Sunrise At ‘The Point’ — 5* Pix

Total Shots taken 148
Number of 5 star ratings (5* yield %) 6 (4.1%)

Who knew that Promontory Point, that portion of lakefront park near 57th Street Beach was bevy of activity at 5:45 a.m. Saturday mornings? As the original early morning pillow hugger, I certainly didn’t. But, when I ventured out this past Saturday that is certainly what I found! Runners. Walkers. Bikers. Newbies riding in baby/toddler carriages, led by runners or bikers. Roller bladers. Elder athletes. These individuals and groups are so consistently there that Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) has a water station near a common meeting point.

Yes they were all out there, and I, with my ‘trusty, dusty, handy little camera’ was out as well. Here are my 5* images of this beautiful morning and the intrepid early rising athlete:


  • Earth Has Two Suns – Or so you would think from this image. (Actually, its operator error leading to what is called a sun flare.) Still, the bright sun in the orange sky, and its reflection on the water are a breathtaking sight, especially framed by the native grass shrubbery and overhanging tress branches.


  • Morning Sky – The sky south of the rising sun is resplendent with color.


  • Backlit Biker – It actually wasn’t as dark as it looks in this image. However, I loved the rising sun and the shadow of the trees


  • Just Do It – They say the hardest part is getting out there. These ladies have broken thru, whether walking or running, they are out here. Their intense focus shows on their faces. Inspiring.


  • It’s A Blur – This biker was moving!


  • Runner — I loved the silhouette of the runner against the glare of the sunlight on the water and the orange sky.

So this was my first early morning photo opportunity, and I look forward to another try.  Sunrise, I am coming backatcha!

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