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N 162 B 4.2K C 29 E Jul 24, 2019 F Apr 2, 2020
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It's been a long time since we've been able to dip our feet in the waters of Lake Michigan.

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This is my favorite winter cycling picture from this year. I was riding late at night, on fresh snow, and in complete solitude. The shoreline was ensconsed by ever-shifting fog and low clouds. The lights of the city in the background and the lights along the lakefront mingled with the fog to create a memorable atmosphere. The fog was just along the shore; it dissipated into black as one gazed out over Lake Michigan. The headlight on my bike illuminated the fresh snow just ahead but it could not touch the great expanse before me, clothed in an impenetrable darkenss. One might take it as a metaphor for the capacity of the human mind to comprehend the truths of metaphysics. Or perhaps it works better as a metaphor for the current state of society. To the extent that the future can be grasped at all, it seems bleak and dark. But there is also hope; the night will not last forever.

Tags:   winter cycling snow Lake Michigan Chicago lakefront night photography fog darkness fresh snow solitude light in the dark hope

N 135 B 4.7K C 23 E Feb 6, 2019 F Jan 22, 2020
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This is the most treacherous part of the lakefront bicycle path in Chicago. But it can be very pretty too, particularly when there is fog and ice.

N 191 B 4.6K C 26 E Feb 3, 2019 F Jan 17, 2020
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One of my favorite winter shots from last year that I never got around to posting. I never tire of the endlessly changing ice formations when it gets really cold by the lake. It looks like we have some cold weather coming up, so I am very excited!

N 148 B 4.5K C 18 E Jan 14, 2020 F Jan 14, 2020
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I got to spend a couple of hours along the lakefront last week during a big storm. Conditions weren't optimal for photography with 30mph sustained winds and icy snow. I was there more for the experience than the photography, but I couldn't resist taking some pictures. Watching the waves exploding off of the walls along the edge of the lake was really something else. You don't want to be in wrong place at the wrong time with those waves. Fortunately I only got moderately wet.

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