You wish the water was blue but at least it is clean without junk flowing through it. Saw this interesting beam of light and thought it would make an interesting picture. Not sure if it is all the interesting, but here it is.....
Walking around Marblehead last fall saw these shoemaker tools. Reminded me of my grandfather who was the neighborhood shoemaker (Sam the Shoemaker). So, I grew up around these tools of trade and use to play with them all the time.
It's summer in Chicago and that means tourists. These three boats on the Chicago River participated in the annual Downtown Chicago Boat Race....ok, not really but it would be interesting to go 3 wide on the river.
The key to getting good fireworks shots is preparation and equipment. Get in a good spot is the first step but shooting with an cellphone is not going to work. Have to keep the shutter open to get the long streaks. And this shot, because I was far away, I used a 70-200 telephoto at 1.6 seconds with a mid-level aperture of f8. I kept the ISO or film speed low at 250. Yesterday, at the White Sox fireworks show, I used a faster shutter speed and a faster ISO as I didn't have a tripod. You can get good shots that way, but I like this shot with the light trail better. Lastly, software helps to pull the shot out as the chips we use don't see the scene as the human eye sees it.