Category: Lake Shore View

For the Chicago Air Show, The Best Seat? In The House

So we were discussing in yesterday’s post how close the jet jockeys of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly to our lakeside apartment building during the Chicago Air and Water Show. This should settle the question. This photo was taken from our living room. I’ve been bragging on this crazy view of ours since we... Read more »

How Explosive Can Lightning Be? Check This Out From Today's Chicago Storm

I initially was just going to add the lightning stills from downtown Chicago to my original post of the storm approaching from the west, but when I got a load of these, I decided they were worth their own separate post. Let me know if you agree. This final photo should give some idea how... Read more »

Chicago Electrified! Saturday Storm Produces Vivid Lightning And Heavy Rain

Those were some angry skies over Chicago late Saturday afternoon…. The following are photos of lightning on the western horizon as the storm approached. I also posted some pretty amazing stop-action shots of lightning blasts over downtown during the same storm… which really show the amazing power of lightning: How Explosive Can Lightning Be?
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Safe Harbor For A Chicago Rainbow

We had a brief sun shower late this afternoon, and on cue, there was a rainbow over Belmont Harbor. Right outside my window. I love this place.

Chicago And Lake Lightning: Thor Was In A Bad Mood Tonight

Incredible lightning tonight, over the Chicago skyline and far over Lake Michigan. I’m going to step back and get out of the way of these photos…. [Note: The first three photos are of a second storm that moved through, and were added to the original post.]

The Lake Shore View: Lake Michigan's Natural 'Fountains' - Plus Ducklings!

First, I want to give a shout-out to all the folks who have been showing the love for the photos I’ve been posting on this blog. I love taking pictures, and we are blessed both with an astounding view from our apartment and, with Lake Michigan just yards away, some of the most beautiful scenery... Read more »
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A Chicago Rainbow: Somewhere Over The Lake Shore

Just one photo of a lovely rainbow that followed a pop-up storm on this record-setting hot July day, but hopefully worthy of your attention. I may head out to investigate, because a pot of gold would really come in handy.

Pink Moon Over Chicago: La Lune En Rose

I realize every day how blessed I am that we found an apartment with an incredible view. And then there are days when I think I simply live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Tonight, when the full moon rose pink-hued over Lake Michigan, was one of those nights. Enjoy the photos.

Spectacular Night Lightning Over Chicago's Downtown

Capturing lightning with my camera has become one of my big obsessions. And last night, I got one of my first big scores: split lightning over the John Hancock Center and the Trump Tower on Chicago’s downtown skyline. I have to confess that I don’t have a quick enough trigger finger to take stills like... Read more »
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The Lake Shore View: More Navy Pier Fireworks. Because I Love You.

Saturday night’s Navy Pier fireworks from our Lake Shore View at Belmont Harbor. Happy 23rd of June, everyone! As long as you’re visiting Cooler on the Lake Shore, please check out these recent posts: Green City Diary: Vegging Out At A Chicago Farmers’ Market Uncommon Ground’s Garden Of Eatin’, Up On The Roof