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Old March 7th, 2009, 05:17 AM   #1501
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Old March 8th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #1502
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I would have been a great building if it was built in 1985. It seems like it's only agenda is being tall on a great spot, which doesn't quite do it for me any more in 2009. Nice pic by the way.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #1503
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those are some awsome shots
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Old March 14th, 2009, 07:59 AM   #1504
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This thing looks great from the street. But going North on Lake Shore Dr. or coming in from i-55 this thing is almost unnoticeable. I have to say I'm incredibly disappointed in it. It is a lot skinnier than I thought. oh well...
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Old March 15th, 2009, 02:21 AM   #1505
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I think its a respectable piece of structure that recognizes the environment in which it arose. It does not overwhelm the landmarks that surround it, while making its presence felt. It appears thin when viewed from certain angles and bulky on others. The spire could have been better, it could've been larger and more noticeable, wherein it allows the building to taper off like a needle. Overall, its color and reflective glass curtain gives it a timeless look, just like its surrounding structures. Been here in Dubai for 2 years and being here has taught me that one building does not make a city great, its everything in the city. A structure that has a relationship with its surroundings is so much more effective than a lonely super structure that is disconnected from the rest of its neighbors. This is where Trump tower succeeds. I really miss Chicago, i wish i can go back soon.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 05:24 AM   #1506
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Old March 21st, 2009, 04:17 PM   #1507
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Has all the glasswork been completed yet? I wonder when they will take the scaffolding down...
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Old March 27th, 2009, 06:15 AM   #1508
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Old March 27th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #1509
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Damn. What a picture.

You've got talent, man.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #1510
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that he does. that wide angle shot above is awesome.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #1511
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They must put something in the water out there in Chicago...the photography from all of you guys is excellent. So good, in fact I am booking a trip to come to Chicago in September! Can't wait
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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #1512
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awesome picture, hydrogen!
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Old March 29th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #1513
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Hydrogen, What software do you use for your retouching?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #1514
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Thanks, guys.

bjkeys321 - I use Photoshop and, if I'm doing HDR, Photomatix.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:53 PM   #1515
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Has all the glasswork been completed yet? I wonder when they will take the scaffolding down...
The external construction elevator will probably be one of the last things to come down. I'm sure they don't want construction workers having to use internal elevators, since much of the building is "open" already.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #1516
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #1517
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hey kev, great wide angle shots. question, how do you always pull these off with no distortion (bending) in the buildings?
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #1518
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I'm not sure what you mean. The buildings are leaning (distorted) in these shots. I do, however, apply perspective correction to a lot of my photos. Could you give me an example of one of your photos that looks too distorted?
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i'm suprised at how empty the street is in this shot.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #1520
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I'm not sure what you mean. The buildings are leaning (distorted) in these shots. I do, however, apply perspective correction to a lot of my photos. Could you give me an example of one of your photos that looks too distorted?
well I guess you're right. the buildings are distorted, a little. I think you actually manage to create compositions that hide this, which is huge kudos to your talent.

I've just started to use my wide again. I definitely need to work on it. I will post some later this evening.
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