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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois photographed during the early dusk hours. Panoramic stitching of two photos had to be utilized to capture the entire building. The editing software didn't automatically stitch the building very well without significant blur, so this was achieved by stitching manually.

Photo captured March 2, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/7.1 ISO 100 28 mm

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Kala from United States

This image obviously took a lot of effort to complete. And it was well worth it. Great job.

14 Mar 2011 6:04am

Alun from cheshire,, United Kingdom

really good work, well done

14 Mar 2011 6:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

beautiful panoramic view..

14 Mar 2011 8:46am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning HDR-work on this beautiful panorama.
great job.

14 Mar 2011 8:52am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot and processing. Beautiful.

14 Mar 2011 11:43am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Let me take a guess Steven, you photographed both left and right from exactly the same position, somewhere just to the right of the centre to be exact?
It shows in the flow of the water and the perspective of the building appears to fall away towards the back from a central point. A good tip for this type of shot is to shoot head on directly at right angles to the building from the centre of the left side, then a head on shot from the centre of the right side. Try and keep to around 55mm and make sure of about 15% overlap.
Wondering how you ended up with a loss of saturation on the right hand side too.

14 Mar 2011 1:02pm

@Curly: I totally agree with you, Curly. But the water bisects my path to the spot that I wanted to go to, so I had to settle with capturing from this point. But I was only sooooo close to getting the entire building in on one shot. I can't wait until Summer's arrival and venturing here once again when everything is green and lush. I remember a few years back trying to photograph railroad tracks (for work) and seeing how the straight line soon turned into a smiley face. :-) Interesting about the 55mm suggestion. I'll have to keep that in mind next time. Thank you!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Well since I am not that technically astute, I will simply give my emotional remark which I believe is my strength. Technical issues aside, I am awestruck by the color and beauty of the water as well as the dusk hues. The building must be marvelous to see in person - especiallly at this hour...All in all this is a magical image Steven! Thank You!

14 Mar 2011 2:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Actually, in person I was a bit disheartened to see how much neglect the building has been through. Then again, perhaps it is age rather than neglect given that it was built for the 1893 World's Exposition? Close up you can see where the ionic details on some of the columns are missing. But I was also taken by the golden sunlight myself.

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Nice framing and excellent treatment! Cool composition! cheers!

14 Mar 2011 3:40pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

a really impressive HDR, with shining vivid colours and presented in a clever crop. but - i agree with curly about the "dropping" lines; they do not harm the very positive aspects of the image in a serious way - only a little! ;-)) (maybe distortion correction could have helped?!?)

14 Mar 2011 4:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful architecture. very nice light.

14 Mar 2011 8:13pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Panorama perfect.. wow this is stunning. If your perspective isn't quite right I am sure Curly's idea is probably a better approach.. I would think to get a wider lens or TS haha. The easier way.

14 Mar 2011 8:30pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Pretty darn amazing. I've never tried this but I'm inspired by your work. Perhaps I'll try more technical stuff.

15 Mar 2011 1:58am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nicely put together - one of my favorite Chicago places and memories.

15 Mar 2011 2:57am

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15 Mar 2011 3:19am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like the nice warm colours.

15 Mar 2011 4:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and very impressive building. Nice work on the stitching.

15 Mar 2011 4:39am

tataray from france, France

Tu as véritablement bien réussi ton astuce.
Bravo, pour ce beau panoramique et ses couleurs chaudes.
Bonne journée

15 Mar 2011 8:25am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

well done :)

29 Mar 2011 4:35pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful ! I need to see this next time I'm in the windy city !

1 Apr 2011 7:23am

marc from Granby, Canada

Cool panoramic the point of view is very nice...

5 Apr 2011 5:34pm