HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
School was canceled yesterday and today – in fact, all of Chicago ground to a standstill as we watched the skies dump perfect powdery flakes over the city. Several of my classmates and I took advantage of the free day to romp in the snow in Millennium Park before the plows made it all orderly. I think after this I might get a bit tired of shooting in Millennium Park but I’ll try to interpret it differently each time!
It was a bit crazy to go out and expose my gear to falling snow, but I wanted it to be crazy! The best way for me to stretch and challenge myself during the winter months is to keep shooting in the worst conditions possible. 3 layers of tops, leggings and jeans, 2 pairs of socks, and 2 pairs of gloves (fingerless and then my Thinsulates on top), warm hat, a down jacket, a pair of rain boots, 2 scarves, and I was ready to go.
(obviously, photos of me taken by various friends including Hui and Joseph – thanks!)
(l-r: Dan, Bridge, Rami, Renu, Joseph (holding the flash), Alex, Dale, Gina, Hui)
Ahh… fresh, unadulterated snow…
One shot. Perfect! Thanks Joseph for being so cool about it =)
Dan on the other hand… kept missing Gina’s head
WE’RE SO HAPPY WE HAVE A SNOW DAY!
Blowing on snow… doesn’t that bunch of snow in my hands almost look like a heart?
By the way, I met Bridge at Lauren and Pranay‘s wedding. She was one of the first people I knew in person prior to coming to business school!
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