Welcome to AssignmentChicago.com! It seems appropriate that to start a blog in Chicago, to publish a recent skyline picture. I was heading to another assignment when I saw stormclouds and lightning on the horizon. Shooting weather is a question of timing, timing, timing…and location. Sensing something big was about to happen, I decided to drop all my bags and get the camera ready. Although a few thunderbolts materialized, they were too far in the distance to be thought of anything more than a stray hair on my CCD. As clouds began to rotate, I thought for a moment we actually see some kind of funnel cloud. What did materialize was a fascinating beam-me-up-Scotty cloud formation – which left as quickly as it came.