Monday, February 2, 2015


Many of you have probably seen this pic since I posted it on Facebook this weekend.  But, I have been informed that not everybody is on Facebook (Shocker!) and that I should repost the shot on my blog.  So, here it is.  The backstory to the pic is my son and I were coming home from attending an overnight sleepover at the Museum of Science and Industry with the Cub Scouts. All the activities were the night before so everyone just left as they got up and got their stuff packed.  We hit the road home around 7 am.  It was a pretty morning with the sun not quite up yet.  While driving up Lakeshore Drive to catch the expressway back home, we decided to detour and follow the drive up into Chicago since I knew there was going to be a spectacular sunrise with the clear skies, and being south of the city, I knew there would be a shot in there of the city catching the early rays.  The trick is to find a spot along the lake to park.  Luckily, we hadn't gone too far north when I found a parking area within 50 yards of the lake and it being that early on a Saturday morning, there were spots open.  My son was game so we parked it and sat and watched the sun coming up and finally, I said I wanted to get closer to the lake and see what develops over the city.  I was just 20 yards from the lake when I saw a couple in front of me waiting for the same thing as me- their shot.  All of sudden the sun popped and at the same time, I saw the young lady do a jump and raise her arms in the air.  I was just raising my camera and got a couple shots fired off while she was basking in the sun's glow and caught her excitement.  I knew it was a neat shot right away and since the boy was already bored, we didn't hang out anymore to get shots of the city.  That will be for another day.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a prayer to the sun. We need that right now. Great picture.