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Old Jan 16, 2008, 9:28 AM   #1
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Here's one of the most familiar timepieces in the city of Chicago. It's the famous Marshall Field clock on the corner of State Street and Randolph. The Great Clock was installed on the building on November 26, 1897.

Norman Rockwell painted it for the November 3, 1945 cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

(no tripod, just a lamp post to lean against so I had to bump up the ISO)


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Old Jan 16, 2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Nice shot lapstrake. By any chance is that Chicago theatre the same place where Dillanger was killed?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 10:20 AM   #3
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BYNX -- No, it's not the same place. If I'm not mistaken, John Dillenger was shot just outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. A few miles north of the Loop (downtown).
That alley is said to be haunted by him..........


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Old Jan 16, 2008, 10:22 AM   #4
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Nice lighting. captures a cold winter night in Chicago quite well.
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Great shot. Not only have you captured a historic clock but you have also captured the pulse of the city. Great work.

This photo is somewhat larger than what the guidelines allow but if you made it any smaller, much of the detail would be lost. Consequently, it's ok!

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Very nice shot which brought back memories of my 4 cold winters in Chicago. It was sad to hear that Marshall Field is no longer (at least under that venerable name). Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 6:05 PM   #7
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Great scene lapstrake! This is awesome! Something that makes this even more cool is that I have been to this location before.

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Old Jan 17, 2008, 1:31 AM   #8
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This is a really beautiful and interesting shot. The clock and the elaborate piece that holds it is justbeautiful. Very nicely done.
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Nice shot! Shooting a famous landmark is always a good challenge to make it unique. I think the higher ISO helps give it that slight look of 'film grain', which creates a more timeless feel to the photo. Also that you caught the clock at 8 pm, straight up, is a nice touch.
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Nice one

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