Continuing north on Rt. 41 from yesterday’s post, we drove by a huge open area, normally dry, purchased by the Forest Preserve District and reclaimed from development, and returned to wetlands.
By the looks of the feature photo, that happened just in time!
The hardest thing in taking photos of the flood was to make them interesting, not just “oh look, water!”
The polarizer did help, allowing me the option of reflections or brown water.
Still, it was a challenge!
I took a lot of panoramics (love that setting!), but I didn’t really like how a lot of them came out. I may post one tomorrow.
We got to the Wadsworth Road bridge, where there is a canoe launch area and a spur of the Des Plaines River Trail.
When you head down the path, you are greeted by this:
The path itself was totally flooded.
A long way to go!
I’m not sure which I like better. I was going for an Ansel Adams vibe in the monochrome, and maybe hit it a little.
Tomorrow – one last stop!