Sunrise over Lake Michigan @ Fullerton and Lakeshore Drive, May 13, 2017
I have this group, which we now call “The Early Risers” because we tend to start our walks as early as possible, even before sunrise, if need be. I started it with Mark Marshall a few weeks ago and for this walk on April 8, Tim K. and Michelle D. have joined us. Who knows who will join us next.
For this epic walk, a day-long walk, we met at North Ave. Beach for sunrise, then drove to the Loop for a train tracks shoot, then the Chicago Riverwalk, after which we drove to the Garfield Conservatory, then back to downtown in River North and ended up in the River Walk again.
I left the house at 5:21 AM and arrived back at the house at 5:21 PM.
Exhausting but exhilarating at the same time.
This is part I of the walk (North Ave. Beach).
I wake up very early in the morning (at about 4 am or even before that) to prepare for and drive to work in another state, about an hour’s drive away.
So no matter how I wish I to spend more time in bed on weekends, I am already awake by early morning.
What to do? Last April 1 early morning, I looked out the window – and lo and behold – the weather was actually nice. The sun just started to peek out of the horizon. I just had to run to the beach to take some photographs. I know that I was already late but, the colors were still incredibly beautiful.
This weekend’s walk is at the Chicago lakefront, where else, at Navy Pier to witness the sunrise, and then at Olive Park and Ohio St. Beach. The walk was conducted with my new photowalk buddy, Mark Marshall from Flickr and Chicago Drink and Click®. He wanted to test some new gear for this shoot.
This is the Navy Pier part of the walk.
Unseasonal warm weather brought dozens of photographers to watch and photograph the sunrise over the lake this past weekend. A new photographer photowalk partner, Mark Marshall and I went to the Fullerton Beach area in Lincoln Park to do just that on Saturday, the 18th. There were about eight other photographers hanging out there when we arrived.
We then walked to North Ave. Beach, then to the Nature Board Walk. We finished at about 9 am.
I had a grand time.