post #7532596
Is this the only city on our North Coast that isn't going though the economic hard times or does the photographers lens manage to make things look better than they are at street level?
Cleveland is having difficulties, Detroit...is the axilla of the Western Hemisphere, why not Chicago?