Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another cloudy start to the day. Good sunrise potential that was never quite fulfilled. All those gray clouds never quite finding their time to shine in a blaze of sunrise colors. So close

The Chicago Skyline looked pretty great though…

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise, weather

Well, after yesterday’s storms, the clouds were still hanging out and the winds were quite strong. I was at camp and in the studio ALL day yesterday… apparently the storm was worse than I thought?!

Categories: Chicago, photography, sunrise

Sweeping skies & colorful clouds make for a beautiful panoramic shot
of the lakefront and the Chicago Skyline… and my bike!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sculpture, sunrise

A warm & humid start to the day, with layered clouds brightening the sky…
and a beautiful ride down to the South Side and back.

And a fun, sunrise-watching sculpture on the South Side by Tom Friedman.

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Categories: Chicago, photography

Summer in the City. Another beautiful night…
and a video that shows off the beauty of our Chicago nights.
Here’s an incredible video showcasing our incredible City.

Click here for the full video from The Chicagoist.

According to chicagoist.com…
The videographer behind some of our favorite time lapse videos showcasing Chicago’s seasons and skyline is back with another one: Max Wilson recently released a new time lapse focused on the city’s nighttime lights—including some epic fireworks shots.

The video, “Windy City Nights III,” shows off Chicago’s downtown skyline, fireworks over the lake, Michigan Avenue and more. As Wilson wrote of the video on Vimeo, the video included five years-worth of work, with a combination of favorite shots from past projects and newer, more recent shots.

“It’s a culmination of photography work in Chicago at night for the past 5 years,” he wrote. “My focus has always been on the city skyline and the architecture of the buildings. I really enjoy night time photography because it lends itself well to the timelapse technique. With all the movement and lights at night, it really is something special. You can really see the pulse of Chicago at night.”

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Categories: Chicago, sunrise

Perhaps not the best day for a sunrise morning bike ride?…
good ride, but no sunrise!!! Plenty of clouds though…

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another serene sunrise to start off the day. With quiet reflections in the harbor, Ferris fun, silhouette spokes & a quick visit to the Goldstar Families Memorial & Park.

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Categories: Chicago, photography, sunrise

And a big sky show always deserves a big morning photo… or two!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

One big cloud obscuring the sun. Sure, the sun tried.. and tried…
but never quite made the big sunrise break-through.
Good for the dramatic sky show though.

 

Categories: Chicago, holiday

It was a late night drive back into the City after the fireworks in Chenoa last night. So much fun though to be greeted by the Chicago Skyline still shining in its festive glory.