There is a lot of potential around the University of Illinois-Chicago campus for great images. I first went here for a view of Chicago from the parking garage rooftop. But there are a lot of interesting subjects from the garage. And maybe the best view is from the nearby entrance ramp looking toward downtown.
I pulled in the parking lot just east of the garage. There was no one on duty on a Saturday morning. From here I walked up the garage steps to the roof.
- Be here at the right time. Sunrise or Sunset will give the most spectacular lighting.
- Watch the clouds and catch the right moment. On the morning that I got these images, I was happy with the clouds, but looking back at the images, some of them are ruined because of the clouds in the scene. Wait for the clouds to get in the position that you want.
- Bring a long lens to zoom in on smaller details.