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Chicago's Financial District

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 April 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another edition of "What's Old is New Again!" (tag: woina) This is a repost of a photo from September 13, 2010. Originally, there was just a little too much HDR processing that was involved with that processing. And in today's processing, I tried to be a little more conservative, while at the same time trying to bring out some of the building details from out of the shadows of the canyon.

LaSalle Street was coined 'The Canyon' due to the tall, steep buildings that lie on both ends of the relatively narrow street. The buildings along the canyon have their faces inward to emphasize the feeling of a canyon. The canyon is in the form of a box canyon and uses the Chicago Board of Trade Building to form an abrupt end. The view from the Chicago Board of Trade Building emphasizes its likeness to a canyon. It is generally not permitted to put signs, banners or other infrastructure that hangs into the canyon.

Photo captured July 2, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/80 second F/11.0 ISO 100 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

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claudie from le havre, France

Très beau traitement et couleurs de ce quartier de Chicago .Bravo

8 Apr 2014 5:57am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic frame and treatment.:-)

8 Apr 2014 6:08am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful reworking - a sunny and light filled urban canyon.

8 Apr 2014 7:56am

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Un beau traitement pour un joli point de vue .)

8 Apr 2014 9:15am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A great golden processing, suits so well to the subject ! Good work !

8 Apr 2014 9:21am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful shot and processing! Spectacular image!

8 Apr 2014 9:38am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

G R E A T !

8 Apr 2014 11:06am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like this, but also your original effort. Bringing out texture and detail with HDR makes your image art.

8 Apr 2014 11:15am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful street shot ! Excellent POV and nice processing. Have a nice day, Steven. :)

8 Apr 2014 1:36pm

Lulette from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Great processing that makes it look like a cover of a sci-fi magazine from the 50's or 60's, love it!

8 Apr 2014 2:17pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

8 Apr 2014 2:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine shot of this unusual place. I liked the explanation of the canyon's features and limitations.
Fine reprocessing.

8 Apr 2014 3:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I adore the treatment - the colors are vibrant and the feeling is dynamic

8 Apr 2014 5:07pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great result after your processing. Wonderful colors.

8 Apr 2014 6:39pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice treatment even if we have different interpretations of 'conservative'!' Impressive view and we'll worth your revisit.

8 Apr 2014 7:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 Apr 2014 8:08pm

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States


8 Apr 2014 11:40pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic city street scene full of life and color! Awesome photo!

8 Apr 2014 11:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous image! Wonderful perspective! I really like this one compared to the previous!

9 Apr 2014 12:38am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Magnificent one of your best 5*****'s photos !!!

9 Apr 2014 12:56am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The HDR might be a trifle too much but it is a terrific composition.

9 Apr 2014 1:26am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image and excellent processing. I like this. :)

9 Apr 2014 1:28am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Well, in 2010 you were already doing your HDR reasonably naturally. Your new version is actually a bit brighter and more colorful, but the restraint seems to come in the more natural edges.

9 Apr 2014 2:43am

farideh from rasht, Iran

Great processing.

9 Apr 2014 5:55am

yo from Ile de France, France

Difficile de faire un choix entre les deux photos. J'aime beaucoup la partie basse de la première avec ses ombres plus marquées.
Bonne journée Steven !

9 Apr 2014 7:02am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very professional.

9 Apr 2014 12:37pm

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Very well done HDR image, 5*****

10 Apr 2014 2:14am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Love the processing.

10 Apr 2014 2:36am

Isa ✩ from Vaucluse, France

Splendide et impressionnant !

10 Apr 2014 9:25am

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

Great HDR here ...

10 Apr 2014 9:01pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

amazing HDR captured
so nice mood & nice presspective
it is the best in this type image
bravi 5*

10 Apr 2014 9:37pm

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very particular composition, with gorgeous colours.

11 Apr 2014 6:12am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Couleurs poussées mais un beau rendu.

11 Apr 2014 6:55am

alex centrella from California, United States

stunning shot, and processing . . .

11 Apr 2014 7:21pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composiiton and treatment !

12 Apr 2014 12:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm not a big fan of HDR, but this is a great example of bringing out detail that might not otherwise be visible.

13 Apr 2014 11:45pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fantastic !

16 Apr 2014 7:22pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fascinating account of the canyon. Your reprocessing looks very good. I like the detail and excellent relief of your shot.

17 Apr 2014 2:51pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

I like this one a bit more! The canyon! What a proper name for this district :) nice capture!

17 Apr 2014 8:40pm

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This is fantastic, beautiful colors and capture!!

19 Apr 2014 3:22pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Wonderful camera work Steven !! I love it !! Fantastic !!

20 Apr 2014 2:32am

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