Chicago from a Chopper

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    Daily Photo - Chicago from a Chopper
    Chicago is an awesome city and I always have a good time there. This time of year, it gets a bit cold... and if you don't have a good coat pre-buttoned before you go outside, well, that's a big mistake.

    I have a good friend there that arranged a helicopter for me in Chicago and took the door off! I hung out for a few hours battling the backwash as we circled the city and flew in and out of the buildings. This is one of the shots from that series, and I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did shooting it!

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    1. 63 months ago | reply

      Enhorabuena por estar en explore.
      perfecto la perspectiva.

      Gracias por comentar en mi galería.
      Thanks for commenting on my gallery.

    2. r.AI (-) 63 months ago | reply

      I love this shot

    3. monkeyleader 63 months ago | reply

      Oh my .. this is stunning . I can almost feel the cold brisk conditions on those buildings .. the warm tones on the buildings as well ...

      And this is just one of the photos you say from the shoot? Cracking, I expect more of the same then and I for one can't wait !

    4. myprivatetokyo [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

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

    5. The Ear! 63 months ago | reply

      nice shot ,

    6. BriscoPhoto (Brian Scott) 63 months ago | reply

      Another awesome shot. A+ on this too. Love the light and the horizon.

    7. Karlstrom Photography 63 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot. Very cool to be that high in a city

    8. daniel-jones 62 months ago | reply

      this is awesome :]

    9. Alejandra H. Covarrubias 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called **Social Documentary Photography & events** (Post 1 Award 5) , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      You are invited to add this superb documentary picture to:
      Social Documentary Photography

    10. Intentional Vision 56 months ago | reply

      I like this photo and used it in my blog Real Life Spirituality.

    11. Raul X El Angel Photo [deleted] 55 months ago | reply


    12. HAMILTON - BRASILIA - DF 55 months ago | reply

      chicago é maravilhosa, linda.
      bela foto

    13. invisible consequential 47 months ago | reply

      Excellent. Thanks for sharing with Creative Commons. I will use this on the Policy Innovations homepage to feature a conversation with urban economist Edward Glaeser.

    14. b.four 45 months ago | reply

      ~Just stopping by for
      another SNIFF of this
      Impressively beautiful image!
      You deserve ANOTHER
      nose worthy award!~

      Impressed by your Beauty!
      Impressed by your Beauty!
      Find 2nd Sniffer HERE.

    15. Lanfranch 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing it with the group "Bewonderde Stad / View on the City"
      s-Gravenhage door Jan van Goyen
      Bewonderde Stad / View on the City

    16. thebomb17 41 months ago | reply

      Spent some great years living at about this same spot, but closer to the ground. Would love to have been with you at this moment. Thanks for the composition.

    17. RememberingOurLives 27 months ago | reply

      Funny I can see my 1st apt I lived in that is just west of the great church you went into and to pics of...the largest catholic church in Chitown Holy Name. If you look west from its front doors across that parking lot to the odd shaped thin building at the corner of Dearborn & Superior that would be my home for 6 years...750 N Dearborn apt 3110. If only they had inexpensive DSLR then. Oh the pics I could have got of lightning striking the sears tower and the vast western views.

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