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Chicago Redux
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Chicago Redux
Chicago Redux
f5.6, 28 seconds, 47mm, location, night, etc. Reworked the sky. Removed light and particle pollution.
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Canon EOS 20D Digi...
 
 
 
Lynne Morris
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    What a wonderful pan view of chicago at night Jim, great work!

4/22/2006 11:24:07 PM

 
Paula Kelly
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Excellent image. WoW ! is the word for this photo.

4/23/2006 2:44:57 AM

 
Charlene Taylor
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This is really a rare and perfect picture Jim! I love this!

4/23/2006 2:02:59 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Beautiful, Jim!!! Awesome work!!

4/23/2006 3:19:40 PM

 
Jim Macino
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Thanks Lynne, Paula, Charlene, and Amy. This is the latest rendering of sixteen 8MB RAW pictures that make up the panorarama. The project is about 6 months old, and has included 5 learning trips to Chicago to study lighting, wind, artificial horizon, and freezing temps. This sequence was shot at about 10:30 pm on a Friday night.

4/23/2006 5:18:41 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Jim, excellent colors, lighting, exposure and clarity.

4/23/2006 9:37:18 PM

 
Colleen Rohrbaugh
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Jim this is a lovely photo would love tp have a copy for a large wall hanging,love how the stars stand out.The lighting is also gorgeous and I took a peek at your gallery love your car collection,nice work.
Coleen Rohrbaugh.

5/19/2006 11:54:36 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Superb!!!

5/21/2006 4:27:12 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Many congratulations and good luck in the next round :)

5/21/2006 9:02:23 PM

 
Charlene Taylor
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Congratulations on making finalist with this exceptional picture Jim!

5/22/2006 6:42:59 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Don't know how I ever missed this, Jim. Being from Chicago, I am usually looking for Chicago shots. It is absolutely fabulous! Congratulations on this stunning finalist!

5/22/2006 8:41:33 AM

 
Jim Macino
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Thanks to Janine, Colleen, Diane, Lynne, Charlene and Nadya. Nadya, I think one sure way to slip past the radar, is to enter the contest via your gallery. It seems that if you saved a picture to your gallery 2 weeks ago, and entered it into the contest today, it would bypass the "incoming photos" and fall in place with photos that were "incoming" 2 weeks ago. So, you can just about guarantee that nobody will comment on your photo, good or bad. Getting too technical here...thanks again.

5/22/2006 9:01:10 AM

 
john dunne
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Outstanding. I hope you win.

5/22/2006 3:02:21 PM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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This is beyond amazing! I am happy its a winner, one of the best skylines ever

5/22/2006 11:24:35 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on being a winner Jim, well deserved!

5/23/2006 10:40:17 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Jim, congratulations on your Second Place win.

5/23/2006 11:44:10 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Having lived in Chicago at one time and having seen the skyline so many times in so many different environments, I'm still sitting here looking at this excellent presentation in awe! An incredible job Jim, and a well deserved win!

5/24/2006 7:04:31 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win

5/24/2006 1:47:31 PM

 
Jim Macino
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John, Luigi, Lynne, Janine, Mike, Cathy, thank you all so much. I try to make it a point to look over the galleries of the folks that took time to send me a comment. There are some real photographic works in your galleries, thanks again for the nod.

5/24/2006 2:36:32 PM

 
Colleen Rohrbaugh
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Congratulations,I had commented ealerier to this photo,I am Glad it placed in the winnings.CR

5/24/2006 4:20:38 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A beautiful and well deserved winner, congratulations Jim

5/25/2006 11:31:54 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Simply fabulous!!!
Congratulations on your great win!!!

5/27/2006 8:28:33 PM

 
Jim Macino
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Colleen, Donna, & Nobi, Thank you all.

Jim

5/30/2006 5:14:30 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations Jim, on this fabulous win!

5/30/2006 3:37:18 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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A belated but big congratulations on this winner!!!

6/2/2006 5:39:19 AM

 
Iryna Varabei
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This is just stunning! You made it a fabolous city! Congrts!

6/3/2006 10:01:40 AM

 
Jim Macino
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Thank you to Nadya and Ronald. Iryna, spaceba bolshoi. I enjoyed looking through all your galleries. Good stuff!

6/5/2006 3:57:15 PM

 
Sharrie Thomas
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Wow, what a great job! I like the way you worked the sky.

7/19/2006 5:29:38 PM

 
Michele Jarvis
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Congrats on the 2nd place winning of this photo. Personally I think it should have been the grand prize winner. It is fabulous! It is amazing that you used 8 photos to make this one. What program did you use to stitch it all together so seamlessly? Gorgeous everything!!!!

9/5/2006 7:27:11 PM

 
Jim Macino
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Thank you Michele,
Actually it started out as 16 photos. I used photoshop to merge the 16 RAW frames. Each one was 8+ megs, so the automatic photomerge ran out of gas, even though my computer has 4 GB of RAM.
So, it took about 3 weeks of after hours work to manually merge the frames.
Each frame lost from 10% to 50% in width to correct for barrel distortion, keystoning, etc. Grand prize winner? Nah! Not creative enough ;o)

9/9/2006 11:11:00 AM

 
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