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Chicago Skyline, Plate 1 of 4

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 November 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The first of three plates captured, before stitching all three together into a panoramic skyline, which is the fourth plate. I walked down to the Adler Planetarium (which extends east into Lake Michigan) to get some shots of the planetarium and when I turned around, I was quite astounded! The entire Chicago skyline was staring me right in my face. And what better day filled with blue skies and sunshine. Even after getting a few rounds of photos taken by hand, I felt I needed the extra "security" of having some of these shots captured with the help of a tripod....JUST IN CASE. And to be honest, when I looked at the photos on my computer, I wasn't sure which photos were taken with and without the tripod. Which I guess could be a good thing. Right?

Trying to identify the buildings here, left to right include the 311 South Wacker Building, Sears (Willis) Tower, AT & T Corporate Center, Kluczynski Federal Building, and the CNA Center (red building). The low-rise building in front of/below Sears Tower is the Chicago Hilton Hotel.

UPDATE: I stand corrected. All four plates this week were captured from the Museum Campus. Next week's panoramic shot is from the Adler Planetarium.

Photo taken on September 27, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/200 second F/13.0 ISO 100 40 mm

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zOOm from Paris, France

Really... cubic !

3 Nov 2009 8:27am

Marie from France

jolis, ces immeubles. Bien vu.

3 Nov 2009 8:56am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot.. lovely light and composition.

3 Nov 2009 9:41am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a magnificent skyline.

3 Nov 2009 10:20am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Picture perfect! Awesome!

3 Nov 2009 11:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful high contrast shot.

3 Nov 2009 11:12am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

a great photo. superb contrast, colours and sharpness

3 Nov 2009 1:17pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great cityscape . cool processing

3 Nov 2009 2:16pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

beautiful colors, the sky looks amazing...

3 Nov 2009 2:42pm

Cricket-TammyWarren from somewhere, United States

Amazing definition and crispness to this image. Very engaging image.

3 Nov 2009 4:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a lovely shot. The detail is so crisp and nice. Great work!

3 Nov 2009 5:00pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice shot, I love the sky.

3 Nov 2009 6:49pm

marc from Granby, Canada

crisp clear with a nice point of view, nicely done......

3 Nov 2009 7:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning clarity.

3 Nov 2009 7:07pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Great kick-off to the series - a skyline like this just cries out for that pano you got coming.

3 Nov 2009 7:38pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Beautiful colors and great details. I miss Chicago!

3 Nov 2009 8:32pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great city, great cityscape & skyline!

3 Nov 2009 8:42pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Yes, it's better than yesterday's!

3 Nov 2009 9:33pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Another incredible skyline; great colors, lines, shading. What a sky, too! It rocks!

4 Nov 2009 12:02am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful city view with good rich colours - the building look superb against the deep blue sky - nicely taken!

4 Nov 2009 12:38am

John from Geneva, United States

I'm with Earnest - I like it better than yesterday, mostly beacuse I've seen so many shots of the skyline with the water in the foreground (not to mention my own). It's nice to see Grant Park instead.

4 Nov 2009 1:04am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a lovely skyline with beautiful rich color -- love those fluffy white clouds!

4 Nov 2009 4:26pm

LAE from Chesterton, United States

That is an amazing view from the Planetarium ,but have never have had the luck to have seen it on such a beautiful day as this ! Great Shot !!

3 Sep 2011 3:30am