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Old Jun 10, 2018, 6:55 PM   #1
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I recently went to Chicago with a few work friends to explore the city for the first time. Originating from Toronto, Chicago reminded me of the streets of Toronto, but in a much more grand way. The buildings were bigger, the sidewalks were bigger, the roads were bigger, etc.

As a night photographer, I wanted to explore the city in the dark and see what beauties it has to offer. 3 of my favorite spots at night which I was able to see was the Chicago river at night, and the two observation decks up in the Willis Tower and Chicago 360. I decided to build a new online portfolio to be able to showcase some new work I have been putting together using a online portfolio platform called Format.

These are some of the images I was able to capture

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G'day mate

Several beaut ones there - I can see that your super-wide lens does a good job too.

To my eye they seem a bit overexposed - maybe 1/2 a stop ... or it may be the light-pollution in the sky giving that impression ~otherwise - they're all keepers for your album

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Thank you for the feedback Phil, I will keep that in mind
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G'day mate

While I do not have anything like a 16mm super-wide, I do a lot of city scapes & traffic pattern stuff - and I find that EV-0,7 or EV -1,0 tidies up the sky and lowers the blooming effect from street lights

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Hi, those look very pretty indeed, nice work. Those distant fog banks add a lot too. If I may be so bold to ask, did you try any spot removal for the second shot?

I visited Chicago in 2010 and these photos bring back some good memories. I personally loved the night time skyline views from Millennium park and Northerly Island.

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Nice work, the second one is spectacular, I just wish I could see it all on my screen.

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All these pictures are nice. One gets the feel of the city's atmosphere.
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Very nicely done. As Phil says, perhaps slightly overexposed, but all fixable. Seeing your shots, I now regret not going up the towers when I was there a couple of months ago. Im looking forward to seeing more of your night shots.
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Those night scenes brought back memories of when I was driving a city bus mostly at night during the summers to help pay my way through graduate school at the U. of Chicago. Being a summer temp I usually got a different route just about every night. More than once, passengers had to give me directions.
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