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Chicago CXLVII by DanielJButler Chicago CXLVII by DanielJButler
Chicago's famous Downtown Loop Elevated railway. I just can't resist it! This was taken on one of our rare snow days this year.

Film Scan! Settings & Equipment:

Minolta Maxxum 5, Tokina 19-35mm, Kodak Portra VC 160 ISO

Failed to record exposure. Digital editing with Adobe Lightroom & GIMP. (Note: Color film, digital B&W conversion)

Chicago, IL, USA. February 2012

Comments & critiques welcome!

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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   General Artist
great shot ;)
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:iconjsvn:
Jsvn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
this is one of my favourite photographs I've seen on DA. It is, for me, perfect in every way. It pleases my brain immensely with the symmetry and trains and lines and... being shot on film. and so on :D
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :D
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:iconjoseph-w-johns:
Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #9 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
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:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...This is so great.
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:iconphotelle:
PhotElle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved this so much it's featured here [link] thanks for being awesome!! :)
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
neat! ;)
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:iconsplendidofsun:
splendidofsun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I knew it that it was taken with film :giggle: Love this photo :)
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:iconhelenepiet:
HelenePiet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaa I were there at the same time, it was so awesome ! :)
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:iconkentnek:
kentnek Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hi, i have featured your wonderful deviation here :hug:
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:iconcarlosjmroque:
CarlosJMRoque Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Very nice :D


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Look at my gallery please :)
"Shooting is put in the same line of sight, head, eye and heart." [link]
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:iconphilh2011:
PhilH2011 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice! Great composition - central over the lines and between the buildings. Not sure about using colour portrait film for this (personally I would have used Ilford HP5 or Kodak TMax400 for a shot like this) but it works for me. :)
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks.

I do use 400 T-MAX all the time. It was the snowiest day this winter and I was in the middle of the roll of color...
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:iconphilh2011:
PhilH2011 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're welcome,

I have used tmax 400 for a short while and whilst I was happy with the images (esp a portrait of my son -exhibiting great tonality and detail) I now work primarily on HP5 but at 250 iso developed in perceptol 'stock'. This gives me a higher speed than fp4 but with the reduced contrast HP5 usually gives enabling me to show more tonality than would otherwise be able.

Kind regards

Phil
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:icondressonbackward-:
dressONbackward- Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking. Chicago never looked so fine.
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:iconchaotiv:
Chaotiv Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the symmetry and the multilayered contrasting either of colors, lines, or textures. Also, there is this eerie contrast between the sharpness of the tracks in the first plan with the atmospheric blurring of the background, i.e. the distance.
Amazing. Actually, I was aiming to achieve the similar things in my picture called The Metro.
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks...link to The Metro, plz?
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:iconchaotiv:
Chaotiv Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure --> [link]
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:iconmaddlouise:
MaddLouise Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this would like a bit more pleasing if you cropped a little off the top. It would add a more symmetry. Anyway, nice shot regardless! :D
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:iconisakiyukihara:
IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing shot :love:
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:iconsupersnappz:
SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing perspective.
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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minahzframez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
looks fantastic, exactly my kind of photo. Love the symmetry and the tones, it's gritty and urban and the skyline disappearing in the snowfall makes it kinda magical. I'd perhaps have upped the highlights a tiny bit, but that's really personal taste :lol:
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
I wanted to brighten it a bit more, but I would've lost the view of the tower at the end of the tracks.. =)
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:iconmalopz:
Malopz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love it
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!!
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:iconhawkeye1:
hawkeye1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Great use of lead in line
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:iconkarraka:
karraka Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Wonderfould shot, I love it. ;)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done. My scanned negatives all get worked up in the Gimp.
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
I used to use GIMP alllll the time, but I have since learned of the glory of Adobe Lightroom... ;) Trust me. Make the switch. =D
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:icongeo-devin:
Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
The snow at first made me think: the artist used some techniques to make the photo look old... well, the snow did it!
Wonderful picture! Even as a thumbnail it caught my eye.
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EvEniNgMiSSinGKittY Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing picture
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:iconjackbee07:
JackBee07 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
i'm getting vertigo just by looking at it o.0
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:iconjadefalcon1:
jadefalcon1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
How'd you capture this? Were you at the front of the train?
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Pedestrian bridge over the tracks for switching to the other platforms. This is one of my favorite spots to shoot in the city...
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:iconjadefalcon1:
jadefalcon1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Ahhhh, okay. It's a great shot.
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:iconjcnproductions:
JCNProductions Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful beautiful!!!!
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:iconeric-taylor:
eric-taylor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
I do wish there was a person or something to help give a sense of scale. But I really love the snow flakes you captured falling in mid air.
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:icondanieljbutler:
DanielJButler Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
There is someone on the left platform, but you can't see their head..;)
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