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Sweet Home Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago
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Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 120] (585)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-09-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8, Heliopan UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/3 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): City of Blinding Lights [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-03 15:19
Viewed: 2190
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is what you see from the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower viewing the northeast side of Chicago from the west side of the city at night. Pretty much you can see part of the loop (downtown) on the immediate foreground and in the far left is the John Hancock Tower on the magnificent mile.

You've probably seen the color version of this at TrekEarth ... this one though is a highly processed version to get that sort of negative effect: desaturation, tweaking the color balance (red/yellow), saturation, desaturation again, levels and selective color, all done in new adjustment layers.

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  • Great 
  • aran Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 123 W: 21 N: 19] (396)
  • [2005-10-03 15:24]

Hi, I like the result very much, very artistic game of lights.

  • Great 
  • lol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 63 W: 10 N: 3] (434)
  • [2005-10-03 15:30]

Hi Ken,
Fantastic night picture, great light !
See you soon.

Love the colour effect which you have applied to this very creative version of the picture Love the original too thanks for sharing


Beautiful image impressive by the sense of greatness and the magic of light and dark..

Very nice effect - a "different" B&W. Congratulations

Very good night shot, Ken! The composition is very dynamic. I like the very dark background, as if Chicago was just a big space station! Good work!

Nice capture, your sense of light is amazing as you have been able to create a drama in this image.
The sepia tone gives a warmth to the whole atmosphere. Overall nice work.

You show the city so crisp!! I like that impressive game of light! the density of that city is a great contrast with that dark sky!

  • Great 
  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-10-04 4:07]

Very nice work, Ken. Beautiful capture of a night view. The colors are great. Love it.

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