St. Patrick’s Day 2011


For those of y’all who aren’t aware, Chicago has a tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green each year for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m sure the dye is entirely non-hazardous for us and the ecosystem…hopefully.




Photo Information:

Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North Neighborhood
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens (Upper & Middle Photos): Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8
Lens (Lower Photo): Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX
ISO Equivalency: 100 (Upper & Middle Photos); 400 (Lower Photo)
Color Setting: Vivid

Now, I know what y’all’re thinking…isn’t the River usually green(ish), anyways? Well, yes it is…but it isn’t normally this bright a shade of green. Hopefully, the fish don’t mind…OTOH, if there are any fish still living in the River, I suspect they’re pretty well immune to the hazards we humans provide for them via pollution, watercraft, etc. Whatever fish have survived are probably hideously dangerous mutants…

Oh, and happy (belated) St. Patrick’s Day! Despite the fact that it is officially a Roman Catholic feastday and I was raised as a Roman Catholic, I’m sorry to say that the only observance I made for the occasion was to gorge myself on Shamrock Shakes. Hey, I’m not Irish, so I really don’t have any special connection to the day! Er, apart from using it as an excuse to partake of booze on a weekday, that is…


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