Chicago Sunsets


"No dog day afternoon after all..."

In the last 21 months since coming to Chicago, this is what can happen in an afternoon. In between the clouds and the sun, there was a wicked (that's my Boston coming out) storm and then a sunset that you will see spanned straight West to the coast of Lake Michigan. This picture is of the highrises that line the Lake. These clouds were coming from right to left looking at the picture. Enjoy.

If you open this up, you can see the rain in the distance.

More of a street view here...the definition of the building I live in gives the idea that the clouds are coming from the right.

Then everything changed...

Clouds, exit stage left and the sun disappears about 30 minutes later.

...and out the other side.

After the sun left the skyline, the cloulds turned to blue and here are some amazing colors.

This is the middle of the skyline.

...and to the right

This was unreal and it took a while before it turned dark. The weather turned to 70 and dry and then these colors lasted awhile.

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"Untouched and Amazed" V.5

Welcome to "Untouched and Amazed" V.5. This is 21 shots long and it was weeded down from the over 50 shots that I took. I will tell you know, the last picture is amazing and all the pictures are in 1600 X 1200 for a great view. If you want to click on them and see them enlarged, please do. This starts out kinda dull...but hang in their.

Here is when the low clouds formed a line and the rays were coming from behind the clouds.

Kind of a halo effect and it's also when everything changed.

Then this...

I love the cloud formation and the crispness or the upper edge.

This is a favorite, because when you open it -- you can see the city buildings in the distance.

Super shot...from dull to this. It is always like this in Chicago.

Wide angle shot and a beautiful blue sky.

One of my favorites above. I hope you enjoyed this set of 21. Remember, if you have sunsets that you would like posted here with a link, send them to along with your blog address. Thank you again for stopping by and please tell a friend.

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Amazing what 15 hours can do...

This is the sunset in Chicago on Wednesday night. You will see in the 2nd half of this entry what it looked like at 8:30-9:30 a.m.Thursday. I was told when I arrived in Chicago in November of 04 that you have the chance to see all 4 seasons in a day. I saw 3 in that time and the only element that I was missing was snow. I took all of the rain pictures in a long sleeve fleece because it was cold temperature wise and the rain was cold as well. Enjoy.

Here come some interesting clouds that were lingering for a while after the sun went down.

Nice colors.
This caught my attention this morning... and what a difference from Wednesday eve...

It's rolling in...

Monsoon... I mean you couldn't see a city block when this was whipping in.

Cool colors and pelting rain...

The End
Do you have a sunset that you would like me to post with a link to your site? If so, please email it to and the link to your blog and I will post it and link you up on bad weather days here in Chicago.

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Just some clouds...

These pictures are from the 17th of July. Their are just a few, but the clouds are what caught my attention.

A little closer.

I hope you enjoyed them and if you have any sunset pictures that you would like to post here, send them to me at and I will post a link for you too!

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I'm back...

It was a nice week to be back at home. If I learned anything, don't trust ANY weather forecast. It was supposed to be nice ALL week. Not the case. It was nice on Monday and then it rained and was cloudy for 3 days. The weather was nice for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I took full advantage of it when the weather was nice. I will add, it was HOT as well. When I mean hot, I mean 90 degrees. I celebrated my birthday with my parents with a nice dinner on the water and I was fortunate to snap off some pictures of the harbor and also the sunset. Enjoy.

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