One of the greatest pleasures of our lives — one that contributed to my taking up photography as seriously as I have — is the fact that for six months each year, we get to witness the sun rise in the morning over Lake Michigan and set in the evening over Chicago's western suburbs from our living room. How does that work? Our south-facing 30th floor apartment is in a line that extends several feet from the side of the building. As a result, we have a panoramic view across the southern end of the lake, the downtown skyline and the western horizon. As this display shows, I've tried to take the fullest advantage of this unique situation before the sun moves north of the building for the spring and summer. And when it does... I can always go to the building''s roof deck 41 stories above the ground.