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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Sep 25, 2004
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5 second
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2004

Chicago Skyline from the 95th floor of the John Hancock building.
Shot with the Canon 24-70 2.8L @ 24mm, hand held (braced against window).

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 148
Avg (all users): 7.4307
Avg (commenters): 8.5484
Avg (participants): 7.3300
Avg (non-participants): 7.5294
Views since voting: 16597
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 202
Comments: 76
Favorites: 90 (view)


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11/26/2011 06:06:02 PM
Impressive, so endless..
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10/07/2007 09:15:58 PM
this is awesome, the print is better!
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06/10/2007 10:11:17 PM
Fritz, this has to be one the best Chicago skyline shots around. We should get some of these with the 5D's.
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02/28/2006 12:14:03 AM
I feel so silly right now. I saw this picture and instantly started crying. My boyfriend and I went to eat at the signiture room (top of the john hancock) on our first real date while I was visiting him in chicago almost 3 years ago (our relationship was long distance for over a year). It was one of the best nights of my life. Gorgeous picture, thank you :)
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02/18/2006 11:18:19 PM
Wow! What an awesome view!!! I would'e been too dizzy to get this one.
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10/02/2005 11:40:17 PM
Damn. This is actually one of the best city-shots I can remember ever having seen. I can't believe you got this hand-held; you must be a rock lol.
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06/01/2005 12:00:58 AM
I've never loved the city- infact, I've always hated it with a deep passion. Yet this photograph makes me love the city. Absolutely stunning capture of lights and colors... well done!!
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12/30/2004 07:57:47 PM
Amazing
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12/30/2004 07:55:43 PM
DAMN!!! Sweet shot.
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10/10/2004 11:40:31 AM
I always wanted to get such a shot.
that is an amazing one. you will make me try again.
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10/09/2004 02:21:39 PM
Hey,
Congrats!!!Amazing snap!
Especially liked the sky colors and the never ending city view.
Keep up the good work.
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10/06/2004 09:39:40 AM
Wow... very cool image. What a great view of the city. Congrats on your ribbon!
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10/06/2004 07:49:42 AM
Congratulations on your Blue! This is an amazing shot and one of my favorites in this challenge with tough competition. Well done, well deserved!
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10/06/2004 06:40:24 AM
Congrats to ya on the bluey :)
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10/05/2004 08:21:11 PM
represent
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10/05/2004 07:48:16 PM
WOW OUTRAGUS !!!
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10/05/2004 06:50:34 PM
Sweet picture of my home town! Congrats!
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10/05/2004 10:31:35 AM
awesome shot!
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10/05/2004 08:33:08 AM
Excellent
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10/05/2004 08:07:30 AM
Very nice...!!!
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10/05/2004 05:58:27 AM
This is the best cityscape photo that I have ever seen. The colors.... Congratulations.
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10/05/2004 04:53:38 AM
That picture is real quality. I love city pictures, especially at dusk
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10/05/2004 03:38:55 AM
This is one of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen.
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10/05/2004 01:12:08 AM
Love the consistent light dots all the way through the entire image. Very cool, and complex. :) Great ratio of sky to city.
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10/04/2004 07:34:01 PM
Cudos on a Blue ribbon and great shot!!!
;-)
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10/04/2004 12:48:53 PM
Excellent Night Shot! Can I take a printout, with permission!
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10/04/2004 11:52:10 AM
Congratulations on the Blue. I was staring at this image for a long time, gave it a 10. It's looks absolutely beautiful.
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10/04/2004 07:44:15 AM
Great angle and wonderful detail throughout, Kirbic. Congrats on your blue!
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10/04/2004 05:21:53 AM
Congratulations! This is a great image, one of my few 10's in this challenge :-)
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10/04/2004 04:38:11 AM
Congatulations. a well deserved ribbon. What a complex City....:)
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10/04/2004 03:42:46 AM
What a shot, beautifully taken, congrats.
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10/04/2004 01:43:10 AM
That is some major complexity. Congratulations!
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10/04/2004 01:31:35 AM
That point of view has lended some beautiful shots. Well done, nice lighting.
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10/04/2004 01:25:35 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon well derserved
This is a fantastic shot and my only 10 given in the challenge
Great image So much detail
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10/04/2004 12:47:53 AM
Congratulations!! Amazing night scene.
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10/04/2004 12:25:37 AM
Amazing shot. Congratulations!
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10/04/2004 12:14:31 AM
My warmest congratulations in this ever complex city image. When I first saw the image I had the sense that this may be a great contender because of its breath and scope. All them there little lights glittering away. Congrats on your blue and may many more follow.
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10/04/2004 12:09:41 AM
Hot damn! first blue ribbon!

