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CTA "L" trains caught during the "Blue Hour".

CTA "L" trains caught during the "Blue Hour".
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39 Comments | Report
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 01, 2013
Wow.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke December 03, 2013
Congrats!
davidrelph
 
davidrelph December 03, 2013
Superb timing and shutter speed
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 03, 2013
Fabulous shot taken from a great perspective. Congratulations.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 December 03, 2013
fantastic capture, congrats
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade December 03, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 03, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats on being Featured!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw December 03, 2013
a very different POV of city life, love this shot
hwishnick PRO+
 
hwishnick December 03, 2013
Fantastic shot. As a train nut in general and a CTA nut in particular. I can really appreciate the shot. Congratulations
Thimbee
 
Thimbee December 03, 2013
So well done! Congrats
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 03, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett December 03, 2013
Great shot, congratulations on your feature.
Slobodan_Blagojevic
 
Slobodan_Blagojevic December 03, 2013
Great point of view and execution!
Douglas_Kelley PRO+
 
Douglas_Kelley December 03, 2013
Great capture love it Congrats
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages December 03, 2013
stunning capture and love the post work too. Congrats on being featured!
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA December 03, 2013
cool shot congrats
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 December 03, 2013
Wonderful perspective and great movement
Jewel
 
Jewel December 03, 2013
Awesome shot! Congratulations on your feature!
markporteous PRO
 
markporteous December 03, 2013
Absolutely superb.
IanDMcGregor
 
IanDMcGregor December 03, 2013
Excellent!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco December 03, 2013
Very nice shot. Congratulations.
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda December 03, 2013
Espectacular
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger December 03, 2013
That is a very cool image!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan December 04, 2013
excellent shot !!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter December 07, 2013
Amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
WayneRoss
 
WayneRoss December 10, 2013
Perfect!
jamesvcase
 
jamesvcase January 18, 2014
another excellent capture.. well done and congrats on yet another win..
lito
 
lito January 18, 2014
Very beautiful shot!
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik March 28, 2014
Excellent capture!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life January 05, 2015
this is absolutely ahhhhsomeee!!! :):)
ExaltedAsh
 
ExaltedAsh January 13, 2015
Absolutely love this shot! Great timing and fantastically sharp, contrasting tones. Well done!
Cla6Ssy0
 
Cla6Ssy0 January 28, 2015
Awesome!!
ishande
 
ishande January 30, 2015
amazing
Bob5253 PRO
 
Bob5253 January 28, 2016
Love the shot!!! Very nice job!
Oziephotographer
 
Oziephotographer March 27, 2016
Great photo.
caramello2015 PRO
 
caramello2015 March 31, 2016
Great photo. Could you please check out my challenge. Thanks. viewbug.com/challenge/buses-trams-and-trains-photo-challenge-by-caramello2015
PetarBphotography PRO+
 
PetarBphotography April 19, 2016
WOW saw this while voting. that is awesome :D
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 April 23, 2016
This looks like downtown Chicago on Lake Street.... Beautiful!!
CireTheMagnificent
 
CireTheMagnificent June 14, 2016
Magnificent capture, congratulations!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Chicago, IL
Time
7:30 PM
Lighting
It was taken during the Blue Hour on a summer night in early July. It gives the photo a nice warm glow to contrast the cold color of the "L" cars.
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon 14-28mm f/2.8
Inspiration
I was on a photo walk with friends in the Loop and we decided to go into a parking garage to take some photos of the "L". The "L" trains are an iconic image of Chicago and I always wanted to tray and capture them during the Blue Hour. I saw that two trains would be passing so I timed it to capture both with a hint of motion blur.
Editing
Just a bit of post processing to make the colors pop.
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
I didn't have a tripod with, was traveling light this evening. Luckily I was able to hold the camera steady on a ledge of the parking garage. The light is awesome during the Blue Hour and is a perfect time to shoot a motion blur like this. My goal was to leave the shutter open long enough to capture motion, and retain some definition of the "L" cars. My camera settings were: ISO-200, f/2.8, 14mm, 1/6 sec.

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