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Chicago Skyline shot from the Adler planetarium.

Chicago Skyline shot from the Adler planetarium.
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74 Comments | Report
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit February 24, 2013
Nicely done!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 24, 2013
Fabulous shot with lovely colors & reflections. Congratulations on being featured.
markcoleman
 
markcoleman March 24, 2013
Great night shot!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 24, 2013
Beautiful work, congrats on your feature. - Jake
catini
 
catini March 24, 2013
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
murphey PRO
 
murphey March 24, 2013
Breathtaking View ! ( congrats )
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea March 24, 2013
Great shot...congratulations on winning Feature.
mailsmc
 
mailsmc March 24, 2013
Awesome shot! Congrats on your feature!
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 March 24, 2013
Gorgeous!! Congrats on Feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 24, 2013
great shot
Coomanator
 
Coomanator March 24, 2013
Awesome shot of Chicago. Congratulations on the "Feature".
zyxwv
 
zyxwv March 24, 2013
Wow awesome you nailed this congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 24, 2013
Beautiful work.Congrats!
kittylegs
 
kittylegs March 24, 2013
nice, congrats on your feature
stillmovingphotographs
 
stillmovingphotographs March 24, 2013
great shot
Brun0
 
Brun0 March 24, 2013
very nice capture, congrats.
jej621 PRO
 
jej621 March 24, 2013
Beautiful capture, Congratulations!!
Jewel
 
Jewel March 24, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations on your feature!
Inmar
 
Inmar March 24, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats on feature!
Tkay
 
Tkay March 24, 2013
Beautiful colors! Congrats!
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie March 24, 2013
GORGEOUS! CONGRATS!
srimanta
 
srimanta March 24, 2013
excellent......... like it........
lisawiza
 
lisawiza March 24, 2013
beautiful clarity ..love the reflection..
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 March 24, 2013
Nice Shot.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud March 24, 2013
Wow, color, color, color!!! Great image. Congratulations on your Feature!
saibalkumarghosh
 
saibalkumarghosh March 24, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats on the feature!
JPatterson
 
JPatterson March 24, 2013
Superb skyline capture !
robjac85 PRO+
 
robjac85 March 24, 2013
Absolutely stunning shot. Congrats.
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY March 24, 2013
beautiful..congrats
Mark7D
 
Mark7D March 24, 2013
great shot...well done :O)
sammihartzell
 
sammihartzell March 24, 2013
awesome colors! congrats!!
ArtGirl PRO
 
ArtGirl March 24, 2013
Fantastic!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 24, 2013
Stunning! Congrats!
photosue50
 
photosue50 March 24, 2013
BeaatifulM!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates March 24, 2013
Lovely capture, great colors! Congrats!
mepartyka
 
mepartyka March 24, 2013
great shot!
critter PRO+
 
critter March 24, 2013
Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement.
Thimbee
 
Thimbee March 24, 2013
terrific capture. Congrats!
DavidFreire
 
DavidFreire March 24, 2013
Gorgeous
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule March 24, 2013
Beautiful!
princessdi6305 PRO+
 
princessdi6305 March 24, 2013
Stunning congratulations on your feature!!!
princessdi6305 PRO+
 
princessdi6305 March 24, 2013
Stunning congratulations on your feature!!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 25, 2013
Amazing vibrant city image, beautiful colours, congratulations on your feature
Duff
 
Duff March 25, 2013
Phenomenal Capture! Love This! Congratulations on your Feature!!
Carli
 
Carli March 25, 2013
gorgeous shot, congrats :D
rahunish
 
rahunish March 25, 2013
congrats. very nice
saullevinson
 
saullevinson March 25, 2013
Great shot!
rachmatsaputrachaniago
 
rachmatsaputrachaniago March 26, 2013
superb reflection, colour full.
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions March 26, 2013
congrats
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway March 26, 2013
Congrats on award beautifully captured
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry March 26, 2013
Stunning photo
celticcharm PRO
 
celticcharm March 26, 2013
incredible
amytychx
 
amytychx March 28, 2013
Oooh, very cool. Like a rainbow in the city.
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin March 28, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 29, 2013
Congrats, fantastic capture. Please check out my pictures if you get a chance.
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac March 30, 2013
Congrats, fantastic capture.
BillSepik
 
BillSepik March 31, 2013
The color of the reflections make this one of my favorites, great capture.
miltongomes
 
miltongomes April 06, 2013
Wonderful, marvelous, cute picture. In all my tries to get a beautiful picture like that, I never get a good one like you did. If you would like to see your photography printed in a magazine in Brazil and have the chance to win prizes, visit www.showyourclick.com. The site is under construction but you can see how it will works. Tell this to your friends.
goober20101
 
goober20101 July 02, 2013
fantastic shot
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Nice work
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles July 22, 2013
Absolutely stunning!!!
chatterboxchris
 
chatterboxchris August 21, 2013
Wow sweet as pie.
CherylG
 
CherylG August 21, 2013
I love the reflection colors in the water! Very beautiful!
bhaguchou
 
bhaguchou September 19, 2013
Beautiful!!
Christopher-Michael
 
Christopher-Michael November 04, 2013
Beautiful!
Valdemar
 
Valdemar March 27, 2014
wow
lucyallison Premium
 
lucyallison May 18, 2014
awesome, you got my vote!
Earnistina PRO
 
Earnistina September 28, 2014
Love your photos of Chicago. Brings back memories.
inesgardea PRO+
 
inesgardea June 05, 2015
I'm from The Windy City & I love this foto. Good capture
johnrabbit PRO
 
johnrabbit June 10, 2015
Great shot. Nicely done. You gotta love "blue hour".
lynnkirchhoff
 
lynnkirchhoff June 25, 2015
Excellent shot, Critter!
innafangel
 
innafangel January 26, 2016
Beautiful work, great composition :-)
debrasmatthews PRO+
 
debrasmatthews January 28, 2016
You haven't posted for a while and your photos are SO good! What have you been shooting lately?
jackkcookson
 
jackkcookson January 28, 2016
Great Shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Chicago, IL from the Adler Planetarium
Time
8:30 PM on a late June evening
Lighting
This was taken at the tail end of the Blue Hour to capture a hint of blue in the sky instead of the normal grey or orange of most night shots.
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Inspiration
I've always wanted to capture a nice skyline photo of Chicago. I also wanted to try my hand at HDR. This seemed like a perfect opportunity for both.
Editing
I took three exposures and merged them using Photomatix Pro 4.
In my camera bag
Nikon Full Frame DSLR, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 24-70mm f/2,8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, and Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye.
Feedback
A tripod is essential for a long exposure like this. HDR is also essential to bring out all the colors in the skyline and reflections on the water. The best time is during the Blue Hour to get a hint of blue in the sky.

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