On our return trip, we stopped at the beach - it's dark so early now, we figured we could enjoy gazing at the stars between the clouds. It was very windy, so the clouds appeared as white smears across the sky, but it seemed to add some interest to the images I was able to capture.
The lights from the city of Chicago generally wash out most of the stars from this vantage point, however, the low cloud cover over the lake seemed to block some of that light from reaching these stars. The light did, however, create some interesting viewing over the lake (see Saturday's post), making the image appear to have been taken over many hours, yet it was a single 20 second exposure.
Our viewing lasted only a few minutes before the low clouds arrived from Chicago, completely blocking out the stars all around us. Camera put away, we explored the beach in the darkness - a totally different experience for the senses.
Posted by Tom Gill at Monday, November 10, 2014