Footprints can be seen along the ice covered shore as the reflection of the skyline can be seen on the surface of Lake Michigan In Chicago where temperatures have dropped well below freezing. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)

Swimming weather

I got hired today to take some photos of Chicago stuck in our seasonal deep freeze. For my friends in the west, its been around 10-degrees, which I am sure seems frightening to you. To my friends in the Midwest, its just another day in Paradise 😉

The image above is my favorite from today. I didn’t see this image at first as I was drawn to the juxtaposition of the iced over ladder and the city skyline. While I look confused at the footprints headed towards the water, I noticed the reflection.

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez heads back to the dugout after being called out in the seventh inning while playing the Chicago White Sox in their American League MLB baseball game in Chicago, August 7, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)

Covering A-Rod And A Little Baseball In Between

For the last three days I have been covering Alex Rodriguez and the Yankkees White Sox games. Covering every move while he was at bat or about to be at bat led to some odd moments. Like last night, when A-Rod was on deck and Ichiro Suzuki was at bat. Normally I would just be shooting Suzuki, but instead I had to keep an eye on Rodriquez hoping he would pass by a guy with a “Free A-Rod” shirt, in between each of the Japanese stars swings.