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Wabash Avenue Bridge over Chicago River

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 February 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

What's Old Is New Again #3.....Pictured above is a re-post of a shot that I captured back in 2010. Looking back at some of the photos that I processed in HDR (high dynamic range), I could see how "overprovessed" they were; to a point that it is embarrassing to have posted. So I present to you this image more "tastefully" processed.

The American flag captured on the Wrigley Building for the Fourth of July holiday.

Photo captured on July 2, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/125 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

This is really beautiful - Excellent work on the re-do. Oh, to feel that kind of sunshine again... And I love Chicago street names!

22 Feb 2012 5:11am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

This certainly is a great improvement.

22 Feb 2012 6:31am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The light is very natural and the colours and detail are stunning for this quintessential big city view.

22 Feb 2012 6:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Superb cityscape - Thanks for yesterday's comments

22 Feb 2012 8:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes, I'm amazed at the improvement, the major part being the saturation and the ability to now lose the halo effect. As I said yesterday you now have over a year's worth of additional experience, and it shows.

22 Feb 2012 8:19am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful city scape and marvelous light and colours. Beautifuly captured and presented.

22 Feb 2012 10:34am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a pleasure to see all these details! an extraordinary compo and I specially like this bright atmosphere again! superb!

22 Feb 2012 12:30pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great composition.

22 Feb 2012 1:27pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Always a great composition and excellent opportunity to revisit the processing. This version captures the natural light beautifully.

22 Feb 2012 1:36pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

I see that it is better and I remember the original, but I hardly think embarrassing, but I
do appreciate your perfection, it is always nice to see a photo again that is over the top
as a lot of your photos are !~

22 Feb 2012 2:22pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty shot
I like the flag

22 Feb 2012 3:04pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Magnificent view of the Chicago River. Superb colors. You managed to get the John Hancock in the frame.

22 Feb 2012 3:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I quite agree with MissT, Steven! A REALLY nice job on your rework here...but I am certainly not surprised. Your efforts and results are always beyond admirable...they are completely deserving of praise and you should be proud...I love this look. How warm and sunny, too :-)

22 Feb 2012 4:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A spectacular view.

22 Feb 2012 6:24pm

l'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien les couleurs et ce canal

22 Feb 2012 6:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very impressive perspective and view ... (but i have to add that i did not find your previous HDR treatment overdone at all!)

22 Feb 2012 7:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic cityscape and view...a very beautiful day too! Great shot!

22 Feb 2012 9:47pm

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Great capture of this Cityscape. Bravo!

22 Feb 2012 10:06pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice work, really makes the buildings pop out

22 Feb 2012 10:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful cityscape. Great POV and processing!

22 Feb 2012 11:35pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

and you succeeded - this is a very nice HDR. As a rule, I HATE HDRs.......I think I'm allergic to them, in fact. But this one - it has that right balance that makes you ASK "is that HDR or not?". Bravo!

22 Feb 2012 11:50pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful scene.

22 Feb 2012 11:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Is the water really that color? Beautiful cityscape.

23 Feb 2012 12:21am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


23 Feb 2012 12:27am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh, so much better, Steven - this is truly a beautiful image that wasn't at all enhanced by the overprocessed HDR look. I'm so happy to see you using HDR processing in a much more subtle manner. Well done!

23 Feb 2012 1:34am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful detail!

23 Feb 2012 2:05am

Stefanie from Paris, France

I like the height buildings with the river in the center. Looks really nice there. I have never been there.

24 Feb 2012 3:25pm