Color me shocked when I found out one of my photos made Chicagoist’s best of around town list for June with this photo I took early last year.
I was on my way to the Chicago Auto Show when I looked up on the way to the King Drive bus to McCormick Place. The day was already so gray anyway so it wanted to be black and white.
It’s a great privilege especially to be in wonderful company like Angie McMonigal and Duane Rapp — local artists whom I admire and from whom I have learned a lot.
I haven’t been to Ontario in a long, long time. I remember so many beautiful places and greenery that, when it came time to vacation this year, we hopped in the car and headed north. Thunder Bay is the provincial seat for many services, so although it’s not a massive city it is an important one. And a diverse one, not only with people but terrain.
Here are only a handful of all the photos I took. The others are on Flickr for your enjoyment.
Outside of Thunder Bay we visited the top of Fort William with a view of the entire city from way on high. It was also a place of great information with references to the natives of this space.
Near the pier kids play in the water. It was a beautiful day for it as well, but the combination of silhouette and lens flare made me love this photo more. It also captures the feeling of serenity and simplicity we were going for on our trip.
Given that we were on vacation and I’ve never done one on a sailboat, we decided to take a sunset cruise around the bay. The sky was a brilliant color and other than the few clouds peppering the night it was a perfect day — especially for photography.
A day trip took us to the town of Dorion off the Trans-Canada Highway. It was a total fluke that we visited this space. Nearly no one was there, except this guy fishing as his family played in the water not too far away.