@flip89: I was aware of the other two shots, and hopefully I achieved my goal of an original take on this subject. I was in downtown Chicago all of week before last, and so my subject pretty much had to come from there.
Thanks to all the voters who saw what I saw in this shot.
10/04/2004 12:07:39 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous! Probably the best skyline I've ever seen. Congratulations.
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10/04/2004 12:05:54 AM
Very nice stuff, Fritz! Congratulations!
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10/04/2004 12:04:18 AM
Congrats!
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10/04/2004 12:03:23 AM
Congratulations! This is just wonderful! Three blues from the same vantage point (Hancock Tower in Chicago) but all different takes.

Message edited by author 2004-10-04 00:48:47.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 08:48:50 PM
You did really well in exposing this shot. Good colors and the patterns created by the lights add complexity to the whole image. High marks from me, I expect this to do very well. 10
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10/03/2004 08:29:30 PM
10
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10/03/2004 07:44:26 PM
My hometown! Beautiful day, perfect time of the day for a photograph like this. The lights of the streets and the car lights on the streets certainly weave a complex web. The result is stunning. There's a halo around the Sears Tower that you could probably tone down. Hope this wins (see archiral's winning photo and also my winning photo from the same location!).
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10/03/2004 03:51:55 PM
Incredible view. If it was darker with more contrast and a touch more saturation it would stand out more. 8
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10/03/2004 02:26:56 PM
100 PERFECT time of day for this magic scene. If you don't ribbon - I will be amazed. Congratulations.
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10/03/2004 03:14:56 AM
WOnderful cityscape and good job capturing the image at sunset.
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10/02/2004 11:51:02 PM
No good in a power cut though is it!
Excellent detail in this image and you can literally see for miles
A really very good photograph
and certainly very complex
Well done on a fantastic image my only 10 so far
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10/02/2004 10:04:56 PM
a very complex city...great picture...clear, sharp ...i like everything about this...10!
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10/02/2004 03:52:56 PM
I came back around to comment and decided to bump this from an 8 to a 9. Very nice photo that fits the challenge perfectly.
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10/02/2004 03:39:50 PM
I live about an hour away from that. I LOVE Chicago at night. The view is astounding!
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10/02/2004 10:17:55 AM
You climbed high :) and was worth...
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10/02/2004 12:48:11 AM
yea... very nice... is that Chicago? I would like this even more if the sun was completely set
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10/02/2004 12:15:21 AM
ABSOLUTELY stunning!!!!!!
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10/01/2004 09:11:01 PM
Beautiful
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09/30/2004 08:08:14 AM
Beautiful cityscape with excellent composition and exposure. Great job.
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09/30/2004 04:50:01 AM
awesome, I smell a ribbon here
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09/29/2004 11:33:17 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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09/29/2004 09:56:58 PM
Nothing more complex than the electrical system of a city. Bumping up
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09/29/2004 07:59:36 PM
Spectacular and amazing image!!
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09/29/2004 11:02:13 AM
FAB


Great shot
10 from me
hope to see this win
good luck
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09/29/2004 02:54:31 AM
Blue ribbon material for sure. Great complex of lights, color and individual window lighting. The clarity of the sunset is the icing on the cake. Great job!
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09/28/2004 08:14:56 PM
Excellent photo ! One of my favs !
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09/28/2004 05:01:46 PM
Wonderful!
What depth of detail! The colours and shapes of the buildings and lights are excellent. Feels like I can fly right into it and still see more and more. And a lovely sky to top it all off.

This is one of my top 10 images in this challenge.
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09/28/2004 11:11:58 AM
Oooooooooh. . . .VERY awesome! Easy 10 in my book.
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09/28/2004 11:06:01 AM
Speechless. If I lived in Chicago, I'd be buying a print of this. Very nicely done.
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09/28/2004 10:36:43 AM
Very nice.
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09/27/2004 09:16:26 PM
This is a great shot, and looks pretty complex to me. 10.
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09/27/2004 08:49:04 PM
Wow, look at all the lights. Beautiful city scene.
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09/27/2004 03:50:04 PM
Grand, very grand.
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09/27/2004 03:23:08 PM
Beautiful colors and geometry. I might have tried cropping out the lower inch of the photo to see if it added or detracted.
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09/27/2004 11:02:41 AM
excellent
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09/27/2004 07:24:30 AM
cool image, very cyber
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09/27/2004 03:54:18 AM
That is stunning.
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09/27/2004 01:04:02 AM
Beautiful cityscape
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