Travel

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

The road to Oz is just a walk in the park.

July 19, 2017

In honor of Chicago resident (and Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum, I call this image Beyond the Yellow BrickRoad.  

Dorthy’s road is really a pedestrian walkway.  The Loop awaits...

The green space is the Great Lawn of Millenium Park with a few buildings of the "Loop" area of Chicago in the background. The "yellow brick" road in the foreground is the BP Pedestrian Bridge, or simply BP Bridge: with apologies to architect Frank Gehry for the golden color toning of his wonderful stainless steel walkway. The "yellow brick" road in the foreground is the BP Pedestrian Bridge, or simply BP Bridge:

Enter Photoshop

With apologies to architect Frank Gehry, I added golden color toning of his wonderful stainless steel walkway. I also took the liberty of carefully removing from the image the 58 people who happened to be on the walkway last Friday afternoon. If I had planned the shot in advance I would have shot it early in the morning before the crowds arrived.

I am a professional photographer, fine art print-maker and a co-founder of J&J Digital along with my wife Jennifer. I also designed and built the J&J Digital web site during the Covid 19 pandemic of 2020.