Pathways through…


Stone stairs that show the wear of decades of tread down from Grant’s statue in Lincoln Park. The statue was supposed to be placed in Grant Park but proved too costly to move once the placement error was revealed. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Stone archway leading from Lake Shore Drive to the “Farm” south of Lincoln Park Zoo. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Pathway around Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Another stone pathway leading to somewhere special in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

Invitation to relax in Lincoln Park. The low benches allow you to stretch out and rest one’s weary feet, a comforting respite along the miles and miles of pathways through the park. Early in the morning it is possible to find a cluster of empty benches. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Attention please…


Photographing the same scene but choosing a different composition guides one to select a different focal point; the main subject matter is changed by the composition choice. The image with the bridge centered leads the eye to the skyscrapers. The image with less skyline reveals that there is a person on the bridge. They are in the first image; but the composition didn’t “lead you” to notice them before.

View of downtown Chicago from Lincoln Park's South Pond. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

View of downtown Chicago from Lincoln Park’s South Pond. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Lincoln Park’s South Pond in Chicago with reflection of skyscrapers in water. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Final show of the roses…


One of the last Rose blooms in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

One of the last Rose blooms in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Macro view of Rose prior to the formation of the “hip”. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Catching the fallen…


Fallen tree leaves caught by Decorative Cabbage. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Accompanying the Cabbage are purple Chrysanthemums with dried fallen leaves nestled around the hardy blooms. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Like the flowers, follows the leaves…


As the Hydrangea flowers turn to earthy colors, so do the leaves. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Macro view of Hydrangea leaves. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Strong leaf pattern and texture enhanced by late in the day lighting. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Strong leaf pattern and texture enhanced by late in the day lighting. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

Flowers still bloom in the fall…


Took a leisurely walk around South Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park; situated just south of the Zoo. The weather was remarkably warm for mid-November; in the upper 60s. FYI, winter is on the way tonight, just in time for Christmas/Thanksgiving parades. Many perennials continued their bloom while going to seed in preparation for dormant months ahead.

Jerusalem Artichoke still in bloom along the restored prairie surrounding South Pond in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Bloom and bud along Lincoln Park’s South Pond. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Yellow bouquet among the drying prairie grasses. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Yellow bouquet among the drying prairie grasses. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Hardy Hydrangea’s were mostly going to seed as their colors faded to earthen colors; but one bloom still drew it’s own attention. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg.