Saturday morning in the yards.
Wind Swept and Snow Blind
...and worth it in the end.
151st Street, Homer Glen.
Not storm chaser. I got caught unexpectedly
in a storm that came in quick and hard. Even in my haste to get home I wanted to try and
knock a shot like this out. Fortunately, I got
what I wanted.
This guardhouse stands at the entry to
Stateville Penitentiary in Joliet. It's currently unused because no one can get in or out. The guardhouse, not Stateville.
Goodbye Norma Jean
Has it really been almost three years since
this appeared on Michigan Avenue and almost two since she went to the coast?
It seemed like photos of this were posted almost every day. Talk about overkill. I refused
to photograph it, until I heard it was slated to come down. On Christmas Day, 2011, I stood
and outwaited the inevitable crowd and finally
got these shots.
A Running Start
Yes, I listened to the weather man and knew it was going to snow (again). I also listened when he said it wouldn't start until noon (he fooled me). I got caught a little early while exploring with this wet, heavy, slippery snow. My goal here was to get up that rise in the background. I made it and got a few more pix on the way home. Bad weather day, good picture day.
Radio Flyer Revisited
I ran across the Radio Flyer plant at 6515 W. Grand Avenue back in 2008. I caught the monster wagon out of the corner of my eye. Since I have a 45 year old R.F. in my attic I had to shoot and reshoot this.
My first post of this wagon can be seen by searching "To Paraphrase Daniel Burnham".
The Old Swimmin' Hole Done Froze Up
The only time I notice this spot is late on a golden afternoon.
Great, A Rest Stop!
Unfortunately, no. This is some lucky fellow's
I shot this during spring a couple of years ago. It's a neat place in any season.
An open field, no snow fences, furious snows
and kicked up winds add up to whiteout conditions. Pretty on one hand, aggravating on the other.