Gone are the boats. Gone are the leaves. Gone are the late sunsets. Today Day Light Savings Time began. In 48 hours we may know the results of an election that has gone on too long.
I headed to DuSable Harbor, which is just south of Navy Pier, hoping to capture the Ferris Wheel, lit and logoed to commemorate the Cubs World Series come-from-behind victory this past Wednesday. That photograph didn't work.
On arriving, I noticed another photograph. As I was adjusting my camera, a gentleman approached me, asking "What are shooting?" Typically, that question has come to mean, "What's that weird looking camera you are using?" I replied, "medium format," hoping he would leave because the sky was quickly losing its pink tones. He replied, "No, what are you taking a picture of?" He seemed puzzled when I responded, "The pier posts reflected in the water." He then moved on, but without first uttering a long "OK," that clearly suggested he thought, "Who in his right mind would take photographs of a harbor without boats in it?"
He could see the empty harbor, but he could not sense it, which is why he was puzzled. Unlucky fellow.