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A Flight Risk......Take Two

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

My return visit to the Chicago Cultural Center. The Center was originally built as the City of Chicago's Main Branch of the Public Library until the Harold Washington Library was opened in October of 1991.

Returning to the Chicago Cultural Center ALWAYS reveals new "finds" I've never seen before. This time I had with me in tow my new wide-angle lens which was put to good use when capturing the Tiffany dome not only in the Preston Bradley Hall seen beyond the three archways, but the GAR Memorial Hall as well. The intricate mosaics that are seen throughout are truly impressive.

A night and day difference can be seen between this capture with my DSLR camera and my point and shoot camera capture from last year here.

Photo taken February 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 5 seconds F/22.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I can see I have to get to Chicago. That is a gorgeous shot.

9 Feb 2010 5:44am

Luc from Portland OR, United States

Very nice shot and interior...I love the color palette !

9 Feb 2010 6:37am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a difference between the two photos.. this one is amazing with full of character..

9 Feb 2010 8:29am

Florence from Paris, France

Almost a middle east style here, enhanced by your PP. Colors radiate.

9 Feb 2010 9:27am

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

great lighting wonderfull colors

9 Feb 2010 9:51am

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull architecture and ambiance

9 Feb 2010 11:02am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful image very successful,splendid bravo!

9 Feb 2010 1:34pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great photo. I like the wide angle approach. Comparing last year's and this one, I see differences in processing, too. This has that good old HDR look. Yes? I like.

9 Feb 2010 1:36pm

marc from Granby, Canada

" wonderful " it look like an interesting place nice HDR.......

9 Feb 2010 2:10pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful :)

9 Feb 2010 3:30pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great compo and processing !

9 Feb 2010 3:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful architecture. Excellent POV.

9 Feb 2010 3:56pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

One of your best ever Steve, the tones. textures, and colours are great. Was this from a single shot or multiples?

9 Feb 2010 3:58pm

@Curly: Single.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very festive architecture, could be also an opera house! :-)
Congrats on your new lens! It's fun, isn't it!

9 Feb 2010 4:37pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Nice tray

9 Feb 2010 9:29pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

That dome is outstanding, perfect subject for HDR.

9 Feb 2010 11:51pm

@Ralph Jones: Which you recall was done here. :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is truly gorgeous! The colors are incredible. I love these old public buildings that were built with such care and concern for aesthetics.

9 Feb 2010 11:58pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

It looks like a bit more than just a camera change. This is lovely.. is this how they light it up or did you tinker?

10 Feb 2010 2:59am

@Self-Indulgence: The Tiffany chandeliers really warm up the space.

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

Impressive work on this one. I really like it.
Good processing.

12 Feb 2010 5:46pm