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Above and below Chicago streets

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by s0nus, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 13, 2010
    Did a little 2 hour walk-around in downtown Chicago this past weekend. As usual, my eye was drawn to grime, graf, and the out of place. I started out above ground, and later went underground.

    Comments and criticism are most welcome!

    For those interested, all were shot in RAW with my EPL1 + 20mm. PP done in LR3.

    Thanks in advance for checking them out!

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  2. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    #1 is my favorite by far.. gotta love oxidation!
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  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Killer set of shots :^)
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  4. Numbered drawings - excellent!

    5, 9, 10, & 12 for mine.
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Nice work !
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  6. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Love the images!
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  7. UkrainianOne

    UkrainianOne Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Long Island, New York
    I like the last one becuase if you use your imagination and look at the pipe caps, it looks like train wheels and the cracks would be the outline of the engine :tongue:
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Great eye for details on these photos! Well done. My favorite was #1!
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  9. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Lovely images. #5 is an attention grabber!
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  10. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Great eye. Nicely rendered. 1, 4, and 13 grabbed me. Really liked 2 as well, but felt the vibrancy was a little over the top for my taste.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  11. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter

    These shots of my city are just remarkable! #1 is my favorite as well. I can almost FEEL the rust of the chain in my hand. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 13, 2010
    Thank you everyone for your responses! It's very interesting to learn about your favorites - everyone seems to have different opinions, but the first one seems to stand out more than the others. It's interesting - that's also literally the first shot I took on that walkaround.

    I didn't notice that before! I can definitely see the smoke stack on the left side, and the shape is like a child's rough rendering of a steam engine.

    Looking at 2 again, I actually agree. I'm going to go back and see what I did with that. I actually remember being quite surprised at the "pop" in the picture straight out of the camera - sometimes the Panny 20mm does that!

    Thanks for the specific feedback!

    Chitown m43 shooters unite!
  13. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Awesome urban shots. You got an eye for capturing little details.
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