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The Chicago Slushie by spudart The Chicago Slushie by spudart
With temperatures reaching 87 today, how about we go into the archives and pull out a nice photo of city slush-a-roo?

Here we have a cast of characters huddling together in the urban coldness.
From right to left (that's right we are going the opposite direction, so pay attention)
* The mighty Unitrin building says, "Man, I'm cold!"
* Jewelers Building hides behind a tree, "This tree might just might make me warm."
* Hotel 71 tries to hide by standing flat back behind that building with the tall-peaky-thing-who's-name-I-don't-know.
* London Insurance Building stands bold and strong, as does the Hard Rock Hotel dressed in a slick winter black coat with gold trim.

* Across the street is that other building who's name I don't know. Get a name why don't you!?
* Then the Illinois Center is also dressed in a nice black Chicago jacket. A jacket that's bulky and puffy, like one of them puffy jackets.
* And finally, the AON Center, the tallest kid of the group and the most silly, tries to get a sun tan by facing towards the bit of sun that is able to peak through the clouds.

And that yellow taxi van is like, "i'm totally outta here! Eat my slush, you fudge nuckers!"
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AkatsukiAfiliated Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing but is it a painting or a photo? :?
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STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SO awesome
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Is this HDR? It's really great. I love the way it looks like a painting. fantastic.
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leahisthebest1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
wow when i saw this pic i just gasped and sighed at the same time... that is amazing! :D
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spudart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
ha! A gasigh!
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leahisthebest1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
exactly!
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yidge Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
i'm in Chicago a lot.
i've taken a lot of photographs down there and seen a lot too.
this is one of the tops.
the hdr effect worked wonderfully
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mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
i love it! great shot
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A Breath Taking photo :clap:
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devonmoloch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
oh God how do you do this?! i love your pics :)
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spudart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
It's a technique called HDR (high dynamic range). I photograph a scene multiple times each with a different exposure, and then I merge them together and get the best of the brights, darks, and midtones. There's a fantastic tutorial at: [link]
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DayWeaver Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
wow what a deserted feel
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rj45 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
that really does not look fun to drive in.

Is that lighting fixture to the left in the nearground? If so, what dous it light? If not, what the heck is it?

:D
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spudart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
That is a light tower to illuminate the White Wrigley Building. Here's another angle: [link]
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rj45 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Wow! I just reread my post and my spelling was atrocious!! Let's all hope I do better in the future. :)

P.S. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I was a little confused.
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trintrin918 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Beatiful :o
It has such a mood to it..so cold and empty.
Did you use HDR?
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spudart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
oh yeah. HDR. Thanks for your compliments!
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xafirah Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Simply wow.
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spudart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :-)
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