Time Lapse Experiments in Chicago

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.

My Surly Long Haul Trucker, posing in front of Lake Michigan.

The wondrous, magnificent DOUBLE RAINBOW! Click on it to make it huge. 

A panorama of the storms to the north and south of my location, including the double rainbow off to the left. Click on it to see it as wide as your browser. Make it full screen!

A Fallen Tree

A woman stands in front of her totalled vehicle.

On Sheffield Avenue, in Lincoln Park, a tree fell today. It destroyed someone's car. After talking to the woman for a minute, she told me how unlucky she had been. She has her own garage where the vehicle is usually parked. However, today her bathroom remodelers needed to use the garage for their work and so she decided to park in the street. She chose this spot. Then the tree fell. Imagine deciding to park in one place and then, that decision, which usually requires no thought to make, ends up becoming the vehicle's doom. Such a sad chaotic happening for this sweet, unlucky lady. I'm sure her insurance will take care of it. Let's hope there's no "acts of god" clause.

A Chicago police car stands guard on Sheffield Avenue.

The fallen trees mercilessly crushed a parked SUV.

A woman calls for help after inspecting her damaged vehicle.