Mar 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: Chicago Reflected in Lake Michigan from an Airplane

 

CHICAGO REFLECTED IN LAKE MICHIGAN
FROM AN AIRPLANE

 

Chicago Reflected in Lake Michigan from an Airplane by Mark Hersch

Photograph by MARK HERSCH
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Taken from his window seat (with his iPhone) as he approached O’Hare, amateur photographer Mark Hersch captured this incredible photo that shows the famous Chicago skyline reflected in Lake Michigan below, just as the sun sets above. Talk about perfect timing!

And if you look really closely, you can see a second airplane in the center of the image, soaring above the clouds as well! Mark tells the Daily Mail:

“I was flying home to Chicago from a business trip recently. It was a cloudy day, late in the afternoon. We were flying eastbound, made a pass by O’Hare International Airport, then made a sweeping 180-degree left turn over Lake Michigan for our final westward approach into the airport. I looked down and through a narrow break in the clouds, I saw the shadow of the Chicago skyline projecting onto the lake. Oddly enough, I am a very frequent flyer and almost always sit in an aisle seat, but on this flight there were only window seats available.”

 

For me there are two key takeaways from this experience: 1) Always get a window seat and 2) know that the best camera is the one you have with you!

 

 

 

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