Chicago Aerial View from the Hancock Observatory

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This was a pain to take...got up to the Hancock observatory and was told...no tripods. So, I had to MacGuyver it and rest the camera on a tiny little ledge around the tower, prop it up in a shoe, on my bag, whatever I could - and used my remote cord to take the 12 long exposures used to make 4 vertical shots. Those 4 sets of 3 were then each fused together to make 4 hdr photos, which I then stitched together to make a monster. Whew!

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  1. Jess Kaoru [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    Wow! Awesome!!

  2. Camerons Personal Page 50 months ago | reply

    Oh wow this is GOOD!

  3. chgraf [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Wow, wonderful Scenery & lovely composition, colours and light!

  4. nabilishes [on and off] 49 months ago | reply

    i really like this shot. been wanting to take city shots like this myself

  5. MerlinsMan 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chicago Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. GlixPix 49 months ago | reply

    This photo is a stupendous achievement! No matter what the effort was in its taking, it is worth that and more!

    Marvelous! Stupendous! Tremendous!

    It is a favorite of mine, that is for sure.

  7. Ameed El-Ghoul 48 months ago | reply

    I can honestly say it is one of the best HDR images I've seen in my life, can't get any better details, my brain just can't rocess how beautiful it is .. very well done,

  8. Straublund1 46 months ago | reply

    So good. Just awesome!

  9. HDR CHIC 44 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning and a truly powerful image!

  10. Phoenix Rising Photography 43 months ago | reply

    Wow, stunning shot you got here!

  11. benchorizo 42 months ago | reply

    That's wicked !!!

  12. JACQUELINE :-o( GALERIA CERRADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    ************* (Copiar y Pegar desde aqui / Copy and Paste from here) *************

    Wonderful!
    Your work was seen in:

    Artistic reflection of a day★


    See in Artistic reflection of a day ★(Post 1,Must Award 1)

    ********************* (Hasta aquí / To here)*************************************************************

  13. Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com 41 months ago | reply

    WOW, terrific work. That has to be worthwhile even if you didn't get a chance to look through a telescope at the observatory

  14. Charline Curly 41 months ago | reply

    Really amazing....

  15. Eiimeon (wandering off in London) 39 months ago | reply

    Wouh wouh incroyable !
    C'est superbe ! !

  16. rockysan 37 months ago | reply

    I'd say it was worth it. Spectacular.

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