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Cacophony
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Cacophony
Cacophony
1/320 at f/5.6; Lens 17-85; Focal Length 61mm; ISO 200

A shot of the Wrigley Building bridge taken from the Tribune plaza across the street. Chicago, Illinois.

The visual cacophony of this bridge set against the other buildings made me dizzy with a feeling of concrete claustrophobia. I like the way the bridge is nestled amongst all the other "business," compelling one's eye to cozy right up and get planted there.
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Mauro Martinez
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    Gee this is lovely I love the composition and the colors congrats on a great image

5/22/2006 11:12:30 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow John this is a great capture, love the angles and tones.

5/22/2006 11:28:52 AM

 
John Caruso
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Mauro & Lynne--

Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate you taking a look!

5/22/2006 12:15:18 PM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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Love this chicago picture!

5/22/2006 12:46:20 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Luigi. I appreciate your comment!

5/22/2006 1:39:18 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I missed this, John! Fantastic city capture... fingers crossed!

8/27/2007 10:31:30 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Chris! I've always liked this one, and I've resubmitted it three or four times. It's finally a finalist after all that!

8/27/2007 12:14:36 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your Finalist John...

8/27/2007 12:29:46 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fantastic POV and composition, John! Finally the judges saw what they were missing those first 3 times! Congratulations on your finalist!

8/27/2007 12:32:24 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so much Eileen and Colleen!

8/27/2007 12:38:36 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, John! Colleen is right; sometimes we have to be patient with our undoubtedly overwhelmed judges, and let them suddenly see what they've glanced over, in the past ;) I'm a firm believer in resubmitting!

8/27/2007 1:14:14 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Chris! Sometimes I feel like dedicating a whole month to re-subs, LOL!

8/27/2007 1:15:37 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations John, great perspective and design!!

8/27/2007 1:15:51 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you Donna!

8/27/2007 1:16:45 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Way to go, John! So glad you kept the faith. This is a terrific design elements shot with wonderful pov and tones. Congratulations and good luck.

8/27/2007 2:28:05 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is outstanding John... I love it!!! Way to go!!

8/27/2007 2:48:34 PM

 
John Caruso
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It's so wonderful to hear from you Nikki and Kara! I really appreciate your well wishes!

8/27/2007 3:56:09 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Wonderful lines and comp John! Congratulations on your finalist :-)

8/27/2007 6:03:57 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrat John on this awesome finalist!

8/27/2007 7:25:43 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations John - this is a beautiful finalist!

8/27/2007 7:29:42 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Excellent job John! I really like this one! Congrats on your finalist and good luck in the next round!

8/27/2007 10:27:51 PM

 
John Caruso
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I tip my hat in thanks to you Susan, Tamera, Michelle, and Carol. Your kind words mean so much to me!

8/28/2007 5:17:49 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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John, Congratulations on this awesome finalist!

Judyann <><

8/28/2007 5:33:44 PM

 
Susana Heide
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With your skillful composition you have made this otherwise busy scene look very organized!!! Love the layer of light going across the building! CONGRATS John!!

8/28/2007 8:05:40 PM

 
Corné Arts
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First of all congrats on your finalist. I like it very much with all the lines and bridge. Colours are really nice too. Think it makes me a bit dizzy too ;-) Best wishes from holland Corné

8/29/2007 2:54:54 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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How can I have missed this one before?!?!?!?!?!?!
I LOVE it! The POV, composition, lighting, detail and colors are excellent. Congratulations on your finalist John!

8/29/2007 3:21:59 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you so very, very much Judyanne, Susana, Corne, and Katarina! I am so humbled at all of your very complimentary comments!

8/29/2007 5:08:08 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Oh yesssss!!!! An official winner--not just a winner in all our books :) Way to go, John. Congratulations on the 2nd place win.

8/29/2007 8:28:13 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BIG CONGRATS John on your second place win WTG!

8/29/2007 8:35:41 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congrats, John!!! Way to go.. :-)

Bob

8/29/2007 8:55:02 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Nikki, Nancy, and Bob. I'm still shocked since this didn't even make a runner-up (EFP) the first three times I entered it!

Thanks again!

8/29/2007 9:05:23 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats John!

8/29/2007 9:13:03 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on this well deserved WINNER!

It was fun competing with you for the gold.

8/29/2007 9:14:03 AM

 
Dr Silly
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1ST thing John congrats on your finalist. 2ND off congratulations on your Gold. :O)

8/29/2007 9:30:14 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Michelle, Les, and Doc! I appreciate it very much!

8/29/2007 9:35:13 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOOOO HOOOO!!! Way to go John!!!
WELL DONE!!
CONGRATULATIONS on this very fine WINNER!!!

~Jeana~

8/29/2007 9:37:52 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Congrats to you on this fantastic winner! Whoohooo! GREAT!!!!!

8/29/2007 9:39:48 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on your win, John! I'm so happy for you!

8/29/2007 9:52:12 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hooray for you, John. Congratulations!!

8/29/2007 9:54:20 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, John! :)

8/29/2007 10:15:36 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on your second place win John! Way to go!!

8/29/2007 10:17:47 AM

 
John Caruso
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I thank you Jeana, Autum, Colleen, Mitch, Jenny and Michelle for your very generous outpouring of support!

