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City Walks: 88 Chicago

I’ve talked about my little cameras for my walking pieces, but I haven’t posted about the creation of the actual piece.  This past week I joined my husband at the SCMS Conference in Chicago.  While he worked I walked.  The weather during this trip actually worried me because I wasn’t sure it was going to be warm enough for walking.  As it turned out only Friday was too cold to spend too much time outside; it wasn’t temperature so much as the wind just cut right through me.  Here are the maps of the routes I walked:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 Pt 1

Day 3 Pt 2

As always, my small cameras acted up and I was restricted to using only one of my two standard “walking” cameras.  I ended up making due with the HD camera that isn’t quite the same in size or resolution. I still need to make a pouch so that I can continue to keep this extra camera in my arsenal.  I would also like to find a way to add straps to my GoPro so that I can use it during walks. For now I have to walk until one camera dies then use the HD camera until I can find a place to plug in. Not really efficient. The GoPro would add the ability to change the battery, but is not able to be attached in the same way as the smaller cameras. Luckily, for now, I have 180 cities remaining and each one is a learning experience.

When I started I didn’t think about the rules that I later created. I also didn’t know how the cameras would react. Now I have rules to not show people or cars and sometimes I choose to break those rules for the power of the image. Chicago may have to be one of those exceptions – so many people and cars that I don’t know if I will be able to exclude them all. That will all be decided in the editing process.

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