It’s definitely an acquired talent and a must for living in the city. I think they should give classes on it myself. There’s a slight trick to it I learned.
One of the ideas I have for 2015 is to start with a 365 project. For every day I will take a photo, usually from life. Which means a dedication to not only taking a photo but to challenge myself. I have looked up some resources to help me get started, but I also have an idea for myself.
My first photo of the new year celebrates just a little more than 12-1/2 years in Chicago. So I drove up to Montrose Harbor and snapped this northern, far-away shot of the skyline. It reminds me of how vast the city truly is and how much there is to see and experience. And how much it’s given back to me all these years. I am truly grateful to be here and I try not to take it for granted.
My first visit to the lake on a frigid evening gives a beautiful and crystal clear view of the skyline, under an overcast sky. A wandering plane comes into view blinking through the sky on the right.