Chicago at night, from 36,000 feet

This image is also published in the Chicago Architecture Handbook.

 

You can see an annotated version here (thanks Salovesh!)

  • Kirpernicus 7y

    Wicked cool shot!

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eye Candy!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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    Found in your popular shots. (?)
  • Eli Black-Mizuta 7y

    That's an awesome lens. Is it the Sigma?

    Great shot.
  • @neotsn 7y

    Nice...I just got back from Chicago, and shot the same one (though not quite as high) during the day:

    Trip to Chicago w/ Lei Lei - Thursday
  • Chris Alexander 7y

    @christianpma: thanks! and thanks for informing me, this is actually the second time it's received lots of views via digg and it's quite fun. i've only visited briefly but i really enjoyed the city.
    @zooto68: i think the sense of human beings as bacteria overtaking the planet and wasting resources is part of the attraction here. at least for me it is!
    @Diego de Haller: thank you!
    @licensetoshoot: thanks, it appears many people did!
    @Kirpernicus: thanks, i've added it.
    @eblack: it sure is, my current favorite lens. without its wide aperture there's no way i could have gotten this shot. thanks!
    @[[Neo]]: cool, the grid certainly is photogenic. it's so different from, say, London.
  • Zlatko Unger 7y

    Cool shot ... I got to see this view every week this month as I flew to Chicago....
  • Chris Alexander 7y

    thanks! and you're quite fortunate, it's a powerful experience.
  • Vyshemirsky 7y

    I've seen a very similar picture in last month's National Geographic. Had to check it with the flickr history, unfortunately they must have commissioned their own photographer. Well done anyway.
  • Chris Alexander 7y

    Thanks for the heads up, I just saw that cover today. It looks like mine is from a higher altitude but certainly it's similar. I've noticed quite a few other people on flickr have done similar shots as well. Glad you like!
  • Jeff McC 6y

    Hey, it (sort of) was used in this Wired Blog post, too.
  • Evrim Aydin 6y

    Wow.
  • Chris Alexander 6y

    buzbadem, thanks!
  • retraf retrac 6y

    ho-lee-shit.
  • Chris Alexander 6y

    ropesack, thanks, you're my 500th favorite on this photo!
  • Punk Dolphin 6y

    Supreme shot!!!

    I have one in my photostream, as well!!!! Congrats.
  • Chris Alexander 6y

    Punk Dolphin, thanks! It was quite a sight. I'll take a look at yours, too.
  • Julien Chambon 5y

    This is absolutely amazing.
  • Chris Alexander 5y

    Thanks Julien!
  • mackslim 5y

    I had the pleasurable opportunity of seeing this exact view last night on a flight from Denver to DC. I didn't have a camera to take a pix, but I knew there had to be pix on the Web. It is truly a spectacular view!
  • Chris Alexander 5y

    Thanks mackslim, plane flights really give you a new perspective on how we are living on this planet, no?
  • Adrian Rowbotham 4mo

    Great shot. It looks like the exact same shot (flipped) was used on the cover of the album 'Double Cup' by the late DJ Rashad: www.discogs.com/DJ-Rashad-Double-Cup/release/5116960
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