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Happy Martin L. King Day

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A nighttime capture of the Chicago skyline as taken from the Adler Planetarium. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois Building on the right is lit up in honor of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. As you can see, various offices of the building are all aglow on multiple levels to spell out "MLK" in his honor.

Chicago still is without snow with less than one inch (1") having fallen. And Lake Michigan remains unfrozen due to the very unseasonable warm temperatures we have been experiencing. Last summer's record high temperatures, along with Lake Michigan still remaining unfrozen, is one of two factors that has led Lake Michigan to its lowest water level. In 1987, Lake Michigan was at one of its highest levels.

The Smurfit-Stone Building has the diamond-shaped roof. To the right of that is the Prudential Building with the Trump Tower behind it. The Aon Building is the tall, square white building, just to the left of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois Building. The John Hancock Building can be seen on the far right.

Photo captured January 19, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/3 second F/5.0 ISO 1600 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning skyline, Steven - has to be one of the world's best concentrations of architecture. Fine tribute to MLK as well.

21 Jan 2013 9:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous night time shot Steve, so crisp and sharp!
We still don't have much snow here either, the rest of the north east is getting a heavy battering from a 24 hour storm and lies under a thick blanket of white stuff, but here at the coast it's just sleet and rain.

21 Jan 2013 9:45am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A excellent capture with fantastic light and colours ! It is indeed amazing that Chicago has not a lot of snow for this time of the year. The weather all over the world is not the same anymore.

21 Jan 2013 10:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent night time shot.. a great tribute.

21 Jan 2013 11:04am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Already a justifiably world famous iconic skyline, but given extra oomph with this excellent display in honor of mister King ! Superb shot. Crazy winter so far, yes.

21 Jan 2013 11:49am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

That is really cool, Steven - what a fabulous shot for today!

21 Jan 2013 12:16pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful night shot! Good photo job here.

21 Jan 2013 1:37pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Are you happy with your D7000? My D40x is very old and I woud like to replace it with a D7000.

21 Jan 2013 1:41pm

@maximage: I am happy with it. I just wish I had more time to experiment with all of its features. :-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ausgezeichnete Nachtaufnahme.

21 Jan 2013 3:10pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Superb !

21 Jan 2013 4:20pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wow! Wonderful photograph, Steven. Superb quality of light captured.

21 Jan 2013 4:37pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

HI Steven - Yes this is a wonderful display and a fantastic exposure here.Just a beautiful and masterful shot. Very unsettling news about the lake level and snow scarcity..Some may not care much for snow, but the lack of it is even more frightening! Thank you for the fine image as well as a very thought-provoking text. Finally, I respectfully join you in saluting Dr King!

21 Jan 2013 6:04pm

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

I like chicago so much
this city at night is very live.
so great

21 Jan 2013 6:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous skyline. What a wonderful tribute.

21 Jan 2013 7:24pm

Antoine from France

Great shot and very nice framing. Lighting is very beautiful. Have a lovely day Steven. Amicalement Antoine.

21 Jan 2013 9:04pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning night shot of this impressive city skyline !!! light and colors are spectacular ...

21 Jan 2013 10:03pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely sharp image, very well exposed

21 Jan 2013 11:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous cityscape! Really excellent work.

22 Jan 2013 12:12am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very crisp, sharp and well exposed night shot of the city! the skyline looks quite superb with variety of buildings! great work!

22 Jan 2013 1:13am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent skyline shot.

22 Jan 2013 2:34am

franz from Baden, Austria

an impressive array of fascinating skyscrapers, as befits their birthplace!
a happy belated MLK day ... haven't he and his memory come a long way, finally and fortunately ?!?

22 Jan 2013 10:18am

yo from Ile de France, France

Superbe ! Les lumières de toutes couleurs scintillent comme des étoiles.

22 Jan 2013 8:59pm