City Warrior

City Warrior

On a visit to Chicago a few years ago, I found this City Warrior guarding an intersection near the lake. I spent a LOT of time trying to find a good shot that I liked and captured the flavor of the piece of art, but almost found nothing that wasn’t “touristy”.

After some research, I found that they were erected in 1928 as a tribute to Native Americans. There has been some discussion about how politically correct they are, but they remain on guard at the entrance to Grant Park. The title of the sculpture is The Spearman. You can read more about the work here and here.

Then I walked out into the  middle of traffic, on an island in the middle of the street, and looked up at the statue and saw the pattern of the building in the background. I knew I had my picture.

The tough part was getting the exposure right and making sure that the frame was filled with just the building and the statue.

I’ve been told by a “professional” photographer that my images isn’t that good, but I disagree. If you don’t mind, let me know what you think.


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