This week I only had a day or so in which to take pictures. Thankfully a few people submitted photos at my request, or allowed me to use their camera to take a picture of them, and then emailed the photo to me.
Realizing my camera wasn't going to come back from the repair shop in time, I did end up purchasing a back-up. As for quality, while I don't consider myself to be a real photographer, I do see the difference between images shot on a $500 camera vs. one that costs $150.
This was one of the first pictures I took with the spare while waiting at a red light near Damen and Fullerton.
A 'for lease' building with peeling paint, an inspiring billboard, a sky as gray as the tone of the day, somehow it all kind of felt like Chicago. And home.