Staying At the Hotel Lincoln

Staying at the Hotel Lincoln in Lincoln Park

While in Chicago to see Dead and Company over the 4th of July weekend we stayed at the Hotel Lincoln. Usually on a trip I have some idea of where we are staying. I usually have had some say in the process. Here we didn’t book the hotel so I didn’t even know where we were staying until we were on our way up there. With that said I really had no real knowledge of what it looked like until we pulled up to the hotel and walked in. Instantly I was impressed with how it looked, and I knew that I would be back to make more frames of it.

Visualizing the Shot

I had not had a chance to go through the hotel with my camera yet when I was exploring it with my family. I just had my phone with me. During that time I made many photos most of which ended up on Instagram. What was a small trip with the family turned into a scouting mission essentially for when I came back with my camera. I knew where I wanted to go, and basically what angle to make the photos from. Each of the photos in this post was basically part of a three step process. I walked through and just checked things out first. Then I made an iPhone photo of the situation. Finally with some free time in the morning I came back to make the photos that appear here.

Thoughts on the Lincoln Hotel

My thoughts on this hotel are very easy to sum up. I loved this place. I really did not have much time there with the schedule we had that weekend.  By the time I had free time the top level which is normally open was closed for a private event. I would love to see the view from up there. I loved what I saw here, and I can’t wait to go back and see what else the hotel has in store for me.

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