Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Buckingham Fountain 2014

Fountain and skyline (2014)
Last time I photograph Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, the skyline was full of cranes.That was over six years ago. I was way past due for another visit and I almost didn't make it. I had left in a frenzy to photograph the supermoon at Navy Pier and attend the concert at Millennium Park. By the time the concert ended, I was tired and was ready for the drive home. But I had second thoughts just before I walked into the parking garage.
Navy Pier fireworks 
I had forgotten how big this fountain is. I walked slowly around it, admiring the details, color changes and the scene behind it for a good hour. Lots of people were enjoying it and many asked for their photo to be taken. At one point in the night, the fireworks at Navy Pier went off and they exploded just over the fountain. Later that night, the heavy clouds started breaking and the moon played peek-a-boo for a few minutes. I got home after midnight, 8 hours after I left. It was a long fun evening.