Old Water Tower & Hancock Building


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Title     Old Water Tower & Hancock Building
Photographer     grandpalarry/Larry (7,419) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     My General Album
F-stop     f/8
Shutter speed     1/125 sec
Categories     Architecture
Cityscape
Black and White
Lens     AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G E
Camera     Nikon D5000
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     February 5, 2012 12:12:47 PM CST
Views     215
Rating     1 Thumb-up

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Thumb-up    from bwfilmuser/Barry (9,317) Send mail to this user on February 6, 2012 1:05:47 AM CST (1) Early critique

Greetings, Larry. It's a graphic depiction of an iconic Chicago landmark. The composition is dramatic and lends a sense of immediacy. The contrast between old architecture and new is striking. The overall effect is one of muddiness, however. The brightest whites in the image are in the antennae (or radio/television/cellular towers?) atop the Hancock Building; even the broad, flat expanse of sky is kind of gray. It appears that time of day might have contributed to a certain lackluster appearance; I suspect that you were on the shadowed side of the Old Water Tower building. A different time of day and a more interesting sky would make a more visually appealing image. On the other hand, if starkness and simplicity was your goal, a different POV that eliminates the Hancock building would also be effective. ~Best wishes, Barry

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