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Mark Hersch Photographs the Chicago Skyline Reflecting on Lake Michigan. The photo is absolutely stunning!


Mark Hersch, an amateur photographer, captured with an iPhone the most amazing scene of Chicago skyline from his seat in an airplane. The photo shows the City of Chicago nestled in the clouds and reflecting its famous skyline on Lake Michigan. Indeed, it is stunningly beautiful.

Hersch took the picture while the plane was making a sharp turn for its final approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.



Photo by Mark Hersch - Chicago Skyline reflected on Lake Michigan.
Chicago Skyline reflected on Lake Michigan

 Photo by Mark Hersch 



In an interview with Daily Mail, this is what he had to say:

“I was flying home to Chicago from a business trip recently. It was a cloudy day, late in the afternoon. We were flying eastbound, made a pass by O’Hare International Airport, then made a sweeping 180-degree left turn over Lake Michigan for our final westward approach into the airport.”

“I looked down and through a narrow break in the clouds, I saw the shadow of the Chicago skyline projecting onto the lake. Oddly enough, I am a very frequent flyer and almost always sit in an aisle set, but on this flight there were only window seats available.”

“I grabbed my iPhone and snapped off a single shot, hoping I captured the scene. When I got home I opened the photo on my computer. Not only was I amazed at the shot, but I noticed I also captured another plane on a parallel approach – which you can see if you look closely at the clouds above the skyline in the centre of the image.”

“My only regret is that the image is not as sharp as I would like; it’s merely an iPhone capture, after all. Ironically, I am an avid amateur photography enthusiast, with some pretty expensive pro equipment.”


Source: Daily Mail




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