City and Lake at Dawn

chicago_skyline

Just posted this series of shots taken while flying into Chicago at dawn in early April

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5 comments

  1. Jared Goralnick’s avatar

    Those are some beautiful pictures, Doc!

  2. Richard Carter, FCD’s avatar

    Awesome. Really wonderful, Doc.

  3. christopher carfi’s avatar

    “I was flying into Chicago at night
    Watching the lake turn the sky into blue-green smoke
    The sun was setting to the left of the plane
    And the cabin was filled with an unearthly glow
    In 27-D I was behind the wing
    Watching landscape roll out
    Like credits on a screen

    The earth looked like it was lit from within
    Like a poorly assembled electrical ball as we moved
    Out of the farmlands into the grid
    The plan of the city was all that you saw
    And all of these people sitting totally still
    As the ground raced beneath them thirty thousand feet down

    It took an hour, maybe a day
    But once I really listened, the noise
    Just went away

    And I was pretending that I was in a Galaxie 500 video
    The stewardess came back and checked on my drink
    In the last strings of sunlight, a Bridgette Bardot
    There’s a hat on my headphones
    Along with those eyes that you get
    When your circumstance is movie size

    It took an hour, maybe a day
    But once I really listened, the noise
    Just went away

    It took an hour, maybe a day
    But once I really listened, the noise
    Just went away”

    -Liz Phair, “Stratford-On-Guy”
    http://www.last.fm/music/Liz+Phair/_/Stratford-On-Guy

  4. Ben’s avatar

    I love the lighting in the photos. Really spectacular with the lighted center and shrouded outer city. I hope you don’t mind if I save a few. Cityscapes are my favorite images

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