Sewer repair at night

Always on the lookout for an interesting photo opportunity … or constantly evaluating what I see in terms of creating an interesting image … Dorothy and I were watching a crew from the¬†Buffalo Grove Public Works Department handling a sewer repair at night. The sun was setting late as we just passed the summer solstice and there was a dramatic sky due largely to a storm formation that was expected to pass through our area.

The combination of the red sky and the contrast of the dark street being illuminated by the work lights that were spotlighting the sewer vac (not often considered when speaking in circles about dramatic photographic subjects …) led to this quick and crude image of the scene.

sewer vac at night
Repairing a sewer line at night with a storm looming. Larry Shapiro photo