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Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Apr 6, 2004
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2004

Ferris Wheel, Navy Pier, Chicago

The Navy Pier was a real pier used for shipping and entertainment up to the 1960s. It juts out into Lake Michigan and fell into disrepair in the 70s and the 80s. In the 90s, it was converted into a shopping/entertainment/exhibition/recreation complex. It is now a major tourist destination, attracting about 8 million visitors annually.

This 150 foot Ferris Wheel is the Navy Pier's most visible attraction. That's equivalent to a three-storey building. It is a model of the first Ferris wheel which was exhibited in the World Colombian Exposition of 1893. This present wheel has 40 gondolas seating six passengers each. Its 40 spokes spanning about 140 feet in diameter are illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights during the evening.

When you're on the top of the wheel, your view of Chicago's skyline and lakefront is just breathtaking.


Tech: The Ferris wheel was shot with the D70's night setting, the picture was then subjected to cropping, resizing, autolevels and unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 283
Avg (all users): 6.1221
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
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Avg (non-participants): 6.2574
Views since voting: 1045
Votes: 262
Comments: 15
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04/12/2004 03:56:55 AM
excell pattern
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04/10/2004 10:57:11 PM
it's a nice one, but i think i would have liked her better if it was not in motion...
try a more inventive title
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04/10/2004 07:03:45 PM
Nice. Like the composition.
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04/09/2004 03:57:48 PM
Not sure about the title - the image doesn't really convey any sort of movement. But i like the photo - nice and sharp, and the colours against the dark sky are very striking. Interesting crop too.
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04/09/2004 03:32:35 PM
Very graphic and interesting pattern. The colors also jumps out at you.
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04/08/2004 04:49:26 AM
MARVELOUS
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04/08/2004 04:45:31 AM
Picture is good, but I miss the title in the picture, where is the motion ?
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04/07/2004 11:09:56 PM
no wheel
04/07/2004 09:24:25 PM
Arresting.
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04/07/2004 03:12:19 PM
I'm guessing ferris wheel on this, can't tell clearly. If you were doing motion, give it a slightly longer exposure, as the only things seeming to move (barely) are the lights, which detracts from the photo.
04/07/2004 02:09:39 PM
A wheel is a wheel! But this is beautiful! Good work
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04/07/2004 01:14:06 PM
well done.
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04/07/2004 09:50:38 AM
Composition works very well. Colors nice against dark background.
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04/07/2004 09:12:54 AM
This is a picture for those who are young at heart! Makes me smile, always love the fair. 10
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04/07/2004 04:46:51 AM
Nice shot, imaginative composition. I'd have liked to see more clarity in the lights.
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