I was introduced to this spot by my friend, Dave Lundstrom. (I met him through The Arcanum, btw and he’s a real good photographer. He’s only just beginning to share his work publicly via 500px.)
He showed me this spot which was at the intersection of Stetson and Lake in Chicago. I didn’t think that there were many places in Chicago where you could see the sun set on the tracks until he showed me this spot the day before.
I was using for the first time that weekend my 70-210 mm f/4 “beercan” Minolta lens as a kind of landscape lens. And on this day I discovered that his an amazing lens flare! As you can see here the sun was peeking through the clouds and I felt very lucky that this lens flare appeared exactly this way as sunset was finishing.
When I was shooting this there was a gentleman from Scottland observing this “henge” and he couldn’t help but compare to the actual “Stonehenge” alignment. He said that Stonehenge has a religious experience where this was not. Hey, we know it’s not but it still only happens twice a year when it’s good weather. We’ll take it!