Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Foggy Day in Chicago!!


Clare said...

Simply stunning pictures Dean. I especially like the tree. The trees on our street in California are glorious this year. Reds, yellows, greens. Reminds me of my England

naturgesetz said...

We're having misty, foggy, and rainy weather here in eastern Massachusetts, too. I've come to enjoy it over the years. Now I realize that one reason is that when it's humid like this it feels warmer than the same temperature in dry weather. Somehow, it feels softer. It also evokes memories of certain times when I was in high school and in college. Memories of times which were not my most enjoyable when I was living them, but of which I have become fond and nostalgic over the years. Anyway, I prefer this to cold and dry weather.

Nordic Monsoon said...

It is unfortunate that Buckingham Fountain does not have better use during the long Chicago winter.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

You might cal this bad weather. But living in a hot tropical country like India, I'd love to see such a spectacle in my city!

MartininBroda said...

Impressive pictures, hope you will have a good Thanksgiving today.

Dean Grey said...


Actually, I think Buckingham Fountain looks quite romantic when it's not in use.

And you notice the fountain's intricate details better that way IMHO.



"The nature of your photographs look like they are opening scenes from some dark drama movie."

That's probably one of the coolest compliments I've gotten on my photos!

Hope you enjoyed the Tampa rain!



No, I think the foggy weather was super cool and I loved it, Ekan!



You have a good Thanksgiving too!



Not only was it unbelievably foggy earlier this week in Chicago but it was quite cool as well. Perfect!

Think misty and chilly rather than warm and humid.



Reminds you of England? I could totally see that!


I appreciate hearing what all of you think!


jason said...


wishing you a very happy thanksgiving, Dean!

Mike said...

Those are awesome pics!!!! Makes me want to visit Chicago even more.

Nordic Monsoon said...

I think you are right. it certainly evokes a sense nostalgia. My favorite spot in Chicago is the headhouse of the Jackson Park beach. I used to go there alone during the middle of winter. It is an extremely private and cathartic experience.

Dean Grey said...


Well what are you waiting for! Chicago would love to have you stop on by!



Thank you! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving as well!



I've never been to the Jackson Park Beach's headhouse before. Your description sounded so lovely that I'll have to go check it out!


Thanks to the three of you gentlemen for chiming in!


william wray said...

Fog is soothing, depression is rough kid, I had tons of lonely years in my teens and early twenties due to depression, anxiety and a general feeling of worthlessness that came from a bad father. When you have no self esteem it's hard to be confident and attractive to others, they have enough of their own problems. As you know the sleeping is a sign of depression... get out more. Set a further point to hike to, start a new sport or gym. Clean your room, go to a museum far away, take a class, intern somepalce creative you would like to work at, try something new. Get away from the bed.

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful shots! I especially love the photo of trees. They look alive, like they are dancing.

Jo Potter said...

Hi Dean,
Thank you for your visit today and for your kind words... I'm glad you liked my dark painting, 'The Red Hibiscus'.
I actually painted the picture when I was in quite a dark place in my life. Even though I loved living in New Zealand, in some ways. I did become very lonely and homesick at the time. I think I took my sadness out on the canvas and I think it shows!
Painting on a big scale can be quite a healing process because it forces you to free yourself (spirit and emotions) from the constraints of everyday life. Have you ever painted a large picture?
You are a good photographer...
I love these images with the fog. Chicago looks dramatic with the skyscrapers rising into the mists.
Excellent buildings. They would look great in a painting.
Really good to see you again.

stanw said...

Amazing pictures Dean, love the fog that blots out the taller buildings, must admit never seeing that before. Brings out the designs in the first picture and makes a great backdrop for the tree. Great composition. Wow!!

Dean Grey said...


That's exactly why I love it too!



I haven't painted on a larger scale....yet! I'd like to one of these days.

Glad you like the foggy skyscrapers!



I thought the trees looked like they're dancing as well!



I will try to get out more but it's not always easy.

Thanks for the suggestions!


I appreciate hearing what all of you had to say!


Unknown said...

Wonderful set of fog photos, Dean! The fountain(?) on the first pic is fantastic!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

It makes me want to BE there in the fog! You really have a great eye, Dean. Thank you for posting these.

J@v@JuNKo said...

yay for fog! i <3 the fog! its very inspiring to me! and its great to walk around in with a coffee and feel the fog mist on my face!! Chicago is such a beautiful city!!

Dean Grey said...


Chicago is a beautiful city indeed!



You're quite welcome!



The first photo is of Buckingham Fountain. It's turned off and drained during the winter but is up and running in the springtime!


Thanks to the three of you for taking a look!


Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Dean, what beautiful pictures, I love foggy days too. I've never been to Chicago, everybody says it's wonderful.

Dean Grey said...


It is indeed wonderful here in the Windy City!

I hope you get to see it firsthand one day!


Anonymous said...

So I just found your blog and I'm working my way through it. Slowly lol.

It's always funny seeing photos of places to which you've been. I'm so in love with Chicago, and I hope I save up enough money to go again this year.

And, one year, I'll visit there properly and see things lol.

Great photos. Thank you :)

Dean Grey said...


I'm glad you found me!

Chicago is such a wonderful city, isn't it? We'd love to have you come back anytime!