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Old Jul 7, 2008, 9:46 AM   #1
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A long breakwater at Montrose Point on the Chicago Lakefront. A great place to jog, walk or fish.

This photo was taken on a relatively warm day in February (33 degrees) with an approaching storm. The weeks prior were bitterly cold and I was stopping by all of the frozen lighthouses along the southern Lake Michigan shore - usually couldn't take more than 15 minutes in the cold and wind! This was a nice change as I was able to take a lot more time to get a shot. Since it was February and there wasn't a soul to be seen for MILES- I ignored the warning signs and climbed up to the lightkeeper's catwalk that is supposed to rise over the waves and spray. I've seen these catwalks buried in ice before.....so perhaps they don't work too well.

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Old Jul 7, 2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Lapstrake, I did my graduate studies at the U of C and have fond memories of that lake -- but not so much of those bitingly cold winters. I had grown up in the South, and that was my first taste of a Midwestern winter.
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Old Jul 7, 2008, 3:19 PM   #3
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I really like the approching storm in the second one. Both are great pictures

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Old Jul 7, 2008, 7:24 PM   #4
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Very nice images, lapstrake. I like them both.

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Old Jul 7, 2008, 7:52 PM   #5
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Chicago, never looked so beautiful as when viewed from several Lake Michigan vantage points. Great work!

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Old Jul 8, 2008, 3:17 PM   #6
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Excellent shot, Lapstrake. I think you previously posted a "Winter" shot of this catwalk and lighthouse. This shot is decidedly more friendly!


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Old Jul 8, 2008, 9:28 PM   #7
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Fantastic photos.
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