Certainly not the best photograph ever made. The sky was a little heavy to the south. I attribute that to the sunset, which produced a brilliant and fiery pink and yellow sky to the west, but that meant the sun was obscured by the atmosphere. The result: the southern sky went darker faster than I would have liked and there was not enough light on the skyline.
Interestingly, a couple walking by suggested I turn the camera toward the west. I knew it wasn't a photograph, but I gave it a try. The problem: The apartment buildings facing me and the park had no light on them, so they were simply black rectangles, and not very interesting ones.
This is a photograph that proves that it is worth waiting for the right sunset, which could be tomorrow, next week, or in a month. I am reminded of the series of photographs that Richard Misrach made of the Golden Gate Bridge over the course of one year. I believe those photographs were made from his yard somewhere in the Berkeley area. Whatever. Misrach demonstrated that landscapes are all about light and how it interacts with the atmosphere. I shall return.
I am standing at the northern end of Diversey Harbor where the motorboats are moored for the summer. Belmont Harbor is about a mile three-quarters of a mile north. It is one of the area harbors that caters to sailboats. I like Diversey Harbor in the winter, when it is filled with Canadian geese.
The last landscape photograph I posted to my Chicago Journal was of the Board of Trade Building. I had never noticed before, but from this spot, you can look straight down LaSalle Street, with the Board of Trade Building clearly visible--about a quarter of away in from the photograph's right side.