We like sunrise. I have been an early morning riser since I took this high school teacher job in Hammond, IN five years ago. I don’t have a choice (I have to be in school by 7:15 AM.). That’s why I am always out and about during weekends, alone or with frequent photowalk buddy Mark (of Mark Marshall Photography) taking pictures of the sunrise.
We conducted the first sunrise shoot of the year at the Fullerton esplanade overlooking the Chicago skyline from the north. It was quite frigid, I could only stand about 30 minutes of the cold, and had to leave Mark to seek warmth in the truck parked on Stockton and Fullerton.
But it was beautiful out there early in the morning.
Interesting, there were many of these East Asians (not sure if they were Koreans, Chinese or Taiwanese) girl pairs traveling around the San Francisco area. Saw them at Fort Point, at Stanford University, in Chinatown, at Baker Beach – very fashionable and hip young women – walking around in pairs. At first I thought, gee, why do I keep on bumping into the same girls? Later on, I realized, there were just many of them walking around San Francisco! I only took photos of two pairs of them both in Castro Street.
According to Wikipedia, in American architecture, painted ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details.
This row of seven houses in Alamo Square (on Hayes and Steiner) is one of the most photographed location in San Francisco, arguably called, “the postcard row.” I am staying at a friend’s house about half a mile down the road on Hayes St., so of course I just had to act touristy in the morning today, the last day of 2017.
Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA
December 27, 2017
Strange ice formation on a short stretch of the lakeshore on Northerly island. It’s just an isolated stretch, sort of a inlet where the trees and shrubs are covered with ice. The rest of the vegetation around aren’t.
Education Pavilion, Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk,
December 2, 2017
Millennium Park, November 10, 2017
That was quick.
Well at least he wasn’t posing on the edge and fall into the water or something …
October 28, 2017
Photo buddy Mark Marshall, alone but significant in his red jacket in a Matthiessen State Park canyon photographing the Cascade Falls in the Lower Dells.
Matthiessen State Park, Utica, IL
October 26, 2017
One has to – from climbing rocks, to setting up the tripod on an uneven surface, then attaching various filters on the lens, not withstanding making a big decision what lens to use at which setting. Oh, and waking up early to brave the cold to catch the sunrise that didn’t. Just to get photos like these:
At which point you wish you had better conditions.
At Chicago’s Leone Beach in Rogers Park in the far northside.