Interesting Photo of the Day: Chicago Painted Gold

It only happens a few times a year. Chicagohenge, where the sun’s rising and setting lines up perfectly with the city’s east-west streets:


Spring equinox is the perfect day to catch the sunset aligned with Chicago’s east/west streets. (Via Imgur. Click for larger image.)

Captured by a Chicago photographer with his Nikon D3 and a 70-200mm lens. The beautiful image was snapped with a 1/100 of a second shutter speed, at ISO 200, and f/4, giving viewers the detail of city life below while the brightness of the sun is blotted out by the impeccably-timed L train.

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2 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Chicago Painted Gold”

  1. Beautiful picture! I own the Nikon D3, I just need Chicago a bit closer :(

  2. Wendy says:

    Uh, “spring equinox”? Isn’t that when the sun sets on the EQUATOR? Last I checked, Chicago wasn’t a tropical city.

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