The Wife opted out of going to eat with us (The Girls and I had decided that the hotdog stand back over on Chicago ... where I could get 2/$5.99 gryos ... would be a swell idea for dinner), so we parted company at Michigan Ave. We first stopped off to do a little extra Xmas shopping for The Wife, and then cut through the park by the Water Tower. I was struck by the lighting and angles on the Watertower itself, and at the risk of being mistaken for a tourist, I whipped out my camera and took this shot.
I was glad this turned out as well as it did ... I've been having some "issues" with my camera, as there has been a noticeable disconnect between what I think looks like a good shot on the preview screen and what ends up on the computer. I thought I'd gotten some really good shots of the Santa Train and found that (with the exception of the one posted earlier) they were all a blurry mess when shot without flash ... yet 90% of the time if I do use flash the resulting picture is hopelessly washed out. This gets frustrating because the vast majority of the pictures I have of The Girls (unless taken in bright light) are one of the two extremes, blurry from no flash, or ice-white from too much flash!