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Chicago L: Randolph Stop by spudart Chicago L: Randolph Stop by spudart
The neon lights from a nearby building illuminate the Randolph CTA stop in Chicago's Loop. It was a very foggy night so maybe that has something to do with how purple the station got. But you can also see how the street lights in the distance got very illuminated. I like how the old Marshall Field's sign is still up in the lower left of the composition. This photo reminds me a lot of the "Chicago L: Madison Stop" that I shot in January 2007.
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sarahrenee2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I love how the neon and street lights reflect off the damp pavement! I'm beginning to see/appreciate how photography can take on new dimensions after the rain passes:)
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jtaylo49 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
beautiful
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Kuroita Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
This is very nice work, it caused my heart to beat with fear quite honestly. But it has so much emotion in it to me.
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Havoc-The-Tenrec Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Kinda looks like it was painted in a way.
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xxintothewildxx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought this was a painting!! It's AMAZING! I'm still in awe!
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Benne18 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I thought it was a painting to, but very good picture, I'm surprised the way it turned out. I like how the neon like reflects onto the stair case from the building. Very good job.
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shadowqueen16 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Chicago is such a beautiful city... *stares out window* dinky idaho falls is NOT.

That's it. as soon as i can, im moving to chicago!

Awesome shot. I love urban photography. It has to be my favorite! and that light is just... surreal! you know, now that I think about it I've been to that train stop. Last time I went to Chicago I was only actually in chicago for like 3 hours. Spent most of the time in Evanston wating for my slow-butt brother to get his butt off the Northwest music camp campus. *sigh* but that was fun too I suppose. What's with all the little rabbits running around the city though O_o seriously. bunnies? here we just have squirrels. Oh and those cicadas too... HOW LOUD! they sound like a mix of dogs being stepped on, blenders blending ice, and heavy metal music.
I talk to much. Don't worry. I'll at least give you a favorite! You deserve it. All of your pictures are awesome.
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bl4ckn1ghtsh4d0w Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
hmmm...i remember when i started looking at pictures like this. the name of the technique escapes me though. can you tell me what its called and give me the watered down version of how it's done? lol, it would be much appreciated :D. great photo by the way.
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andi-glitz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Hey I get off at this stop haha. This picture makes it look haunted. Very cool how it came out though. Thumbs up.
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spudart Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Yeah, i love how HDR brings out all these colors.
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Maromi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought this was a painting too. Any clue if Adams/Wabash gets similar illumination?
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spudart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hmmm, I don't think i've photographed Adams/Wabash yet. I plan on doing all the stations in the loop. So eventually I will get to Adams/Wabash.
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RTIZSTIKSKILLZ Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Very impressive! I am very new to photography. I hope that you all may help me in capturing great images as so. I have just purchased the Sony A300. This will be the first camera I try out for now. I will upgrade later. HDR is a multiple shot of 1 picture and then revised in Photoshop right?
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Vampey Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I LOVE THIS!
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, forgive me for my sugar tooth,

the candy-like colors almost made me think this was an artificially made 3d like environment in NFS or other games of the sort. But this is real photo, yes? niice :heart:
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Very nice photograph!
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anomalic-euphoria Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
This is amazing looking, same with the one in the link. I would love to take photos like this
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aardvarks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009   General Artist
That's an awesome photo. It almost looks like a comic book or something.
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Another-Natalie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
wow that lookslike it's from a video game
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Saiyuki08 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I pass here everyday going to school, IlIA
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rmb1988 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
this is straight up a beautiful picture....I thought that it was a painting at first, everything you did in this picture is amazing!
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MissRose18 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   General Artist
Amazing, how the best things can be caught on what most people would expect to be a photographers nightmare of a day. Well done!
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Vasilisa-Uzhasnaja Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you make the L not shitty :D everytime I'm grumbling getting on or off it, I think of your photos
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michapajocel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009   Photographer
G R E A T !
interested in a night photo contest ?
[link]
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itp Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how it looks so comic book about it!
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spudart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
Heh! Yeah! It does look comic book. That's cool. Thanks! :)
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skipthemetronome Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Really great hdr!
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spudart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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Caifox324 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
What a sweet pic!!
Thats why I love walking around in the loop when it reains. =)
Lol, I can see the FYE store sign.
T.T
Is that a blue line stop?
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joshrollins Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
i walk past this almost everyday and i've never seen it look so incredible
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lightzone Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice!

I love the color and mystery.

Steve :stereo:
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CasheeFoo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
O_O :+fav: i love it!
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mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
great colors!
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dunderri Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
I am at lost for words. This is seriously, one of the most amazing pictures I have seen. I miss Chicago, I loved it there.
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Ladyadokenai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
whoa, this is a photo?

I use this stop all the time to get to and from school. I'll never look at it the same way again.
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usaholes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
This is absolutely frickin amazing man. i miss chicago
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geolio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Hey, I featured your picture here [link]
as part of my inspirations.
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ScottAlbert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
This image has been featured in a news article called A little exposure for long exposures. Check it out here:

[link]
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dramapl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
wow, i thought it was 3D graphic :o
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mrphil04 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing shot. Ive been here so many times and have never seen it look as awesome as it looks in this pic. Did you photoshop this at all? I'm heading back into the city to see what i can find. Wish me luck.
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ScottAlbert Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
It is quite stunning. I need to go back to chicago at night. The only suggestion I would have would be to rotate the image slightly counterclockwise, so you have nice level lines across the image.
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Kam-Thru-A-Lens Featured By Owner May 28, 2007   Photographer
Absolutely stunning. Looks like a painting :)
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Grouper Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Very Nice. I love to shoot Chicago one of my favorite cities.
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andreasandrews Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
You have given me a reason to give HDR's another chance. I have only ever used about 4 exposures max. It looks manipulated, but is it? you have a definable style I risk saying based on just this one image. I love streaked cars in long night shots, I want to do a series of them myself. Great Inspiration!
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rj45 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
yeah, this is pretty hot
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baltazart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
hdr?
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spudart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
Yup! this is an HDR shot. About 8 exposures. I forget the f-stop. Prolly like 15 i think.
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baltazart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
its really nice!:D
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doder Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
fantastic!
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helios-spada Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shit man, u got a kick ass, very unique style. I love it.
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