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.
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.
Beautiful blue hour at the Adler Planetarium/E. Solidarity Drive in the Museum Campus today, September 30, 2017.
I love going here!
Beach photo shoot, Thorndale Beach, July 9, 2017
at the lake, and I just don’t know what it is.
June 19, 2017, Lake Michigan between Oak St. and North Ave. in Gold Coast, on Lakeshore Drive
… of the impending sunrise over Lake Michigan early this morning, just before the sun rose, March 19, 2017 @ Navy Pier, Chicago. A few minutes later, this:
Aloneness of an early morning photographer, Lake Michigan, February 18, 2017
November 26, 2016
Lots of photographers on the lakefront at the Museum Campus today …
even if it was cold.
Just to photograph the skyline during the blue hour.
It was even more beautiful toward the end of the blue hour.
I just can’t have enough of it.
Lone photographer, presumably waiting for the fog to lift away from the skyline. She had been standing there for a long time.
At the lakefront on Solidarity Drive near the Adler Planetarium, recently