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Challenge: Serpentine (DPL4 WK3) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2
Location: BP Pedestrian Bridge
Date: Jul 11, 2018
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2018

[Jul. 18th, 2018 04:07:14 PM]

This is the bridge that links Millennium Park to Maggie Daley Park. It is as beautiful as it is inefficient at connecting point A to B. When I thought of it for Serpentine, I was not sure how I was going to get a good shot of it. It is hard to get a good sense of the curves while standing on it. My recent Bridges entry was taken on it:
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I pretty much decided I needed to buy a drone. Then, I decided my wife might not accept "so I can get a good picture for a DPC challenge" to be sufficient justification for the expense. Crazy, I know. Then, I remembered I exercise every morning on the top floor of a building a few blocks from the bridge. So, I stuffed my longest lens in my workout bag, and I got this the next morning.

Here is a cellphone shot from the same spot:
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Place: 9 out of 126
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07/23/2018 11:54:54 AM
Good finish, Mark!

I agree about the crop... Darnsies.
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07/23/2018 11:25:12 AM
I can see why you planned to buy a drone- good thing that you managed to find another solution!
Very nice shot. The bike is an essential element. Congrats on TT
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07/23/2018 12:15:16 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2018 11:52:42 PM
I want to ride that!
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07/21/2018 11:42:03 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Love the view of the bike/walking path feature of this park! Now that is an awesome winding path! Love the colors/tones and architecture of that elevated pathway! Excellent work in capturing a cyclist in the curve to the right for it gives the viewer a sense of scale. I do have one suggestion on how to improve the composition a bit more: crop the bottom just up to where the pathway begins so that it gives the appearance that the elevated path is coming directly out of the bottom right corner.
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07/18/2018 12:52:33 PM
I'm curious where this is.
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