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NIKON D80
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May 20, 2008, 6:57:21 PM
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Chicago LaSalle Street Bridge by spudart Chicago LaSalle Street Bridge by spudart
They say, "don't shoot into the sun." But HDR photography says, "screw that, shoot into the sun, I love it!"

When I shot the bridges from a higher perspective in the Merchandise Mart, I made a point to shoot them closer up. So as the sun was setting in downtown Chicago with some fantastic clouds, I walked over to shoot some of these fantastic bridges in Chicago.

These great towers flank the LaSalle Street bridge on each corner. Here on the south side of the bridge, they make a great pair with the red curving metal forming the bridge. The stonework on the bridge stands strong.

In the background is the Merchandise Mart, when it opened in 1930, it was the largest building in the world with 4 million square feet. More importantly in this photo, the vertical lines of the Mart contrast with the horizontal lines in the bricks of the bridge tower.

I really like how the the setting sun illuminates the windows in the tower. The whole photo jumps alive.
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oniblade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I really love the effect.
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visions3 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
wow. f22? it looks like something out of unreal tournament 3! very cool :)
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jadedlady Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
That looks amazing! :clap:
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311surfchik Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Photographer
This image really pops! Wonderful!
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oO-violetta-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
love it dear :) Great work as usual..
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kBear86 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
i was just there on vacation a few days ago! but it definitely didnt look as breathtaking as it does in this photo. great job making something great look even greater. :]
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spinninghead Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is by far one of my favourites of yours. I'd like to buy a print when I have the money. :nod:
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SheilaBrinson Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
love it :+favlove: ... i need to learn how you do this HDRs! i dont like mines !
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Rom3o Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
awesome tone mapping, colours are really rich and vibrant.

highlights look awesome. grain and fringing is minimal.

nice work!
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