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Chicago's Financial District

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 September 2010 in Architecture.

LaSalle Street was coined 'The Canyon' due to the tall, steep buildings that lie on both ends of the relatively narrow street. The buildings along the canyon have their faces inward to emphasize the feeling of a canyon. The canyon is in the form of a box canyon and uses the Chicago Board of Trade Building to form an abrupt end. The view from the Chicago Board of Trade Building emphasizes its likeness to a canyon. It is generally not permitted to put signs, banners or other infrastructure that hangs into the canyon.

Photo taken July 2, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/80 second F/11.0 ISO 100 26 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love all the Buildings, cracking shot

13 Sep 2010 5:11am

Antoine from France

Gorgous. Superb photo. Your framing is excellent and the texture is very nice. I like it. Have a lovely day Steven.

13 Sep 2010 6:57am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! This is excellent Steven ! I really like the way the HDR enhanced all the beautiful details here... Worth 5***** for me ! Have a nice day :)

13 Sep 2010 11:14am

missparis from PARIS, France

Génial le traitement, j'adore

13 Sep 2010 1:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific hdr really works with this

13 Sep 2010 3:50pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

hey, nice to see you back AND - WOW , what a shot !!! BRAVO a million stars for all these tiny details and fab processing . very grand return ;))

13 Sep 2010 3:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

correct me if I am wrong , but this one is the best of all your cityscapes . right ???

13 Sep 2010 3:57pm

@MARIANA: As far as a composition that is HDR-processed, I think I might agree. But I am somewhat partial to this one as a non-HDR comp. :-)

marc from Granby, Canada

wonderful detail " wow " nicely done Steven the perspective is stunning very nice shot......

13 Sep 2010 5:46pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wow..Superb shot of these buildings...A canyon indeed..
Your link to Marianna was also an awesome picture..

13 Sep 2010 6:06pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Perfect clarity and actually with your perspective the buildings on the side seem to lean in a little drawing your eye down the street. You must have been crossing the street or stepping into it taking this. That guy crossing with the light looks like he's watching you :)

13 Sep 2010 6:41pm

@Dutçh: Believe it or not, I was in my car stopped at the light. I was heading to the new "eyeball" sculpture that was erected at Van Buren and State Street.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Then your windshield was really clear. I usually end up with.. something on the glass that gets in the photo. I saw the eye recently.. weird. You know.. we need to make something as weird and get payed whatever that person got.. to put it up like that! It's cool in a bizarre way.. but hey I can be bizarre :D

13 Sep 2010 7:42pm

@Dutçh: I actually thought of sticking my camera up through the sunroof, but I KNEW that I would NOT capture what I was hoping for. You bizarre?? NEVAH! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is one five star effort Steve. It's incredibly good, the compo, the POV, and the processing.

13 Sep 2010 9:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

Canyon is what popped into my mind. Very nice shooting PoV.

13 Sep 2010 10:54pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great color saturation.

14 Sep 2010 2:16am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! Beautiful color, processing! Very interesting! Looks like a beautiful painting! Nice work!

14 Sep 2010 3:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I do love these deep perspective views in your big cities.

14 Sep 2010 6:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I wonder if my GPS would work down in that canyon. ;-) This is a lovely view with those golden tones.

15 Sep 2010 9:22pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

'It's a canyon' was my first thought - love this perspective.

16 Sep 2010 3:30pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

superb view, excellently captured and treated!

10 Jan 2011 10:41am