I entitled this the way I did because the point I am at in my life is an old beginning—a new start in an old situation.
In May 2009 I graduated from Northern Illinois and after a year of not finding full-time work, I went to grad school at NIU.
For this post I chose my favorite spot in DeKalb, the campus’s East Lagoon, which just happens to be right outside my back door now. It’s a very scenic spot, arguably the most scenic on campus.
If you get past the fact that Lincoln Highway is about 50 yards from it, its a pretty peaceful spot as well.
The first photo is of Lincoln Highway on a 10-second exposure setting to get the light streaks. The second is of the student center and Altgeld Hall (the castle) from the lagoon’s bench. It was kind of a windy day which made it hard to fully capture the buildings’ reflections off the water as I had intended.
What I like the most about the lagoon is that it was always a quiet spot that me and Jen would just go hang out at and talk for a night when she went to NIU too. I think that emotional connection is one reason I always find myself back there with or without her.
It was nice to finally have the time to go snap a few shots of the area. Since moving back I’ve been meaning to do so but just haven’t. These things happen I guess.
Anyways, hope you enjoy the scenery. I have few more shot posted on my website as well.
© 2010 Jerry Burnes