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A Solar Ponytail?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I can never get enough of these sunrises over Lake Michigan. But I debated for some time between going with a landscape or portrait-oriented capture of this Saturday morning sunrise. Perhaps the landscape capture will be posted on Friday?

It was also nice to catch sight of the Chicago skyline, just over 26 nautical miles south along the Lake Michigan shoreline. As cold as it can be at 7:00 AM on a February morning, a view like this warms you up quickly.

Speaking of skyline, a "bug" was planted in my ear to get nighttime captures of the Chicago skyline, which I will share next week.

Photo captured February 13, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 100 75 mm

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Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome sunrise!

17 Feb 2010 5:24am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Fantastic colors and reflections!

17 Feb 2010 5:39am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is fantastic..

17 Feb 2010 8:48am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow what a great sunset ! The reflections are stunning ! Very well done :)

17 Feb 2010 9:45am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Stunning, the water shimmering, the colors, WOW!

17 Feb 2010 11:09am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

A beautiful morning! The portrait orientation works nicely here. I'm looking forward to your upcoming evening shots!

17 Feb 2010 11:14am

theys from Gerpinne, Belgium

Fantastic colors and reflections,very well done !

17 Feb 2010 11:41am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You did a wonderful job on this one....

17 Feb 2010 12:47pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nicely presented. I like the long look, but will be interested in seeing the landscape version later this week.

17 Feb 2010 1:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice color and I love the title.

17 Feb 2010 1:51pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This makes my day!

17 Feb 2010 2:24pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful :)

17 Feb 2010 4:02pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I really like the look of the reflection in the water. Gorgeous.

17 Feb 2010 4:53pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

wonderful sky...

17 Feb 2010 5:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


17 Feb 2010 5:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful sunset !

17 Feb 2010 7:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


17 Feb 2010 7:23pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

beautiful capture!! love the colors!

17 Feb 2010 8:40pm

Shoebox from Orlando, Florida, United States

Great capture with great colors. Portrait works very well with this image.

17 Feb 2010 11:07pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

wow! that is a terrific sunrise over Lake Michigan! bravo. the golden light is certainly incredible. I agree with you, i can hardly get enough of these too. I live just a few blocks away from the lake and I love going out in the morning when I walk my dog to take it in :)

18 Feb 2010 12:18am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I think I like the portrait because it's emphasizing the long reflection on the lake. The way the sun is throwing a ribbon over the top of the clouds is amazing to. I guess I will wait for your landscape view and be awed again because with light like this I don't think you could do wrong!

18 Feb 2010 4:31am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


24 Feb 2010 12:32pm