Monday, October 10, 2011

From Windy Coast to Windy City (Coming to Chicago!)

We spent a wonderful, relaxing weekend camping at the Oregon Coast. "Camping" is a relative term - we have a travel trailer so we camp in great comfort. The trailer is especially important in Oregon, where it rains. A lot. Over the years of living here we've progressed from tent to tent trailer to travel trailer, and have extended the time of year we are able to all seasons.

This weekend we had a rainy Friday night and Sunday morning, but a gorgeous day on Saturday. It was an enjoyable day of walking on the beach and then visiting Florence, a cute little town on the coast. I captured the remaining piers of Florence's former ferry landing, inspired by this week's Picture Inspiration prompt, "long and tall."

But that's the not the big news - I'm coming to Chicago this week! It's a last minute work trip, planned Friday afternoon. There was a need for someone with my background to go and recruit at a conference, and I've never been to Chicago. After several months back from Italy with no travel plans in sight, I'm ready to visit someplace new and jumped on the chance.

If you are in the Chicago area and would like to meet up in downtown Chicago for a coffee and a photowalk this week, contact me via email: kat [at] kateyestudio [dot] com. I'll be in town Wednesday through Saturday and will be squeezing in sightseeing with my camera as much as possible. I hope to meet a few of you there!

Linking in to Lisa's Creative Exchange today.


  1. Fantastic work for the Creative Exchange!!

  2. Kat, try to get the the Art Institute if you possibly can. On my one business trip to Chicago several years ago I had only about 45 minutes free. I spent it at the AI and left in tears because that glimpse was so overwhelming and I was so sad not to have more time. But it was totally worth it!

  3. Kat,
    Ooooh - I am so jealous! I simply adore Chicago. The opportunities for urban photography are amazing! I also highly recommend the Art Institute. I can't wait to see your take on this wonderfully photogenic city.

  4. Oh - enjoy Chicago - it is such a great place.

  5. Bad timing, Kat!! ;-) I just came back from Chicago and would have loved to meet you there. I hope you have some time for yourself to explore Chicago!

  6. I have never been to Chicago but it keeps popping up again and again so I think the world is telling me it is time to visit. Would have loved to meet for coffee and a photowalk. If you ever come to Atlanta, let me know.

  7. This is exciting Kat!
    Chicago is a wonderful city with many, many photographic opportunities.
    Travel safe, and enjoy every moment!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  8. I like this photo, the poles & the reflection & the light. Have a good time in Chicago.

  9. Chicago is a great city -- I lived there after college and return there whenever I can! Be sure to go on the architecture tour on the river -- you can get great views of the wonderful buildings from the boat. Hope you have good weather!

  10. This is a gorgeous photo, Kat - the light is beautiful. The atmosphere is just very pleasant - okay, I'm running out of words again. I'm kind of curious where you camped - we camped in the Oregon Dunes close to Florence in July, and it was so lovely. Still in a tent, though.

  11. Your thumbnail called out to me at Creative Exchange. Beautiful shot. :)

  12. How sad!!!! If I had been in town (and not in Venice :)) I would have been first in line to meet up with you! Please please let me know if you plan a trip back! I hope you enjoyed our wonderful city! I know I'm partial, but I think its the best city I've ever been in and I'm so proud of it! Skyscrapers and lake - you can't beat Chicago! I definitely enjoyed looking at your pictures of the city and your artistic view.


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