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"Go West Young Man #2" - Night Lights

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 October 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

For the first time, I photographed the Chicago skyline from the west. I came across a fellow Flickr member's blog where he identified the Rush Hospital parking garage as an ideal place to capture the skyline from the west.

My intent was to capture the setting sun's warm colors reflecting off of the buildings, which was posted yesterday.

Keeping my camera on the tripod, here was the second photo captured as the sun's warmth disappeared and the night lights were brought up. Note the antennae and other architectural elements that are lighted in pink - done in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Photo captured October 1, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 4/5 seconds F/6.3 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

This is great - with no clouds visible, the focus is entirely on the buildings and their lights!

29 Oct 2010 5:06am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic night shot! Wonderful capture of the lights in the buildings...

29 Oct 2010 5:18am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

stunning, good exsposure

29 Oct 2010 5:19am

tataray from france, France

La luminosité est superbe ...))
Extraordinaire.

29 Oct 2010 8:26am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I like this one too.. lovely city lights.

29 Oct 2010 8:28am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely sun lights reflecting in the glasses. Go West. Yes. It reminds of a song... from the Doors.

Amazing city and city lights.

29 Oct 2010 8:36am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! What a beautiful skyline !!! Have a nice day Steven :)

29 Oct 2010 9:01am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I loved yesterday's and I think I love this one even just a tad more....both views are great - a unique perspective as you discussed yesterday. And this is a perfect time of day, Steven, just light enough and just dark enough...your work is outstanding!

29 Oct 2010 12:30pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Two great shots, but I have to admit that I like this one a little better, I guess the darker sky makes it for me.

29 Oct 2010 2:39pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

excellent city scape as always . I do not know to say anything else of cityscape but only great ;) Sorry !

29 Oct 2010 5:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another beauty. Excellent!

29 Oct 2010 5:43pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Definitely desktop material :-)

29 Oct 2010 5:44pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

So beautiful. This is one of the best photos I've seen of this lovely town. I grew up in Illinois and use to sing in Chicago - It's a beautiful city - but I never remember it looking so beautiful as this! great shot!

30 Oct 2010 4:15am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very fine night photograph

30 Oct 2010 5:11am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice light and beautiful skyline

30 Oct 2010 5:33am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice city scape. Well done with the capture of the sun reflections! Golden light...

30 Oct 2010 9:48am

Antoine from France

Very nice photo. The framing is very good. Good day Steven.

30 Oct 2010 3:22pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Stunning cityscape! beautiful colors and lights! Another wonderful shot and perfectly framed!

31 Oct 2010 4:05am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent exposure and sharpness! the building look really good in the dusk light here - well captured!

31 Oct 2010 4:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This strikes me as the perfect balance of light for such a view - a superb result.

31 Oct 2010 6:15am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Another very nice photo of the skyscrapers, nice composition with very good balance between light and darkness!

31 Oct 2010 10:04am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great capture of that light, good job!

31 Oct 2010 4:22pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Superb night view.
Well done.

1 Nov 2010 11:42am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Perfection! Great pov.

7 Nov 2010 5:32pm