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On the roof of The Hardrock Hotel



Rain and fog covers the city of Chicago.

Rain and fog covers the city of Chicago.
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26 Comments | Report
FlorendoStudioArts
 
FlorendoStudioArts January 20, 2017
Very nice comp and editing!
Timestr3tch PRO
 
Timestr3tch February 02, 2017
Thank you!
Timestr3tch PRO
 
Timestr3tch March 01, 2017
Thanks!
KatsmithNZ
 
KatsmithNZ March 04, 2017
very crisp and clear, since you say it was raining and foggy! what settings did you have the camera on?
sitanshubhunia
 
sitanshubhunia May 21, 2017
lovely
JohnCookPhotography PRO+
 
JohnCookPhotography June 15, 2017
Great capture
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd August 02, 2017
Nice capture!
lynndeniseadkins
 
lynndeniseadkins August 16, 2017
Great shot !
cuaya3
 
cuaya3 September 14, 2017
Amazing angle
KingsleyH
 
KingsleyH December 17, 2017
This looks amazing
darrendixon
 
darrendixon March 02, 2018
Would you mind sharing your settings on this photo?
kimayers PRO+
 
kimayers March 31, 2018
Breathtaking!!! I feel as if I could look through the window office building
fabiolapardo
 
fabiolapardo May 11, 2018
Impressive📸📸
West_H PRO+
 
West_H July 31, 2018
This makes my hometown look good!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 06, 2018
Great shot
gldosa PRO+
 
gldosa March 07, 2019
Definitely a poster shot. Congrats.
DanielleVernetLeleu
 
DanielleVernetLeleu March 08, 2019
Magnifique photo ! amazing !
Angel1957
 
Angel1957 March 08, 2019
I think we were in the same hotel room! LOL! (Hard rock cafe hotel in chicago??)
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry March 12, 2019
Excellent capture..
jamesligon PRO
 
jamesligon March 21, 2019
Wow!
Happy_Hippy PRO+
 
Happy_Hippy October 22, 2019
great shot
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock Jan 07
Love that POV and the changes in the light....awesome!
monishamenon PRO+
 
monishamenon Jan 07
Golden and gorgeous very inspiring
sandrarust PRO+
 
sandrarust Jan 07
Amazing shot from the roof here
davidthibaudeau PRO+
 
Beautiful shot...
cindycooperhouser PRO
 
Excellent shot of the city, very crisp and sharp photo!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken from the roof of the old Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. To get up there you had to be invited by one of the managers through Instagram or via email. This was my first visit up there and one of the most memorable ones.
Time
This was taken just after sunset had finished.
Lighting
This was a tricky shot that I didn't think would turn out as cool as it did. The sunset was blocked out by a storm and by the time night came, the sky was filled with rain. I not only thought I was going to ruin my camera with rain but also thought that any photo I took would have some blur or distortion from all the rain. It wasn't until I started editing this photo that I realized how cool it turned out.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D750, Tamron 15-30 2.8, and a Manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
Just living in the moment and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes to me. earlier that day I had no idea I would be up on the roof of this building in the middle of a rainstorm, but I met the right people and was lucky enough that they had an extra opening on the tour that would go up for sunset.
Editing
Of course! I love Photoshop. I first ran it through Lightroom to adjust the overall color and lighting. After exporting into Photoshop, I fine-tuned the contrast, colors, vignettes, and finished with sharpening and spot removal.
In my camera bag
I always have my D750, Tamron 15-30 2.8, Tamron 70-200 2.8, Nikkor 50mm 1.8G, and Mavic Pro.
Feedback
You can no longer get on this rooftop unfortunately but there are many others in Chicago that have a similar view. My advice would be to never lose hope on the photos you're taking regardless of how you think they'll turn out. I thought this photo would be ruined by the large amount of rain that was present. In the end, everything turned out much better than I expected.

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