Just had to go out last night even if the temperature was hovering around 20 degrees F. Chicago was awash with Bears excitement. Except that they are losing as i write this.
There were probably a hundred photographers who descended to the lakefront at the Adler Planetarium today to photograph Chicago’s celebration of Earth Hour. From 8:30 – 9:30 pm today, the lights of iconic Chicago buildings were dimmed to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund’s call for action on climate change.
This is the third year that Chicago is one of the flagship cities of Earth Hour. Icons such as the Chicago Theatre, Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Merchandise Mart, the Wrigley Building and Trump International Hotel and Towers were among the more than 200 downtown buildings which dimmed their exterior lights.
Chicago Flickr Meet Up Club on the lakefront, June 13, 2007.
Here’s the shot that Jill took while I was shooting the group (from Jill’s photostream):
A group of us planned to photograph Northerly Island but the park was closed due to a concert, so we decided to hang-out near the Adler Planetarium area to observe the sun set. Before we went there, we met at Grace O’Malley’s on S. Michigan first.
Since it was a Wednesday, there was a fireworks display at Navy Pier … so we stayed for that too.
View Jill’s photos of the meet-up here.
Painting with light (this appeared on Gapers Block Rearview
Not much, just under an hour evening shoot at Navy Pier. It was a beautiful moonlit night. I thought shooting the Wave Swinger would be perfect.
And it was.