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Chicago at Night
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Chicago at Night
Chicago at Night
© Tali Kimelman
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
 
Jagadeesh Dev
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    Great cityscape!

5/9/2006 12:23:11 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Amazing image..great view!! Very well done!

5/9/2006 3:32:55 PM

 
Paula Kelly
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Lovely image Tali!

5/9/2006 5:23:21 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Tali, excellent detail, lighting and colors.

5/9/2006 10:35:59 PM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Congratulations on being a finalist and good luck in the next round

6/21/2006 6:15:10 AM

 
Sakthik .

member since: 12/9/2005
 

Tali

This is an amazing shot. It has a lot of potential chance to win FIRST place. Lets wait and see.

-Sakthik

6/21/2006 7:01:55 AM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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Lovely night shot. Taken from the John Hancock Tower, right? Congrats

6/21/2006 11:23:42 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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This is a spectacular view of Chicago! I would love to know where you were and how you took it. Congratulations on reaching the finals.

6/21/2006 4:28:24 PM

 
Tali Kimelman

member since: 2/6/2006
 

Thank you everybody! It was taken from the John Hancock tower, floor 96th. There is a lounge there and you can take pictures while you have some drinks :)

6/21/2006 5:14:43 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Great capture at twilight.

6/22/2006 11:42:05 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Awesome image, congratulations on your win!

6/23/2006 1:23:00 AM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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EXCELLENT CAPTURE. CONGRATS WELL DESERVED WIN!!
JOHN

6/23/2006 4:04:50 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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Excellent work!!

6/23/2006 7:27:51 AM

 
Graham D. Sher
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super shot and well deserved win!

6/23/2006 3:22:22 PM

 
gloria s. kasse vega
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Great city, great picture, congratulations!!

6/23/2006 4:23:37 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations on your great win!!!

6/23/2006 7:23:04 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Tali, congratulations on your Second Place win.

6/23/2006 8:30:40 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Tali. What an excellent cityscape.

6/25/2006 1:57:24 PM

 
Cris . ( D.K. )
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Amazing!

6/30/2006 7:07:47 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Absolutely beautiful; terrific capture of the overall city lights!

7/2/2006 1:37:27 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Great colors and tremendous depth and detail, Tali! Many congrats on your win!

7/3/2006 3:47:18 PM

 
Lynnmarie Daley
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This is an awesome shot...WOW! So much detail, great clarity, DOF is fantastic, and the color!!! Looks like molten lava pouring down the streets. Congratulations on a well deserved win.

7/5/2006 2:20:48 PM

 
Kate Whitehead
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Yes, fantastic image - it's as though the city is sitting on embers, glowing.
Would you mind sharing how you took the photo - camera settings. And also if/ how much work you did on it afterwards.
I don't mean to take the magic out of your capture, I'd love to be able to shoot something like that myself one day.
Thanks, Kate

7/7/2006 6:54:51 AM

 
Tali Kimelman

member since: 2/6/2006
 

Kate,

Sure, I used a tripod, one of those really little ones standing on the floor of John Hancock Tower, floor 96.
f-stop: 3.5, shutter speed 1 sec. ISO 100. Focal Length 28 mm.

Post processing included levels, shadows and highlights and curves. Also a little of the lens distortion filter and finally crop. Mmmm, I think that's pretty much it.
Hope it's useful to you.

Tali

7/7/2006 10:48:53 AM

 
Kate Whitehead
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Thanks, Tali. Definitely useful. I'm sure you if you gave a print of that to the barman in the lounge on the 96th floor you'd get drinks on the house all night!
Cheers, Kate

7/7/2006 6:13:26 PM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Astounding! What lens did you use here?
A real winner!
Wayne

7/9/2006 8:53:43 AM

 
Jennie 

member since: 6/21/2006
 

Tali, didn't know you are on this website as well. Congrats on the win. This picture is awesome. I've never seen Chicago this beautiful~:D
Jennie

7/13/2006 11:59:58 AM

 
Tali Kimelman

member since: 2/6/2006
 

Wayne, I used the lens that comes with the kit. 18 - 55 mm, focal length was 28 mm.

7/13/2006 1:37:07 PM

 
Dave Hymers

member since: 3/30/2006
 

Congrats :) Awesome shot, its like I've slipped into Blade Runner.

7/20/2006 3:42:39 PM

 
Lisa Pullen
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Enchanting capture of a beautiful city! Well done! Congratulations on your win!

7/21/2006 8:50:11 AM

 
Lisa Clark
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Incredible shot and post processing work. Looks like the city is a glow. Congratulations on a well deserved win.

7/22/2006 2:08:05 PM

 
Jared Stillwell

member since: 5/18/2003
 

Great skyline shot Tali! A winner for sure. Congratulations!

7/25/2006 1:49:18 PM

 
Milan Banik
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awesome shot ,congratulations on your win and snapshot feature.

10/31/2006 5:28:07 AM

 
Arnold Horwitz
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Great capture, Tali! Congratulations on your win and appearing in a snapshot .

10/31/2006 8:04:17 AM

 
Julie Lee

member since: 3/6/2006
 

WOW, now that is cool!!

10/31/2006 8:14:38 AM

 
Paul J. Urbano
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Awesome image! Love everything about it.

10/31/2006 10:55:25 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Tali, congratulations on your feature in SnapShot.

10/31/2006 1:41:24 PM

 
Rose Jenkins

member since: 7/6/2004
 

Absolutely breathtaking.
Congratulations.

10/31/2006 2:38:08 PM

 
Ben LindoPhotography

member since: 12/6/2005
 

The city is totally lit up, almost like its on fire, awesome.

10/31/2006 3:42:36 PM

 
Wanda-Lynn Searles
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Totally Awesome image of the city!
Congratulations on your win!

10/31/2006 4:47:07 PM

 
anonymous A. 

member since: 9/19/2005
 

Stunning! Such a sense of ponderous immobility in an image that is at the same moment graceful and light. A wonderful paradox achieved with great aplomb. I am in awe!

10/31/2006 9:42:11 PM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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member since: 9/8/2005
 

Congratulations on your feature in Snapshot,Tali! A great capture!

11/1/2006 3:11:54 AM

 
Tali Kimelman

member since: 2/6/2006
 

Thank you all for the kind comments, it really means a lot to me.

11/1/2006 4:00:32 AM

 
Ben LindoPhotography

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11/1/2006 4:45:19 PM

 
Jennifer Cuscino

member since: 6/12/2006
 

WOW! Excellent.

11/3/2006 2:24:45 PM

 
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