Title: Presidential Towers

Capture Date/Time: April 02 2005 11:04
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 12mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 1/350 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

Taken from my walking expedition around downtown Chicago last Saturday, I hope you find this one more soothing to your eyes compared to yesterday's post. I just love how deep blue the sky becomes when you add a polarizer to your lens. I was trying to achieve a different perspective that included all 4 of the buildings that make up the Presidential Towers by including a lamp post in the frame that becomes almost taller than these buildings.

13 commentsAdd yours

04.06.05/12:02 AM mark said:

dang thats HOT !

04.06.05/02:09 AM david jones said:

Diz-ope composition yo..

Seriously.. nice one.. Hey do you see the naked lady on the fourth window up on the left.. just kiddin..

04.06.05/03:05 AM Amy said:

you two are a real comedy double act lately aren't you?

04.06.05/07:38 AM Jonathan said:

Archie, great lines, composition. I really like how the pole is situated between the two buildings...great job getting that to line-up!

04.06.05/07:51 AM Finaga said:

Fantaaaastic sky color!

04.06.05/07:53 AM Paulo Ribeiro said:

I'm such a sucker for this kind of "strong" perspectives. The buildings probably even look taller than what they are. Great composition in regard to the street lamp as well!

04.06.05/12:28 PM Erik said:

I was just thinking the other day "man, if I see another picture of a lightpole against a blue sky I'm going to jump out the window", but (as if on cue) I see this. Its great! I swear archie, you could find a unique way to photograph a black wall in the dark....


04.06.05/12:50 PM jamie said:

weird, i tried to do something similar to this shot too, but wasn't quite as successful. love the extreme angle.

04.06.05/06:16 PM John said:

Terrific shot...love that splash of red.

04.06.05/07:56 PM stephen.p said:

great again. you don't seem to have any lens barrel problems. straight lines.

04.07.05/03:07 AM Adriana said:

Wow. Is the angle that makes this picture amazing. The lamp details is simply gr8 :)

04.09.05/11:46 PM Turfdigger said:

Outstanding find - exceedingly well seen!
Great 'Seven Pages', too - congrats on that!

And yay for polarizers:-)