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City of Big Shoulders



Chicago Board of Trade flanked by the LaSalle Bank and Federal Reserve buildings.

Chicago Board of Trade flanked by the LaSalle Bank and Federal Reserve buildings.
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Celtic
 
Celtic March 24, 2013
very cool :)
ArtGirl PRO
 
ArtGirl March 24, 2013
One of the best ever!
FredGramoso PRO+
 
FredGramoso September 18, 2013
Excellent! The tones are beautiful :)
Eeshwar
 
Eeshwar September 19, 2013
The best
johngreene
 
johngreene September 19, 2013
Beautiful!
michmcbowen PRO
 
michmcbowen September 19, 2013
Wicked capture!!! Congrats on being featured!!!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke September 19, 2013
Congrats!
kasper PRO
 
kasper September 19, 2013
Congratulations. Great shot.
frankcfc1
 
frankcfc1 September 19, 2013
Great shot.
bbranyon
 
bbranyon September 19, 2013
Great photo!
catini
 
catini September 19, 2013
Great fisheye and treatment, congrats on your feature!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 19, 2013
Fabulous HDR image taken from a great perspective. Congratulations.
diporzio
 
diporzio September 19, 2013
beautiful "syncretism" for a fantastic city
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 September 19, 2013
Terrific capture, love the fisheye...Congrats on feature
debhall PRO+
 
debhall September 19, 2013
Stunning Shot! Congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 19, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar September 19, 2013
beautiful! congrats
bhaguchou
 
bhaguchou September 19, 2013
Wow!!amazing!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade September 19, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my work
deangelisrmarshall
 
deangelisrmarshall September 19, 2013
very large and big
san_bec
 
san_bec September 19, 2013
Ultimate use of Wide angle lens in a low light condition! Appreciate!
Monty
 
Monty September 19, 2013
Fantastic shot. Congrats on the feature.
Redcow
 
Redcow September 19, 2013
That is beautiful!
HectorRivera PRO
 
HectorRivera September 19, 2013
Excellent POV and lighting
nihilistmia
 
nihilistmia September 19, 2013
brilliant capture, congrats on the feature
AK_Swathi
 
AK_Swathi September 19, 2013
Great capture.
al d best.
djensen PRO
 
djensen September 19, 2013
Awesome work, congrats on the feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet September 19, 2013
nice job,congrats
juliebowser
 
juliebowser September 19, 2013
Congratulations :)
JoanieP Premium
 
JoanieP September 19, 2013
Outstanding capture , congrats.
LCmyers
 
LCmyers September 19, 2013
Sweet home Chicago!
terrycharbeneau
 
terrycharbeneau September 19, 2013
Congrats on your feature.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud September 19, 2013
WOW, Awesome! Congrats on your Feature!
Rafal_Antoniuk
 
Rafal_Antoniuk September 20, 2013
Stunning work!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter September 20, 2013
Great shot. Congrats. - Jake
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 22, 2013
Great shot and really cool edit! Congrats!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita September 23, 2013
superb. Love the fisheye effect for this one
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr September 23, 2013
Awesome Shot, Congratulations on your Feature..:~)
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw December 03, 2013
love the fisheye on this shot
anastasiapavlou
 
anastasiapavlou February 06, 2014
Wow!! Excellent photography.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 17, 2014
SPECTACULAR!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist!:)
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 17, 2014
fantastic capture, congrats
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer March 18, 2014
This is a fantastic image!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 24, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
diporzio
 
diporzio April 03, 2014
Congratulations on your well deserved Contest recognition
Timbo
 
Timbo June 05, 2014
Very impressive.....
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 26, 2014
wonderful shot !
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC February 01, 2015
Wow! please add this photo to the Night Mega Complex Photo Challenge, thanks! :-)
Cut & paste link: http://www.viewbug.com/challenge/night-mega-complex-photo-challenge-by-alanc
CherylG
 
CherylG February 22, 2015
Fantastic work!! Congratulations!!
Julia7955
 
Julia7955 February 22, 2015
This is amazing..
IrinaPhotography PRO+
 
IrinaPhotography March 05, 2015
Incredible execution and prospective!
Kim_George_Brown PRO
 
Kim_George_Brown March 05, 2015
Amazing what a change a little lens distortion can do to a photo.
lynnkirchhoff
 
lynnkirchhoff November 11, 2015
Amazing shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Downtown Chicago, IL
Time
9:30 PM on a late February Evening.
Lighting
The lighting in the "Financial Canyon" of the Loop is amazing. The street lights at this section of LaSalle St. are a nice yellow incandescent that give the limestone masonry of the buildings a nice warm glow.
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye
Inspiration
The Chicago Board of Trade building in the center of the photo is indicative of the Chicago Art Deco style, built in 1930. The buildings to the left and right are the Continental Building and Chicago Federal Reserve respectively. Both of these buildings are identical in structure. I felt a fisheye capture would reinforce the nickname "City of Big Shoulders" that Chicago has.
Editing
Very little post, just bringing up the saturation of the colors.
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
Shoot wide angle or fisheye to capture the full might of buildings like this. I also wanted to make sure the statue of Ceres at the top of the Board of Trade was visible. A tripod is a must for a long exposure like this. My camera settings were: ISO-200, f/16, 16mm, 6 seconds.

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