Chicago summer beachfront

Reminiscing over summer as autumn rolls in – here is a delightful view down onto the Chicago beachfront, from the top of the John Hancock Tower.

Chicago Summer Beachfront by Adam Morris on 500px.com

I am quite proud of this photo – it was my most popular photo I ever posted on 500px. It was from the weekend trip during the summer up to Chicago, from the top of the Hancock tower looking down. There is something so refreshing about tromping around all day in a city, such that your legs are aching by the end of the day. I used to live in a city where I had no car, and could walk endlessly. Now that I need a car to get anywhere, I rarely walk. The world feels different when you’re able to get around on your own to feet.

Branch Lake at Dusk

Sitting on the water, watching the sun set over Branch Lake up in Maine.

Branch Lake at Dusk by Adam Morris on 500px.com

I don’t know what it is about the colors at sunset, but the world seems to come into a different focus. And that’s just magnified when you’re at the water’s edge. Maybe the lighting changes so quickly, that you can watch it happen, and this gives you a pause to slow down and actually just observe what’s happening around you.

Bright Bouys of Bar Harbor

I love Maine.

Bright Buoys of Bar Harbor by Adam Morris on 500px.com

When in Maine, I feel like I’m walking through a picture book. I loved these colorful buoys hanging on the side of a shack. Every year or so I’ll visit, and I’m always amazed at how vibrant everything is. Maybe it’s the lobster going to my head, but it feels like everywhere you look there is something that catches the eye.