"Grey Autumn" - Tracey Capone Photography
Today’s Photo of the Day, “Grey Autumn,” was taken at the Montrose Harbor Bird Sanctuary, here in Chicago, last September. It was actually a pretty dreary day and I loved the pop of orange against the grey sky so I did want to play that up a bit with some texture. While I’m not one to use a lot of texture in my post processing, I really liked how this grey texture gave the robin center stage and almost made him glow.
Common Grackle- Tracey Capone Photography
One of the things I love most about living in Chicago is the ability to go from urban to nature with just a short walk or bike ride. The city is full of beautifully preserved greenways where you can bike, run, or walk along Lake Michigan or through the woods of the Forest Preserve, and take in nature in all it’s forms. (a sidenote- I lived in Tennessee for three years and never saw a single buck. I saw six here in the forest preserve not five minutes from my apartment in the city within a month of moving back… go figure)
Male Cardinal- Tracey Capone Photography
One of my favorite spots to visit with my trusty telephoto is the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary at Montrose Harbor. Set along the lake, with beautiful views of downtown, it plays host to more than 300 species of migratory birds as well as some beautiful plant life throughout the year. Step in the sanctuary and, aside from the fact that you’ll see the Sears Tower… errr I mean Willis Tower… out of your peripheral vision, you feel like you’ll feel like you’ve completely escaped the city and landed in a rural oasis of calm.
Not long ago, I spent several hours at the sanctuary testing out my newest telephoto lens and I wanted to share a few photos from that outing. You can find another of my photos from that days outing here, in my previous blog post, “The Watcher.”
Wood Thrush- Tracey Capone Photography
What is your favorite place to escape to when you need a break from the everyday?
Male and Female Cardinal- Tracey Capone Photography