Vincent Brady captured this magnificent distant view of the city of Chicago – often called the Windy City – with the choppy waters of Lake Michigan, at sunset, in the foreground. Vincent said:
As viewed from Indiana Dunes State Park [on July 24, 2013]. I’ve been watching for a good time to shoot the sunset behind Chicago as it happens for a few days in May and a few more in July. The big waves were a big bonus for this shot!
I used the The Photographer’s Ephemeris to plan ahead. It’s an app that uses shows you precisely where the sun & moon will rise and set using Google Maps. It’s a really cool tool for photographers!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.