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Buckingham Fountain in Twilight

Buckingham Fountain in Twilight

I remember looking at the orange clouds on the horizon behind Buckingham Fountain in Chicago's Grant Park and thinking that I missed a great sunset shot. But that made me look harder in the twilight for another beautiful moment. I noticed a six-foot-diameter puddle of water at the edge of the gravel walkway, and planted my camera on the ground by it to create a mirror image of the fountain. The arrival of the silhouetted bicyclist capped off the left side of this soothing composition.

We were in town for AARP's 2003 National Event, and this twilight scene of a receding weather front kicked off a week of excellent weather.