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.
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
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.
Various locations – starting from the Aon Building, to the Blue Cross Blue Shields Building, then the Prudential I Plaza, and then to the Pritzker Military Library and then to the Wintrust Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Money Museum and lastly the Chicago Temple (First Methodist Temple). It was a wet miserable day, but thousands of people and photographers came out to the event. And I walked over 4.8 miles and climbed an equivalent of 25 floors!
Second wave of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, October 9, 2017 @ Mile 1 (Grand and Michigan in the Magnificent Mile).
Photographing the Great Blue Heron at the Chicago Botanic Garden, October 7. 2017.
There were actually two of them there. This is the first one that we saw that day.
Beautiful blue hour at the Adler Planetarium/E. Solidarity Drive in the Museum Campus today, September 30, 2017.
I love going here!