Grosse Pointe Pier Remains
I headed out this morning with Rick Seidel to shoot the sunrise at Grosse Point Lighthouse Park in Evanston. We got there just in time for the clouds to turn pink. We hoped that it would develop into a better sunrise, but it turned out we got the best light right when we got there. If you're looking for something a little different than the usual stuff around Chicago, this is a nice place to practice these types of shots.
The Photographer's Ephemeris
I want to thank my parents, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and my wife for all of the Apple gift cards for my birthdays and Christmas over the past year. I saved up enough of them for my first iPad and I am loving it.
Last night before heading out, I tried an app called The Photographer's Ephemeris for the iPad. You can select any location in the world and it will show you the exact direction that the sun and moon will rise and set for any day of the year. You could use this to figure out where you would need to be standing to get the moon to rise directly over a given subject. For this morning's shoot, I learned that the sun would rise out over the lake (duh), but I can see this coming in handy in the future.Read more at www.outofchicago.com