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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 June 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A repetition of steel columns and girders to support the platforms of Chicago's elevated subway, commonly known as the "El", as seen down Lake Street at the Conservatory/Central Park station in Chicago, Illinois.

Photo captured April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/200 second F/5.3 ISO 100 62 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic perspective; very professional HDR work.
wasn't it a bit dangerous at your POV inbetween all the traffic?

27 Jun 2012 5:45am

@Roman: Indeed, which is why I wasn't able to center myself between the two columns. And I didn't realize that there were four lanes of moving traffic. I thought the areas outside the two columns were for parking only.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Easier to inspect and fix than the concrete versions that have failed around here after just 50 years . .

27 Jun 2012 6:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You took your life in your hands..................super frame all the same.

27 Jun 2012 6:04am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Superb perspective here and very professional work and framing indeed.

I took a shot in the middle of the street and posted today but is far from having any resemblance to yours which I would feel embarrassed to compare with if I was bit shy with lack of confidence ;)

27 Jun 2012 6:17am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful perspective image! The framing is excellent, and risky. It goes forever.

27 Jun 2012 6:23am

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Wow, grossartige Perspektive und gute Entwicklungsarbeit.

27 Jun 2012 6:32am

l'Angevine from France

moins de monde sous ce pont

27 Jun 2012 7:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot, like the perspective, light and shadow..

27 Jun 2012 9:09am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Fascinating lines, shadows, and a great perspective in this image, Steven. I like the gentle HDR also.

27 Jun 2012 9:16am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A wonderful capture with a fabulous POV and marvelous colours. Beautifully seen !!

27 Jun 2012 10:10am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so beautiful colors, lights & shadows!

27 Jun 2012 10:38am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An excellent depth to the repeating form for this well known (movies) Chicago icon, and I like your handling of the HDR.

27 Jun 2012 10:45am

tataray from france, France

Wow... Perspective et jeu d'ombres extraordinaire.

27 Jun 2012 11:53am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

like the perspective and also the dof! great idea for that compo!

27 Jun 2012 11:55am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid framing ! Beautiful .

27 Jun 2012 12:49pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible perspective - love the shadows as well. Perfection!

27 Jun 2012 1:39pm

Antoine from France

Superb and superb. Great capture with an excellent framing. It's a very good work Steven. I like it. Have a lovely afternoon. Amicably Antoine.

27 Jun 2012 1:41pm

marc from Granby, Canada

Very nice shot, great composition !

27 Jun 2012 2:44pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Nice converging lines and great control of light as usual.

27 Jun 2012 2:48pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gut mit dem Licht und Schatten.

27 Jun 2012 3:49pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very beautiful and clean street capture; great perspective and photo!

27 Jun 2012 3:51pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Beautiful photo, you seem well out of harms way, and you have made
the space look so sturdy, a beauty with the dappled light so inviting !~

27 Jun 2012 4:33pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I bet your superb processing has ended up making the structure look cleaner and brighter than it does to the untrained eye.

27 Jun 2012 4:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine looking arcade of steel down the street. I would like to see the elevated train running.

27 Jun 2012 8:45pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Cracking shot, love the view ahead

27 Jun 2012 9:45pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Excellent shot, love the perspective and clarity of the capture. Well done.

27 Jun 2012 10:59pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful perspective shot.

28 Jun 2012 1:04am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! I like the repeating lines and shadows!

28 Jun 2012 1:06am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great perspective of this impressive structure !!! Beautiful shot and excellent processing ...

28 Jun 2012 3:06am

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive perspective, light management and processing !!

28 Jun 2012 8:57pm