#360WinterSolstice: Sunrise & Sunset from the 360 Chicago Observatory

I’ve been lucky to work with 360 Chicago on many occasions this past year, but our winter solstice event, #360WinterSolstice, was definitely memorable. To celebrate the official start of winter (i.e. the shortest day of the year) we teamed-up to host a day-long Instameet. Photographers who were lucky enough to score a ticket had access to the observatory all day – including sunrise. Shooters could come and go as they pleased thanks to a wristband that granted up-and-down privileges. And it was all for free! My gears are already turning for more events in 2017, so stay tuned!

Check out the event’s hashtag feed to see what the attendees captured and shared > #360WinterSolstice

Here are some of my own shots from sunrise and sunset that day:

Shooting the sunrise - #360WinterSolstice


Kristmas Kaleidoscope - #360WinterSolstice


Dawn Breaks - #360WinterSolstice


Along Michigan Avenue - #360WinterSolstice


Sunset on the shortest day of the year - #360WinterSolstice


The North view pre-dawn - #360WinterSolstice


Blue hour - #360WinterSolstice


A beautiful sunrise to kick off winter - #360WinterSolstice


Kaleidoscope - #360WinterSolstice