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The Citadel
The Citadel

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Challenge: Architecture IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-T10
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Canon
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: Jan 29, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2008

These are the Marina City apartments on the Chicago River. This view is from the north side of the river, shot just across the street from the House of Blues, the top of which can be seen in the lower left quadrant.

Was a crappy, rainy day with low misty clouds, which made everything dreary looking and provided no sky detail at all. Decided to blow the sky completely out and try to fill up the frame with as much building details as I could. Not ideal, but I like the effect. I'm guess that the lack of sky detail kills this score-wise.

Post: crop, B&W conversion w/Channel Mixer, Contrast/Lightness adjustment, frame, Neat Image, USM, resize, USM, Save for Web

Place: 97 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.5808
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2817
Avg (non-participants): 5.7480
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 198
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 11:22:08 PM
Ah, I have a shot of the bottom of those towers. Such interesting shapes! I like the angle.
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02/05/2008 12:08:15 PM
The building is certainly very interesting. I wonder if there is a way to shoot this structure dead on with no other buildings in the frame? Either way, good eye for detail and perspective. I find the lower right building takes away from an otherwise cool shot.
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02/04/2008 06:47:58 PM
Great angle! It actually makes this building look kinda creepy big brotherish. Love the contrast and texture. Good shot
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02/02/2008 07:47:16 PM
Amazing buildings, imposing, good job.
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01/31/2008 02:37:28 PM
Love Chicago - pioneering use of concrete. Good tones here.
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01/30/2008 03:18:41 PM
I wish you would've left a little detail in the sky but maybe that wasn't possible with this setup. Nice interesting shapes here. -BB
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