Yes we live in Chicago and yes in the winter, it gets cold! Although winter is not my favorite time of the year photographing Chicago, it can be a good time to collect a few additional images of the city.
Last year about this time the term "Chi-beria" was coined by NWS meteorologist Ricky Castro (on his way to work) before the 1/6/2014 polar vortex outbreak. The City of Chicago and greater suburban areas were in a deep freeze with air temperatures reaching around -15 degree Fahrenheit. Many Forecasters warned the city of the potentially life-threatening cold, Chicago was dubbed "Chiberia," with many using the hashtag #ChiBeria to illustrate.
Last year in January, I found myself on the Chicago Lakefront photographing in -30, yes minus thirty degrees below zero, not so bad if you dress for it. This year I passed on the below zero shooting and decided to wait for nicer days.These photo were taken in much nicer mid teen temps.
Shortly after I returned from a road trip to the South. I finished up a three new paintings of New Orleans, then I headed out to grab a few shots of Chicago
Here are a few snapshots from around town this past weekend.
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18x24 Acrylic on Canvas
By: Rick Lobes
Mardi Gras II
28x22 Acrylic on Canvas
By: Rick Lobes