When I’m out shooting, I try to not only zoom out and capture everything but I will get in close and get the small details.  Like this shot of recessed lighting.  This is part of the Frank Gehry designed BP bridge in Chicago’s Millennium park.  It spans Columbus Drive, connecting the park to Maggie Daley Park (formerly Daley Bicentennial Park).  While a small detail, lighting for such a fantastic piece of architecture is quite important.  You gotta be able the see where you are walking when it gets dark!

When you get in close, the details become abstract and you’ll minimize distractions.  The composition becomes simple.  And it’s fun sometimes to have folks try to guess what they are looking at.  (Of course, I just told you what it is.)

So my second shot from my trip to Chicago goes from the very wide shot of the skyline to the close up detail of a recessed light.  Fun!

Day 259 of my 365 photo a day project.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed Lighting

If you are looking for art for your home or office or something to spice up your digital desktop, this image and most of the others from this project are available as prints and digital downloads.  You can also check out the rest of my portfolio here.