The sun being out made the weather deceptively warm looking. It was still cold, though not nearly as bad as earlier this winter. The temperature was a positive number! We’ve seen so many below zero temps and wind chills this year that the 28*F could have, almost been considered balmy. The sun definitely added long missed color to the world though.
These photos are from back in January, but I was having some computer issues… which were compounded by bad tech support issues… but I’m good to go now, so better late than never…
Lake Michigan on January 7th, at the Pratt Street Beach Pier, in Rogers Park, Chicago.
On Monday February 10th I tailed Christian and Lucas around for a few one year anniversary photos. We stopped by the Chicago Cultural Center first, hoping to get some evening lighting on the Tiffany dome. Unfortunately we left a little late and by the time we made it all the way downtown, had mostly missed the sunlight. Our second stop was the Signature Lounge on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. The sun sets later when your that high up! We ended up getting some beautiful sunset, contrasty, Hollywood movie-esque lighting, which resulted in some lovely photos for the couple. Here are a few of my favorites.
The first is a nice, classic portrait they will be able to print and frame.
The second is a cute one for their memory books.
… and the third one is my favorite image of the night. They didn’t know I was still shooting and were just enjoying the view together.
I was in a crafty mood today. I made many fabric flower pins, a couple of broach style pins and a few pairs of earrings… I can’t wait to go to the thrift stores to find more colorful t-shirts to refurb and more unique colorful buttons and beads to use!
After the flowers are put through the wash the stray threads will go away and the petals will curl a little to look even more flower-like. I like the earrings a lot. They’re a great use for scrap size fabric, which I have previously had no use for other than the flowers/broaches. Maybe I’ll actually have enough stock to do the art festival this fall. That could be exciting. Now to go relax, watch some BSG and knit a bit.
This is what happens to bubbles when it’s really, really cold out!
The news said not to go outside, because it was dangerous. Yesterday when we hit -48*F, I stayed inside. Today, it was only -13*F on my way to work, and we actually hit 0*F this evening, so nowhere near as dangerous. I figured since I had to walk to work anyway, a few more minutes in the cold for some awesome photos would be more than worth it. I was right. These photos were a lot of fun to capture! I hope you enjoy them as well.
Yesterday the snow turned to rain. I am not happy. I love snow. When it turns to rain, it inevitably turns to ice and I don’t like ice… not on the roads and side walks anyway… when it’s on the lake, it’s beautiful! Here are some pictures I took about a week ago, while we still had beautiful and just the lake was an icy slushy mess!
Pratt Street Beach is my favorite place in Chicago, all year round.