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Easter Morning Sunrise over Lake Michigan

Happy Easter!

This is one of those mornings you HAVE to go to church.  This includes many people that ONLY go twice a year. That means the churches will be packed. This means getting up early. Well, if I was getting up early, then I might as well get up earlier than that to get an sunrise on Easter!

By the time I got in the car, my options had already removed getting to downtown Chicago for sunrise at 6:04 AM. Evanston was also out of bounds. I didn’t want to go north to Waukegan, so I chanced something out by Glencoe.

I don’t know Glencoe all that well. Thankfully, they have a public beach that was open! Thankfully, I also have an Android phone with google maps to help me find it!

Easter morning in the Chicago Area (Glencoe, IL). Today is a new beginning.
Easter morning in the Chicago Area (Glencoe, IL). Today is a new beginning.

Processing wise, all I used was Adobe Lightroom! Some graduated filters here and there, a little bit of brushing this and that, and a few healing brush clicks and I was pretty happy with it. I hope you are too!

Religious Statues: Mary Says Goodbye

This statue is the depiction of Jesus’ mother holding her son after he came down from his Crucifixion. This particular statue was displayed at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, IL. It is a very beautiful church and they have many more statues, other forms of art, and the church has been redone. But this depiction is so full of emotion and detail that it’s worth displaying on Ash Wednesday.

This depiction of Mary holding her son, Jesus, after the crucifixion is found at St. John Cantius, Chicago.
This depiction of Mary holding her son, Jesus, after the crucifixion is found at St. John Cantius, Chicago.

Technical stuff: Sony NEX-7 ISO 1600, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/15 sec.  The statue allowed me to get up close and personal. It was actually in the stair well and the light was pretty good without being overwhelming.

I hope you enjoy.