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Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 May 2014 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The elevated tracks of Chicago's transit system, commonly referred to as "The El" ("El" for elevated) as captured from the rooftop of the parking garage at 177 N. Wells Street. These tracks converge at the intersection of Lake Street and Wells Street.

I made the mistake of going to the wrong parking garage "on the corner of Lake Street and Wells Street" the first time at 210 N. Wells Street, which cost me a lot of money for my five-minute stay.

I may want to go back on another day and perhaps use a fish-eye lens to capture this same scene. I also will not be afraid to capture a portion of the parking garage's facade, noting how much of the tracks were cut off from the bottom.

Photo captured April 25, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 37 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks a real bad spot to have a signalling failure . . but what a brave transport solution this still represents.

1 May 2014 7:03am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Once more, stunning graphics.

1 May 2014 7:14am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Original and nice graphic composition !
Kind regards

1 May 2014 7:46am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful nagle, composition, lighting, shadows & graphics!
A M A Z I N G !

1 May 2014 7:51am

omid from mashhad, Iran

angle *

1 May 2014 7:51am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic point of view on this combination of straight and curve lines. It looks great in B&W

1 May 2014 9:22am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - this is a remarkable bird's eye view. Super in mono as well.

1 May 2014 9:58am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Amazing view, no cars here. Super location for you.

1 May 2014 10:03am

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

Magnifique angle de prise.)

1 May 2014 11:57am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great point of view, I could spend some time shooting from this roof top.

1 May 2014 12:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm dizzy from this great POV.

1 May 2014 1:58pm

Don from Spokane, United States

You took excellent advantage of this unique viewpoint to get an outstanding graphic image of these tracks. Very well done.

1 May 2014 2:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is a fabulous viewpoint - creates quite a wonderful graphic

1 May 2014 4:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle§ vfue pongeante et graphiusme sueprbe compo et iamg mervielleux.

1 May 2014 5:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic graphic! Amazing how they tracks all seem to run together! Wonderful perspective!

1 May 2014 7:12pm

STEED from D, France

Wow !!!!! A fantastic picture,Steven...Love this !!!!!

1 May 2014 8:36pm

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

Wow, that's a super shot, Steven ... all those old, wooden ties holding the rails in the puzzle.

1 May 2014 9:04pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

It's a fascinating view...

1 May 2014 9:26pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Etonnant ! Et très beau.

1 May 2014 9:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Clever and creative shot! Great pov and frame!

2 May 2014 12:53am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Rail yards are always such great places to shoot. This is a terrific shot.

2 May 2014 3:21am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Fine shot from an unusual location,

2 May 2014 3:36am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Intriguing angle shot !! Looking down elevated tracks from a a parking lot is impressive. You took a lot of times to find your car after taking photos, didn't you? That didn't so nice, but you captured this excelent picture owing to your mistake. Excellent monochrome. Have a nice day, Steven. :)

2 May 2014 4:42am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Amazing, like it.

2 May 2014 6:12am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful graphic composition !

2 May 2014 8:40am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh très belle plongée

2 May 2014 8:52am

claudie from le havre, France

Une belle plongée et un beau noir et blanc graphique.

2 May 2014 11:21am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! incredible shot

2 May 2014 1:17pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great & impressive point of view, very graphics, well seen !

2 May 2014 5:27pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

wow Steven that is an amazing "convergence" - A very superb composition !! Beautiful fine detail and the light here is so superb !!!! A fantastic composition !!!!!!

3 May 2014 1:18am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Fantastic view point and a great shot. :)

3 May 2014 5:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is an outstanding image. A fisheye view would, I'm sure, be very cool, too.

4 May 2014 10:30pm

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Unusual point of view, very gorgeous. Well done.

5 May 2014 7:57am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A excellent composition with a marvelous perspective to the shot ! Beautifully captured and presented .

5 May 2014 9:20am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing !

5 May 2014 2:30pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superb graphics!

5 May 2014 2:58pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Incredible view and detail.

5 May 2014 5:55pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

6 May 2014 2:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

amazing pov ! i'd say having this view is worth a bit of "parking money" ... ;-)

12 May 2014 5:07pm

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