8/29/2007 10:28:45 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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John, John, John... what more is there to say?! Congratulations on your Win! And on a resub, too; you know when your images are worthy!

8/29/2007 10:43:27 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Very cool image, John. Congrats on the win!

8/29/2007 10:51:53 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Chris! You were the inspiration to resubmit!

Thanks to you, too, Mick. I appreciate you taking a look!

8/29/2007 11:01:12 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Of all of your photos this one is my favorite, John! I love it! Big congratulations on your win!

8/29/2007 11:33:10 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this GREAT Winner, John!!!
Cesar

8/29/2007 12:23:01 PM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Congrats to you,John!!

8/29/2007 12:24:10 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Big congratulations, John, on this well-deserved win!!! And what an inspiration to the rest of us to keep on trying!

Judyann <><

8/29/2007 12:33:25 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, John.

8/29/2007 1:18:47 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, John, on this dynamic Second Place win!

8/29/2007 1:26:07 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks a million Sharon, Cesar, Jillian, Judyann, Kay, and Terry! Your words of support mean so much to me!

8/29/2007 2:11:51 PM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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A Yeehaw from Tennessee! :-) WTG John, big congratulations on a well deserved win!

8/29/2007 3:36:05 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Wooooooo hoooooooooo on your well deserved second place win John!!!! This shows to always have faith in your photos. Congrats!

8/29/2007 5:24:36 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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A HUGE CONGRATS ON THIS FANTASTIC, WELL DESERVED WIN!!!!!! My kinda town!

8/29/2007 7:56:21 PM

 
John Caruso
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I just love that enthusiasm Cheryl, Susan, and Margie! Thanks so much!

8/29/2007 9:37:59 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big Big congrats on your fantastic winner John !!WTG!!

8/29/2007 9:46:46 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks oodles, Sylvia!

8/29/2007 9:47:29 PM

 
Janine Russell
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John, great tones, detail, lighting, point of view and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

8/29/2007 10:17:30 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I am THRILLED about the yellow button you got for this EXCELLENT picture John! A favourite of mine...

Congratulations!!!

8/29/2007 11:29:19 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this awesome winner, John!

8/30/2007 2:38:33 AM

 
John Caruso
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I appreciate it so much, Janine, Katarina, and Wally!

8/30/2007 5:18:33 AM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Really nice shot, John! I've passed by this place too many times to count, but never thought to capture this! Great eye!

Congrats,
Mike B-

8/30/2007 5:36:32 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Mike! I know how you feel: so many times I see a photo and think, "Why didn't I see that!" Thanks for looking.

8/31/2007 5:11:04 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Outstanding!!!! CONGRATULATIONS John!!!! Well deserved WINNER :0)

8/31/2007 9:39:42 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you very much, Datha!

8/31/2007 10:47:34 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations, too, on your BP Snapshot Newsletter feature. This one is finally going to town for you. Love it.

9/25/2007 3:39:23 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Nikki gets up earlier than I do, apparently ;) Congratulations on the inclusion in Snapshot, John! Your image has become the "newsletter ambassador" for the Chicago Summit!

9/25/2007 3:53:41 AM

 
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Hi John!

Congrats to your winning photo! I love this shot. I will be at the summit this weekend, will you be there? It will be nice to meet a classmate.

Sibylle Basel

9/25/2007 4:08:14 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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What better shot of Chicago could they have chosen for the newsletter, John! Congrats!!!

9/25/2007 4:33:59 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you so much Nikki, Chris, Sibylle, and Margie! I was shocked to look at my e-mail this morning and see this pic popping up in the newsletter.

9/25/2007 5:07:54 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WOW, John!!! Something like that happened to me too. But I was not shocked; I was VERY HAPPY to see your beautiful photograph in the newsletter. Great job!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Cesar

9/25/2007 5:19:38 AM

 
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Wonderful architectural image John...Congrats on both the Win and being featured in Snapshot!

9/25/2007 5:35:06 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Fantastic imgage, John! Congratulations on Snapshot feature! :)

9/25/2007 6:02:19 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Woo hoo! Congrats on your Snapshot Feature John!

9/25/2007 6:09:58 AM

 
John Caruso
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I am so happy to have such great support from you all, Cesar, Corinne, Marie, and Michelle! I truly appreciate your kind words.

9/25/2007 8:00:47 AM

 
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Congratulations for making Snapshots, John! It really is a special photo!

9/25/2007 7:55:09 PM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Way to go, John. Great shot, excellent representation of Chicago for the newsletter. Those visiting Chicago for the 1st time will be awe-struck by its architectural landscape- a photographer's paradise.

Congrats!!
Regards,
Mike B-

9/26/2007 3:29:55 AM

 
John Caruso
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A sincere thanks to you Susan and Michael!

And Michael, I do hope visitors to the summit enjoy all the fantastic photo opportunities--both obvious and tucked away--that the city provides!

9/26/2007 4:58:22 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Woohoo, John! This was just in the "Images of Chicago" gallery link, in today's Snapshot newsletter!

1/29/2008 7:29:20 AM

 
John Caruso
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No kidding? I haven't even had a chance to take a look at it yet. Thanks for the heads up, Chris!

1/29/2008 7:36:09 AM

 
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