While driving out of Chicago on June 21 to head to my good friend Brittiney's wedding at Camp Wokanda (pictures coming soon), I took Highway 39 south and was being chased by this massive storm front the whole way. The air was cold instantly and the wind was very strong. Eventually, I stopped in Lacon to grab something to eat. There it started hailing and the streets flooded instantly. Quite a lot of power behind these ominous clouds.
I rode out to the lakefront with my buddy Jeff on Monday, June 17, 2013 and we hung out to watch the weird weather. We encountered a lot of awesome sights that day, rolling lightning clouds, rains surrounding us to the north and south but just missing us, huge waves of sand being blown in the wind and most impressively, a double rainbow. I had my iPhone 5 with me and experimented with some time lapse video using my GorillaPod, Glif+ and an app called iLapse. I also had a lot of photos taken. Check it out below.
Shot and edited on an iPhone 5 using Camera and Camera+.
August 31, 2012
This photo was taken on my iPhone and edited on my iPad in Snapseed (which is currently on sale for free in the App Store). It was shot from Olive Park just north of Navy Pier. Did you know Olive Park is named after Pfc. Milton L. Olive, III, the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War? According to Wikipedia: "At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade." Terrifying.
April 7, 2012.
Lena on my porch.
April 8, 2012.
A barge exploded on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, sending huge plumes of black smoke over I-55.
January 19, 2005.
Isaac in a suit.
September 23, 2005.
The Tokyo International Exhibition Center (popularly called Tokyo Big Sight) is an awesome structure of four inverted pyramids raised up above Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. Really quite the structure. It towers above everything around it.
August 6, 2007.
August 20, 2008.