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Colors of Spring

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 May 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

With the help of a late afternoon sun, a rainbow of colors brighten the cityscape of Chicago with these tulips in full bloom at Millenium Park on Michigan Avenue. The Chicago Cultural Center, formerly the main branch of the Chicago Public Library, serves as a nice backdrop. The detail seen in the Cultural Center's entablature really caught my eye.

Photo captured April 28, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/9.0 ISO 100 45 mm

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Kenny from Eastsound, United States

A real work of art. Very nice effect and processing.

16 May 2011 6:17am

Kala from United States

Glorious capture - the colors and composition are fantastic.

16 May 2011 7:13am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

the window patterning fascinates me

16 May 2011 7:31am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic composition and absolut cool processing.
really a great artwork!

16 May 2011 8:29am

klausZ from Kustein, Austria

the processing is perfect, and the brightness is very appealing and captivating!

16 May 2011 10:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a unique city shot this makes . . and your toning suits it to perfection.

16 May 2011 10:32am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So vivid and alive, I can almost see the tulips swaying!

16 May 2011 12:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is beautiful! The color of the tulips, the architecture of the building and I like the reflection in the windows. Great processing!

16 May 2011 12:18pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful composition, Steven, with superb processing. Love the combination of architecture and gardens.

16 May 2011 12:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great colors, I love the reflections in the windows.

16 May 2011 12:34pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I see what you mean about the entablature (a new word for me - thanks for the wiki link...duhhh) it is quite uniqu and intricate. ASsfor this lovely image, it is a wonderful blend of nature's colorful plants and structural beauty. Looking upwards from the tulips to the trees and buildings beyond, everything seems to fall so beautifully in place becasue of your perspective here, Steven. This really sends off an energy here..very wonderful !

16 May 2011 1:43pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great! The colors of the tulips are so bright!

16 May 2011 2:08pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous shot - I love the window reflections! This city is so beautiful, and you never fail to capture that-

16 May 2011 4:06pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Amazing shot and treatment !

16 May 2011 6:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

absolutely stunning, both the colors and the compo!

16 May 2011 9:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a super image. The Cultural Center caught my eye right away. It's beautiful as are tulips.

17 May 2011 3:15am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning image and color!

17 May 2011 3:18am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

I like the photo frame up.. not sure I will ever like hdr flowers though.. it takes the softness out. No offence, your photography is always superbly done.

17 May 2011 4:34pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I love this ecstatic processing! :-)

17 May 2011 7:42pm