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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Mar 13, 2008
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

I shot this while on the Hancock building.

Statistics
Place: 284 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.9823
Avg (commenters): 6.8148
Avg (participants): 5.9953
Avg (non-participants): 5.9136
Views since voting: 595
Views during voting: 680
Votes: 509
Comments: 57
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/17/2009 12:20:33 PM
Very nice. I like the BW and the fisheye look. I don't know how you could have avoided it--maybe a crop--but the foreground emphasis on the building lower left makes it a main subject, yet it's the least interesting part of the composition. (Not voting, just commenting.)
03/17/2009 10:50:15 AM
Great capture of the vastness of metropolis, I like the black and white.
03/17/2009 10:39:20 AM
Nice cityscape, would have liked a touch more contrast
03/17/2009 08:38:49 AM
great shot, love the dark black and white conversion!
03/16/2009 10:35:53 PM
Nice exposure.
03/16/2009 09:49:09 PM
Nice Point of View of the Chicago skyline. A bold move to do it in B&W but you did a good job.
03/16/2009 03:46:50 PM
Gorgeous. I'll try not to be too biased, as I love Chicago. :)
03/16/2009 11:37:36 AM
great perspective. don't know if this is a crop or if it is wide as possible, but the building on the left being just a bit chopped off bothers me.
03/16/2009 04:29:49 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. Love cityscapes and this is a keeper!
03/16/2009 12:54:56 AM
Good angle. Well taken.
03/15/2009 10:43:15 PM
I can see why you would choose this as a gem of a photo from your collection.
03/15/2009 09:46:28 PM
Beautiful detail
03/15/2009 08:38:05 PM
Nice city scape
03/15/2009 08:29:40 PM
Great POV
03/15/2009 02:18:01 PM
this is my city:) is this taken form the top of the hancock? i like how the buildings seem tilted towards me
03/15/2009 12:04:07 PM
What a great perspective, I like the B&W.
03/15/2009 11:57:28 AM
Toning really added to this image
03/15/2009 10:17:29 AM
Really nice cityscape
03/15/2009 10:16:22 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
03/15/2009 06:27:11 AM
ok I give 5 ;)
brano
03/15/2009 01:14:46 AM
this is an excellent shot, and nice use of lens distortion to maximize impact, excellent details , 8
03/14/2009 11:41:45 PM
Some very tall buildings. Great clouds.
03/14/2009 11:39:52 PM
I like these POV's of cities but this is all a bit dark
03/14/2009 11:11:43 PM
Some cool 3 point perspective in this shot. CHI-TOWN!
03/14/2009 11:46:27 AM
I like the angle and pov here. It gives a great feeling of depth, height and space. Excellent detail and contrast. 8
03/14/2009 11:45:18 AM
Love the clouds here and it works nicely in B&W :)
03/14/2009 11:42:19 AM
like the B&W...good tones
03/14/2009 07:14:41 AM
What a beautiful view of the city. Nice conversion to B&W.
03/14/2009 06:45:12 AM
This is a really competent city-scape, taken from a great viewpoint. I really like the clouds.
03/13/2009 10:46:43 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1124 images, I gave 31 of them a 9. Your image was one of those 31.

There are a couple of high vantage point cityscapes in this challenge, but this is one of the best. Nice perspective, and the monochrome treatment works well. I would also like to see a nighttime long exposure from this viewpoint!

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
03/13/2009 06:15:30 PM
As if you were looking down from the heavens - great job.
03/13/2009 04:47:25 PM
Amazing wide angle! Very well done!
03/13/2009 02:18:58 PM
Nice skyline shot. The detail looks good and the sky is nice too.
03/13/2009 01:49:35 PM
Great perspective, excellent post processing.
03/13/2009 01:43:17 PM
Majestic view. The b/w really works for this. Great details, depth, and the wide angle adds a quirky "tilt" to all the buildings.
03/13/2009 10:14:48 AM
Lovely perspective, and picturesque clouds.
03/13/2009 01:24:11 AM
Very nice arial shot. The buildings look so long.
03/12/2009 09:42:18 PM
Beautiful
03/12/2009 08:17:22 PM
stunning view - very good bw
03/12/2009 07:58:15 PM
nice city scape, cool in B&W
03/12/2009 07:22:08 PM
Excellent shot. Worthy of a poster. Perhaps a bit more channel tweaking to get the darks to be darker
03/12/2009 06:43:54 PM
Getting dizzy just looking at it. Well Done :)
03/12/2009 06:38:12 PM
Nice arial view. Good detail and lots of interest. Love it in black and white.
03/12/2009 11:40:45 AM
Great shot, love the processing and choice of black/white. Is it from the John Hancock Observatory?
03/12/2009 09:12:25 AM
great black and white landscape, especially with the shoreline framing the left side.
03/12/2009 04:07:47 AM
nice in B&W
03/11/2009 09:48:35 PM
Gorgeous shot.
03/11/2009 07:57:05 PM
Black and white works good here, well done.
03/11/2009 05:34:59 PM
My old apartment is in this photo!
03/11/2009 05:00:34 PM
I just commented on another image which was a very colourful image of NY, composed in much the same way. Your shot, with its black and white finely juxtaposes that shot. Your B&W conversion is really strong here.
03/11/2009 11:40:34 AM
Great capture. I love the black & white. I love the softness of the clouds and smoothness of the shoreline against the sharp focus of the buildings. Time of day has also given some really interesting highlights and shadows. Thanks!
03/11/2009 10:27:24 AM
Cold, stark, Neat mood piece
03/11/2009 10:21:15 AM
Nice and you got the lake front too. I'll be there first of April and hope to get a shot half this nice. Your lens is fine!
03/11/2009 06:49:06 AM
Nic perspective! Great processing with nicely balanced contrast and tonal range. Good luck: 8.
03/11/2009 06:34:32 AM
great point of view and very nice b&w conversion
03/11/2009 01:48:26 AM
I like the perspective and b&w.
03/11/2009 01:16:57 AM
very nice perspective, very well done b&w. very cool.


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