For a few days in August, the sun sets directly behind the Chicago skyline. It is quite a spectacular event, even more so when seen from afar. So like pilgrims, many Chicago-based photographers flock to the Lighthouse and Pier on Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana to take photos of the skyline. From there, some of Chicago’s buildings can be seen like karsts jutting out of the sea rendered dramatic by the sunset behind them.
And that’s exactly what we did, photo buddy Tom Poulus (of windycityphoto) and I drove sixty miles east on the Indiana tollways and highways to catch this popular phenomenon. We arrived just as when the sun was setting and bumped into several other Chicago photographers already set up, ready to photograph the setting sun.
It was indeed a spectacular sight. I am glad we went.