Many times while just riding along you will see a sunset, sunrise or any striking, colorful picture of the sky. Too many times you can's shoot it because you're moving. You want to pull over and get the shot, but you can't. And sometimes you're at the front of a stoplight and you'll be able to capture the beauty because they really make great "desktop background" pictures. (click on it)
Sky & Water
All day long the day was an overcast dreariness. It had dampened my mood as dark Sunless days usually do. In the evening the smoked-glass looking Sky broke into pieces and escaping Sunlight brighten everything it touched. I got in my car and I went to the water. From Rainbow Beach I could see west and the line of gray clouds retreating from over the Loop, like a long-blanket being slowly pulled back -- and blues skies and white & orange clouds mingled. Standing on the sand, my mood changed from just being drearisome, like in the early part of the day, into a very pleasant feeling -- like even a spiritual feeling.
After Overcast Skies
We always look up when an overcast Sky dissipates and Sunrays come shining through. And in the evening, in the middle of mostly leafless trees -- this tree still had on it's leaves -- and they were still wearing their pretty Autumn colors. It was a very welcome sight from a dark dreary day.
Shot on 9-11, 2015. The terrorist attack in Paris reminded me of 9-11, 2001 -- one of those days that you always remember where you were when you first heard the news. Man's inhumanity to Man continues.
A bit of Autumn
At one of the entrances to the Dan Ryan Woods off 95th & Western.
Oranges: Bit of Autumn
A lil bit of Autumn in a nooks & crannies neighborhood along rail tracks.
Chainlink & Saplings
Driving by this rustic Autumn scene exploding with colors.
In it's Autumn attire -- on a Stone Bridge in Jackson Park.
Fence View of Autumn
An Autumn scene from a nook & crannies-type neighborhood in Chicago along side rail tracks off of 87th & the Dan.
A painting of Autumn. I had taken a short-cut, when I passed by this rustic, leaf-painted picture of Autumn.