A Sign of Spring: Daley Plaza Fountain

Tonight, I had every intention of going into Chicago to shoot what local photographers are calling, Chicagohenge. When the Spring Equinox arrives, that means that the sun rises and set due east and west. And since we have a great grid system for streets, that means that the sun sets right on the street! Well, by the time I was on Congress Parkway, the sun was in my rear view mirror with mere seconds left.

BUT! THIS IS CHICAGO! It’s not like there isn’t anything else to shoot in this town!

I do have a post sunset shot, but that will take more work. For now, I give you the fountain at the Daley Plaza, a sure enough sign of spring if I ever saw one!

Taken the first night of spring in Chicago, the water flows! A sure sign that we are putting winter behind us.
Taken the first night of spring in Chicago, the water flows! A sure sign that we are putting winter behind us.

This photo was a long exposure at f/16 and a 20mm lens on my NEX-7. Very little processing on this one. I think I like it the way it is. 🙂

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