Following a long hike up, over, around, and down some dunes, we spent the final hour of daylight on the rocky shore of Lake Michigan. Depending upon the wind and waves, the beach can be sandy and soft, or filled with stones and rocks with little or no sand. Rocky days are great for fossil hunting; we often find fossils of some sort or another. In fact, evey time I've been to Central Beach or Mt. Baldy (when there is no snow) I've found a fossil crinoid - every time.
Setting the aperture on the camera to a high F stop, not only eliminated a lot of bright light from the image, it also created somewhat of a starburst out of the setting sun. Something you don't want to do when the sun is high in the sky or very bright, you can damage your camera's sensor with such bright light.
As summer approaches, the sun will appear to migrate directly over Lake Michigan, and for a time, right behind the Chicago skyline. I'm looking forward to that.
Posted by Tom Gill at Tuesday, March 21, 2017