Balmy

Not exactly the sunniest day, but pretty good considering that the Tribune 10-day forecast predicted clouds and rain for the next ten days.  When I left the house, the temperature was in the mid-60s.  I decided to head out to the museum campus, but got distracted on the way by Solider Field and McCormick Place.  I didn't know that there was a rather elaborate police memorial, sledding hill, or a tribute to Goldstar parents along the bike path opposite Northerly Island--Meigs Field for you history buffs.  You know, the small airport adjacent to downtown Chicago that Mayor Richard M. Daley decided to close by having city crews carve gigantic Xs through the runway on March 30, 2003.

Today, everything was far more peaceful, except for the groups of Italian bike racer wannabes that terrorized everyone else on the pathway running to the east of McCormick Place.  I spotted these two ladies engaged in a rather animated conversation next to what was strikingly turquoise water.  Lovely color.

What was truly amazing was the sudden change in the weather.  As I was headed back to Shedd Aquarium bus stop, the temperature instantly dropped 15 to 20 degrees.

This was the inaugural outing with my new Fuji GFX 50s camera.  Lots to figure out.  This photograph was shot at ISO 100, F16, 1/200th off a tripod using my iPad to the camera to trigger the shutter via a WiFi connection.  Pretty slick.

 

Joe Segal's Hero

Joe Segal's Hero

Goethe Statue and Meis

Goethe Statue and Meis