Marching in Chicago

We have been enveloped in thick fog all day, not interesting mist to photograph, but thick, depressing Twilight Zone like surroundings. So, I spent a few hours processing images from the march, pretending to be a photojournalist on assignment. Interesting how taking a stance like that changed the way I looked at the images and thought about processing for both event and place.
I took this just after Andie and I had joined the march and put our cameras down. I heard the train (Elevated or "L") coming and quickly pulled off the lens cap, quickly focused the frustrating lensbaby, and shot a few, just hoping the train would be in focus in at least one of them.
Fantastic street shot. Like the focus and the feeling of the march.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
nice
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful
posted January 22nd, 2018  
I really like this
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Great focus. I like it in B&W!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
awesome capture . Wonder what it would have looked like with the sign in focus.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Great street shot! Feels like lots of movement - very energetic.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
A neat, interesting shot with lots of movement.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
@lesip You've hit exactly the reason I don't like LB as a lens. Here is had the choice of a sign or the train. I actually got a bit bored with the photography aspect of the march as every photo is sort of the same to me. I like the effect and how lightweight the lens is but it's hard to stay with it.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Fantastic picture.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
This is a wonderful photo, your choice of the train as the “lensbaby sweet spot” is terrific.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Great shot of the march! Awesome timing!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Terrific shot! You made the most of a surreal day!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
That's a cool shot. Nice timing and the blur makes you feel like you're there
posted January 22nd, 2018  
An amazing image.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
This is brilliant, catching the train above the walkers. What a great catch.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
This is brilliant Taffy! The movement you have captured and the train in focus is perfect! We can see immediately where the march is taking place - great story telling! Fav!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
No pretending.... you are a photojournalist. :)
posted January 22nd, 2018  
I love it, the train in the shot brings another dimension to the picture and I feel as though I am marching along with you and watching what is happening around me.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
well done, a really interesting shot. really makes you feel a part of the event
posted January 22nd, 2018  
That makes for a fascinating image. Love that you were pretending to be a photojournalist! Brilliant.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful image.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
It works for me - the train and tracks are well focussed, giving us the"where", the people are out of focus, giving us the sense of movement, giving us the "who" the sign is just legible enough to give us the "why". I guess that makes you a photojournalist in my book!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Great editing and the shot tells an important story
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Interesting shot - so much to look at!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
cool capture, nice in b/w
posted January 22nd, 2018  
I think you would make a great photojournalist . A super shot and you have certainly caught the atmosphere.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Very successful I must say. I love the focus and blur, perfectly placed.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
A super image. Fav!! 😀
posted January 22nd, 2018  
It worked! The "story" is better told because of the L showing the location, and the crowds in LB focus really works here. I know what you mean by "frustrating lens baby" but I think it's because we have the accordion version where you have to hold it to keep its focus and the slightest shift takes it out of focus. Maybe I should give my accordion focus one away and go for the one I've wanted since long before -- the one that northy uses that's more atmospheric
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Superb shot!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
I'm so proud of all the marchers, everywhere.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Interesting shot. The addition of the train closes the pic and makes it feel more intense. Use of b/w doesn't distract us with colour.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Amazing! Gives a claustrophobic almost nightmarish quality to the scene
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Wow this works very nice in b&w!
posted January 22nd, 2018  
Great capture. Get the sense of the numbers in the crowd.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
I do like this shot very much and you've capture the photo-journalism vibe well. I've never tried a LB, they sound like hard work.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
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