Don’t just hear about this cool new array of lights at the CBG. Get up there. Tickets are timed in 15 minute intervals and they will let you in after the time, not before it. The entire walking path is something around 1.5 miles so think about the ages of the kids before booking the tickets. The route takes you back into the Regenstein Center for a chance to buy some food and drinks while you’re both resting up and warming up. Call the garden or visit chicagobotanic.org for tickets. It’s certainly worth it.
No tripods/monopods allowed in Lightscape, so bring your fastest lens and dial up the ISO. I used my cat and dog birthday present lens for this shot. Camera settings were: 28mm, f1.4 @ 1/400th, WB Sun, e/v +.67, ISO 1600.