A Warm Winter’s Walk

A Warm Winters Walk

12/16/2017

This weekend was unseasonably warm, so along with my sidekick, Kenneth Iilio, author of   http://mychicagophotowalks.com/ we went on a photo walk behind the Planetarium, heading south towards Northerly Island.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northerly_Island) Even though it was in the upper 40’s we encountered patches of ice along the break walls, predominantly in the shaded areas…a reminder to return again after the next time wind and freezing temperatures return!

After leaving the concrete break walls we headed along the small secluded beach whereupon we found a small grove of trees and shrubbery decorated with Ice. From there we moved across the park to photograph the ladies in Daphne Garden. These three sculptures of ladies with wings for arms and plants for hair were initially placed in Grant Park, they now reside in the spot where  Meigs Field airport was, they now survey the city from solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. As always our walks seem to encounter a pleasant tangent from the norm, true to form we found a team of Huskies on show…along with some humans to keep them in line.

Walking back into town through the now empty Burnham harbour afforded some cool reflection of the skyline, so I finally got to use the tripod I’d been lugging around and snapped a couple of Pano’s and a long exposure shot. Then back over behind Shed Aquarium where I caught a Greater Merganser with a Perch in his beak…Bonus shot of the day!

 

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Just another Chicago evening.

A chilly Fall Evening stroll along the Riverwalk, Michigan Ave and finally ended at the lakefront for the Halloween Fireworks Display.

 

When you only have one eye deer. A close up of a huge deer statue

at the beginning of the trailhead at lake street and Upper Wacker.

 

                                                    The Wrigley Building and New Apple Store.

 

                                                                 Light trails on Upper Wacker.

 

                                                      Light trails under Wells street bridge.

 

                                              The historic Reid-Murdoch Building

 

    One of the Marina Towers from the new Steps on the south bank of the Riverwalk

 

These stainless steel awnings protect river walkers as they pass the under the various bridges, day or night they provide a myriad of photo ops.

 

                                                                                                        I-Wait

 

                                                                                Pizza on the move.

 

                                                                               Love the smiles

 

 

                    Look of amazement at the interactive AT&T holographic “Justice League” window display.                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                 

    More participants at AT&T’s  interactive holographic “Justice League” window display

 

                                                    Staying connected.

 

                                                    Hidden Message here.

 

            Ran into “The Suicide squad” Halloween squad coming off a booze cruise…great bunch of people.

 

 

 

 

We rounded off the night at the lakefront to catch the final firework for the year!

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed the shots and please leave a comment… Cheers!

A walk in the woods.

A friend and I drove down to Matthiessen State Park last week. Our intentions were to photograph the fall colours and hopefully after the heavy spells of rain a few days prior the falls would be in full glory. Unfortunately, due to the very dry summer, the leaves hadn’t changed much and the falls where quite lack lustred! None the less we had a good outing and will just need to go again!