Burnham Harbor

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Burnham Harbor

Postby KankRat » Feb Tue 06, 2018 11:16 am

Went to the Field Museum- just a heads up- free to Illinois residents in February.

Shot this with the panorama feature on my iPhone SE then fiddled with it in Lightroom. Looked pretty good straight out of camera...errr ah.. phone. There is also also editing software in the phone. Could do this better with a DSLR, but a lot more work.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby Woohoodude11 » Feb Tue 06, 2018 11:24 am

Gorgeous! If you like city shots and have Instagram, check out my buddy KarlSolano. Very similar style to this.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby RonG » Feb Tue 06, 2018 11:34 am

Nice pic!

Ah, the first place I went to when I started ice fishing. Burnham also caused me to buy a shanty. It was a 5 degree day with a strong wind, and I was the only nut out there sitting on a bucket. Everyone else in the whole harbor had shelters.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby KankRat » Feb Tue 06, 2018 12:28 pm

RonG wrote:Nice pic!

Ah, the first place I went to when I started ice fishing. Burnham also caused me to buy a shanty. It was a 5 degree day with a strong wind, and I was the only nut out there sitting on a bucket. Everyone else in the whole harbor had shelters.


I fish there with my boys, usually in summer. Mostly rock bass and smallies. I should really get out there and learn more about fishing the lakefront.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby RonG » Feb Tue 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Lots of opportunities year round there. The trouts and salmonerds come through at their appropriate months. I picked up First Place (greatest total weight) and Big Fish Awards at the first annual Chicago Park District/Henry's Sports night time Salmon derby.

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The rock bass were so big and aggressive we were landing them on 3/4 oz. KO Wobbler spoons.

The perch can be awesome spring, summer and winter. I shot the infamous "Chuck Norris" perch video there. I discovered it was was a whole lot easier to kayak a few feet out into the harbor and clobber the jumbos than to risk my neck paddling out 1-3 miles into the open water for them. I've gotten some nice slab crappies fishing from the docks. And once a guy ice fishing next to me said he had gotten 10 cigar walleyes ice fishing one day in the week prior. I'd guess there should be some incidental pike and cats available too.
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Postby KankRat » Feb Tue 06, 2018 1:31 pm

RonG wrote:Lots of opportunities year round there. The trouts and salmonerds come through at their appropriate months. I picked up First Place (greatest total weight) and Big Fish Awards at the first annual Chicago Park District/Henry's Sports night time Salmon derby.

henrysgif.gif


RonGPrizes.GIF


The rock bass were so big and aggressive we were landing them on 3/4 oz. KO Wobbler spoons.

The perch can be awesome spring, summer and winter. I shot the infamous "Chuck Norris" perch video there. I discovered it was was a whole lot easier to kayak a few feet out into the harbor and clobber the jumbos than to risk my neck paddling out 1-3 miles into the open water for them. I've gotten some nice slab crappies fishing from the docks. And once a guy ice fishing next to me said he had gotten 10 cigar walleyes ice fishing one day in the week prior. I'd guess there should be some incidental pike and cats available too.


Nice fish. Stupid question, but where do you launch your kayak in the harbor? Didn't know you could do that.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby RonG » Feb Tue 06, 2018 1:41 pm

KankRat wrote:Nice fish. Stupid question, but where do you launch your kayak in the harbor? Didn't know you could do that.


I've spent too many hours biking and scouting the lakefront looking for launch spots to give them all up publicly on the WWW, but there are a few spots there were the wall is low enough to launch.
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Postby KankRat » Feb Tue 06, 2018 1:47 pm

RonG wrote:
KankRat wrote:Nice fish. Stupid question, but where do you launch your kayak in the harbor? Didn't know you could do that.


I've spent too many hours biking and scouting the lakefront looking for launch spots to give them all up publicly on the WWW, but there are a few spots there were the wall is low enough to launch.


understandable.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby RonG » Feb Tue 06, 2018 1:50 pm

KankRat wrote:
RonG wrote:
KankRat wrote:Nice fish. Stupid question, but where do you launch your kayak in the harbor? Didn't know you could do that.


I've spent too many hours biking and scouting the lakefront looking for launch spots to give them all up publicly on the WWW, but there are a few spots there were the wall is low enough to launch.


understandable.


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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby Rambler » Feb Tue 06, 2018 2:57 pm

Fantastic shot. All you need to see to understand what a beautiful city Chicago is.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby KankRat » Feb Tue 06, 2018 7:28 pm

Hopefully I haven't posted this one before. I shot this in Cal Park on 95th street. Never fished there. I had a cool winter cell phone shot- with my iPhone 4s . Unfortunately I can't find it. The pic or the phone.
This one was with the Nikon D200, a very expensive camera in '05. Cheap in '12 when I got it. I think they were like $1500 for the body alone, maybe more. I paid like $150. Build quality was spectacular and the mirror really felt well dampened.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby KankRat » Feb Tue 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Another old one.ImageChicago Skyline 1 by Mark Kasick, on Flickr
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby RonG » Feb Tue 06, 2018 8:55 pm

A couple more stunning photos.! :thumbup:

All three are waters I've traveled with my kayak and have published kayak fishing vids from all three spots. I haven't been on the big lake in a few years and am living good memories through your pics. :mrgreen:
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Postby Woohoodude11 » Feb Tue 06, 2018 10:26 pm

The color in that skyline shot is is incredible.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby HEDDONFROG » Feb Wed 07, 2018 12:38 am

Woohoodude11 wrote:The color in that skyline shot is is incredible.


Agreed. Definitely suitable for framing
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby KankRat » Feb Wed 07, 2018 8:36 am

HEDDONFROG wrote:
Woohoodude11 wrote:The color in that skyline shot is is incredible.


Agreed. Definitely suitable for framing


Thanks. Very cold, dry night. No water in the atmosphere. I think that's why so saturated.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Feb Wed 07, 2018 8:50 am

Some great pictures as always. That last skyline shot is stunning.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby Phil6 » Feb Wed 07, 2018 9:22 am

Love the sunset photo, looks very dystopian
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby JB » Feb Wed 07, 2018 9:38 am

Great photos! You’ve got the camera eye!
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby Rich D » Feb Thu 15, 2018 1:16 pm

A little late on this one perhaps Mark, but a buddy of mine has been photographing a snowy owl during the day at Burnham over the past couple of weeks.

Seems to like sitting atop some of the old wooden posts right on the water behind McCormick.
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Postby KankRat » Feb Thu 15, 2018 1:58 pm

Rich D wrote:A little late on this one perhaps Mark, but a buddy of mine has been photographing a snowy owl during the day at Burnham over the past couple of weeks.

Seems to like sitting atop some of the old wooden posts right on the water behind McCormick.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep a look out.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby bapentec » Feb Sat 17, 2018 12:25 am

Your shots are amazing man. Thank you for sharing them! Made my day.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby Rambler » Feb Sat 17, 2018 7:43 am

I've got some shots of Burnham too. They remind me of the conversation between JFK and John Glen just after Glen came back from orbit.

Glen told Kennedy he took pictures of the earth while he was in space. Kennedy asked, "How'd they come out?" Glen said, "Not so good - somebody moved."

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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby vman01 » Feb Sat 17, 2018 11:17 am

Rambler,
Now that is funny and looks like some of my work.
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Re: Burnham Harbor

Postby badger75 » Feb Tue 20, 2018 11:20 am

Terrific shots and I love the composition. Very good eye appeal.
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