Friday, September 30, 2011

Rip Tide: Bike rider on the walkway at Montrose Harbor

© (2011) Filmed by Vicki Polin

I took this while strolling around Montrose Harbor. I can't believe this guy would go out on the walkway when there were waves that were 10 to 15 feet high.  

RIP TIDE: Riding the Waves -- Kite Surfing Chicago Style

There's two different film clips below. The first is still images, the second is live footage.


Rip Tide -- Montrose Beach (Chicago, IL)

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

As I was wandering around Montrose Beach I saw some surfers enjoying the rip tide.


Riding the waves -- Chicago style
© (2011) Filmed by Vicki Polin

I was walking around near Montrose Beach when I saw people wind surfing.

FYI: I had a difficult time holding the camera still.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

On The Rocks

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I went wandering by the rocks at Northwestern (Evanston, IL). This place holds so many wonderful memories from throughout my life. It's been a very long time since I had the time to stroll along.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shana Tova - Avinu Malkeinu

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Wishing everyone a year filled with sweetness and prosperity.

(FYI: I took these pictures last week at the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Northbrook, IL)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A beautiful day

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

This group of pictures is dedicated to everyone who's trapped inside on an absolutely beautiful day.  It took these as I was wandering around the Chicago Botanical Gardens on picture pefect day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Strolling Along at Tower Beach

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I went with a childhood friend to Tower Beach. It's been years since he was last there. It was an absolutely beautiful day to watch the boats go by and watched a school of fish swim around in circles.

Friday, September 09, 2011

For the Boys - Trains at the Chicago Botanic Gardens

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

Back in August I went with a friend to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Of course he was more interested in seeing the trains then the flowers.

Wild Waves

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I took a long walk along the beach at Gillson Park and spent time watching the waves roll in.  There's two film clips here.  

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

End of Summer at Montrose Harbor

I have a great deal going on over the next several weeks and I really felt the need to capture the last glimmers of summer.  After a meeting downtown I ran away and spent some time at Montrose Harbor.  You know me, I brought my camera with me to capture the moment.  Hope you enjoy the show.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

How I spent my summer vacation

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

This was the first summer I spent in Chicago in many years. It was so wonderful to reconnect with so many old friends, meet new people and do the things I love to do.