davidvaldez
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marnie333 January 24, 2016
Congrats on the motion in b/w contest finalist win!
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whenjennannesnaps August 21, 2016
I'm a Chicago girl myself...love to see our city in photos. I like what the black and white does to the steel under the el tracks.

Clark and Lake



Long exposure underneath the elevated train in downtown Chicago.
Long exposure underneath the elevated train in downtown Chicago.
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Behind The Lens

Location
Downtown Chicago on the corner of Clark and Lake streets.
Time
early evening, around 9pm.
Lighting
Underneath the "El", it was dark but there was plenty of lighting for a long exposure. Since I couldn't use the trains above, I waited for oncoming traffic to appear.
Equipment
Nikon D7000, Nikon 55-200mm, tripod and remote trigger.
Inspiration
I was hoping to catch a long exposure of the trains above with the skyline as a backdrop. However, the platform shook too much. I was upset because I knew that would be a really cool shot but when I stepped back down off the platform onto the street and saw this, I immediately had my back-up plan.
Editing
Lightroom and Silver Efex
In my camera bag
Nikon 70-300mm and Nikon 50mm f1.8
Feedback
Nighttime long exposures are fairly easy because I can do it :). The trick for me is to use higher f-stops to keep from overexposing the brighter areas. I don't carry a flash which makes me use whatever light is available. Tripod and remote trigger are a must.or the photo will lack sharpness and clarity.

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