People run toward shelter during an unexpected summer rainstorm in Chicago in a picture submitted this month to National Geographic's My Shot.
The large body of Lake Michigan tends to moderate temperatures in Chicago, causing relatively cooler summers and warmer winters. The lake also tends to increase cloudiness in the area but suppress summer precipitation, according to the Illinois State Climatologist Office.
Why We Love It
"This is a moment we all have experienced. However, the overall tone of this image, along with the hazy buildings in the distance, create a filmy feeling. Are those two people running to a shelter, or toward another space?"—Echo Xie, photo intern
"The light and subject matter give this photo a cinematic feel. The viewer can interpret this image multiple ways and make up their own endings."—Monica Corcoran, senior photo editor
"It's also nice to see a square frame used to full effect—there's something interesting to examine in each corner of this composition."—Chris Combs, news photo editor
"The calming color palette fills this scene, conveying the thick, warm summer night the couple is splashing through."—Sarah Polger, senior photo editor