Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in Chicago has certainly been one of the iconic places to photograph for many years. This has been here since way before “The Bean”; by about 80 years! Classically modeled after Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles in France, this is more classical architecture than anything you’ll find in the more modern Millennium Park.


Buckingham Fountain and the Chicago skyline


Photo Details:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Settings: 45mm Focal Length, 1/200 sec @ f/16 ISO 200

I took 3 bracketed shots here but only used the underexposed image. It had all the light information needed. I had some fun with this one. I usually prefer a longer exposure for moving water like this, but I liked the way the water looked here in the quick exposure. I added some grit and punch to the skyline and details in the fountain and softened the water in the pool up just a bit. I applied some color toning to this one to give it an overall feel and finished off in Lightroom.