It was a windy afternoon in late July when I decided to go for a walk with my camera. One hour turned into two, and then three. Before I knew it, the sun had gone down over the city. As I was walking back to my car, I noticed the sky had taken on these calming blue tones. I decided to set up my camera equipment on a portion of the bike path that juts out over the Rock River. I took some light measurements, adjusted the settings on my camera, and began to make a sixty-second exposure. A warm, derelict gust of wind hit me just as I was finishing the photograph. I checked the LCD screen: Rockford's skyline looked as if it had been wrapped in a blanket of sapphire and cornflower blue. With hints of periwinkle giving the city a warm afterglow, I felt as if the photograph was cool, but not too cool. It was... medium cool.