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My favourite view in Chicago ...... taken from the ladies bathroom on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Tower. This is the cocktail lounge and after a few Perfect 10 martini's it is fairly easy...just switch off the lights to avoid reflections, sit on the floor infront of the floor to ceiling windows and ignore any comments coming my way .......

1 sec @ f9 on 400 iso and Bobs your uncle!

Many thanks for your time as always Smile

Camera:EOS 5D
Lens:17-40 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Downtown
Username:GillyB GillyB
Uploaded:2 Dec 2008 - 4:44 PM
Tags:Architecture, Chicago, Flash / lighting, Ladies toilet!, Landscape / travel, Night, Skyscrapers
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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
2 Dec 2008 - 4:46 PM

Superb cityscape, great lights and depth

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
2 Dec 2008 - 4:48 PM

superb shot, Gill!

Jouko

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DebbieBMP
DebbieBMP  533 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 4:48 PM

Wow that is a wonderful cityscape the perspective is amazing - Debbie

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
2 Dec 2008 - 4:54 PM

like this a lot.. It goes on and on...(in a nice way) Smile

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 4:56 PM

Thank you Smile

I forgot to say there was quite a bit of snow on the ground and the roof tops and heavy cloud which probably accounts for the orange glow from the reflected lights.

The sun is shining, snow on the ground so off out to what I can see Smile

Last Modified By GillyB at 2 Dec 2008 - 5:01 PM

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 5:14 PM

Uncle Bob eh!! Wink

Great again. You have got these low light shots off to at T Gill

Glynn

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 5:25 PM

what a cracking take Smile

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 6:24 PM

Bobs yer uncle hey Smile simply love this Gill deffo worth my award Smile
ian..

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 6:26 PM

Exposed perfectly, Gill. Sounds an interesting toilet, floor to ceiling windows ! Ron.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 6:37 PM

What a brilliant shot,very well taken.
Dave

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 6:44 PM

Like the perspective Gill and the depth, spot on exposure. I shall have to put one up from Shanghai.

Malcolm

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 6:57 PM

Ohhhhh! I like how you have composed this so the lines lead right into obilvion at the back of the image!

What's up in Chicago?

Jennnnn

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photophantom
2 Dec 2008 - 7:27 PM

A perfect view for a perfect 10 Martinis!!
Dennis

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 7:48 PM

Brilliant image and view Gill.
Tom.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 8:00 PM

Wonderful.

Not may loos with a view like that

LesF

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Charity
Charity  5 United States
2 Dec 2008 - 8:08 PM

WOW!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 8:55 PM

lovely downtown impression

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 9:26 PM

Very impressive
Glynnis

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 9:26 PM

Wonderful Gill - beautifully sci fi almost like the opening scenes from Bladerunner...

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
2 Dec 2008 - 10:06 PM

Very impressive ....

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 10:23 PM

Thanks everyone ..... and especially Ian for the award Smile

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 10:37 PM

Jennnnn, RSNA ..... the biggest Radiology Conference Worldwide ....not here to do any work this time just to enjoy the city Smile

For those who are interested .... The john Hancock Tower is the 4th tallest in Chicago the other 3 are in this photo and from right to left are, The Sears Tower, The Trump Tower (newly built) and The Aon Tower.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Dec 2008 - 6:41 AM

A great night view

Peter

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 7:35 AM

A fantastic night shot Gill so sharp - nice one

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RysiekJan
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3 Dec 2008 - 9:01 AM

Excellent shot, well done.

Rgds

Richard.

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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 10:47 AM

An inspiring image. well taken and composed.Breathtaking to be there...Great work
Barry

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 - 12:55 PM


Quote: Brilliant image and view Gill.
Tom.

I totally agree.
Peter

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 1:11 PM

Wow..one heck of a view Gill & you have captured it in all it's splendor.Excellent image !

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pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
3 Dec 2008 - 4:09 PM

love the write up too Smile

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
3 Dec 2008 - 9:36 PM

A wonderful cityscape Gill
Craig

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 10:08 PM

spot on Gill
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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 12:19 AM

This is such an impressive shot Gill, can't praise it enough..11/10.
Geoff.

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christabella
4 Dec 2008 - 7:57 AM

Great image, looks like your having a good time - your missing all the snow Wink
Christine

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 2:38 PM

Absolutely superb Gill, an amazing view beautifully captured!

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 - 3:37 PM

Magnificent image; awesome view.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 4:20 PM

Many thanks Smile
last day here .... 20'F and snow but not as much as back home by the sounds of it Sad

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albinoni
albinoni  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 7:30 PM

Great sense of perspective and depth here GillY!
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paulb20
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4 Dec 2008 - 9:19 PM

Incredible detail Gill.
Paul

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2008 - 6:38 AM

perfect ten! Smile

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
5 Dec 2008 - 1:01 PM

don't which I love more the write up or this stunning image..
love the avator you have up too

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:56 PM

great image.lesley

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Adrian_Reynolds
7 Dec 2008 - 12:36 PM

This is awesome Gillie, top shot, Adrian

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 11:20 PM

This is fantastic Gill, especially viewed large.
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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
13 Dec 2008 - 10:29 AM

What an amazing photograph, wonderful detail, reminds me a bit of a similar shot from The day after Tomorrow film although that was London.
Brilliant

Nicky

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2008 - 8:11 PM

Spectacular Gill

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2008 - 7:41 PM

A stunning view of the Windy city and all the bright lights

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2008 - 9:51 AM

Thank you Smile

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maratsuikka
16 Jan 2009 - 12:17 PM

what a view.....different from here Finlands forest,wowwow

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