The High Life

© Mike Umbreit

The High Life

Roxanne M. Bubar level-classic 5/1/2008 4:51:07 AM

Stunning vivid colors.
Outstanding presentation, details and reflections.
I think we will be seeing this beauty again #912420

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/1/2008 4:54:33 AM

Love the POV you have, Mike.

Dominick #5866685

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/1/2008 4:55:38 AM

Yup, we will see this one again.

Dominick #5866697

Deb Koskovich 5/1/2008 4:56:03 AM

Wow -- amazing pov and clarity, Mike. Can't wait to see more in this series! #5866701

Jeff Robinson level-classic 5/1/2008 4:59:54 AM

Excellent perspective and capture Mike! Jeff #5866741

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 5/1/2008 5:03:15 AM

Wonderful perspective and colors, Mike. Just beautiful. #5866775

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 5/1/2008 5:04:37 AM

Interesting, I've seen you as a nature photographer, but I see now that you have more talents. Nice POV, great clarity and composition! Just excellent! I think too, that we'll see this again. #5866786

Jeana Clark level-classic 5/1/2008 5:17:46 AM

A trip to Chicago with Mike!!!
Can't Wait!!!
This is FANTASTIC!!!!
Awesome perspective..
wonderful color..
outstanding details!!!
I agree...we'll see this again!!!
Great work!!

~J~ #5866858

Anna Diederich level-classic 5/1/2008 5:20:35 AM

Awesome perspective, Mike! We'll most definitly see this one again. :) #5866871

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 5/1/2008 5:27:24 AM

WOWZA!!!! #5866930

Laurie Daily level-classic 5/1/2008 5:38:24 AM

Incredible color, pov, and lines...can't look up for too makes my head spin. Fabulous, Mike! #5867022

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 5/1/2008 6:21:45 AM

Dazzling color and fantastic design elements, Mike!! Taken from a dynamic POV, as well!! #5867262

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/1/2008 9:20:04 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOW, Awsome colors and POV Mike, beautiful capture! #5867910

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/1/2008 10:06:20 AM

Great study in blue, Mike. Love it! #5868135

Kathleen M. Rinker level-classic 5/1/2008 3:40:21 PM

Awesome great color, detail, clarity, and love the reflection!! #5869485

Michael S. Baker level-classic 5/1/2008 4:31:17 PM

VERY NICE JOB, Mike! You've got the eye, regardless of subject (nature, now cityscape). Love the deep blue color and the condo (elements of design). It's amazing what one may find simply by looking up!

Nice work, nice title!
Mike B- #5869637

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 5/1/2008 4:52:27 PM

AWESOME shot, Mike! #5869708

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/1/2008 7:42:24 PM

Thanks so much for all of the comments! I am so glad to hear that people think that I can do the city shots as well as the nature shots! I was out of my element but I really enjoyed the experience! - Mike #5870230

Christian Rosito level-classic 5/1/2008 10:00:48 PM

Excellent work here Mike! The perspective and tones are wonderful! #5870704

Jennifer L. Alder 5/1/2008 10:17:12 PM

Really fantastic perspective, color and lines, Mike. Chicago is SO FUN!! :)
Look forward to the rest of the shots... #5870739

Kathy Reeves level-classic 5/2/2008 3:41:07 AM

Wow!! A sure winner! #5871785

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/2/2008 5:22:57 PM

Christian/Jennifer/Kathy - Thanks so much! - Mike #5875400

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 5/9/2008 5:53:46 AM

Wonderful POV, colors and lines. A great photograph, Mike!!!
Cesar #5903971

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/9/2008 3:10:46 PM

Cesar - Thanks! - Mike #5905890

Tiia Vissak level-classic 5/23/2008 12:31:26 AM

Congratulations! #5965091

Sharon level-classic 5/23/2008 12:34:53 AM

Congrats on your EFP and POTD !!!! Both well-derserved...this is amazing. #5965104

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/23/2008 12:41:31 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Win, Mike, waiting for more to come!!!

Dominick #5965126

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/23/2008 12:54:38 AM

WTG buddy, HUGE CONGRAT'S on your AWSOME POTD!!! #5965133

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 5/23/2008 1:06:20 AM

Big congrats, Mike!!! A super POTD win! :) #5965141

Avril Young level-classic 5/23/2008 1:14:53 AM

awesome shot, excellent composition.
congrats! #5965165

Bill Houghton 5/23/2008 2:16:43 AM

This is such an outstanding shot Mike. Congratulations on your beautiful POTD. Bill

Check out my new website at:

Bill Houghton Photography


Susan J. Allen level-classic 5/23/2008 2:28:56 AM

Wow! #5965271

Karen Engelbreth 5/23/2008 2:29:57 AM

WOW - cool shot...
Big congrats on your POTD, Mike! #5965273

Katarina Mansson level-classic 5/23/2008 2:52:40 AM

Great POV and perspective. Lovely colors and detail. Congratulations on your excellent POTD Mike! #5965321

Michelle Alton level-classic 5/23/2008 2:54:33 AM

Everything works on this exceptional shot, Mike. Huge Winner here. Congratulations on POTD!
Michelle #5965324

Deb Koskovich 5/23/2008 3:06:26 AM

Way to go, my friend!! #5965345

Karen K. Givens level-classic 5/23/2008 3:15:31 AM

Congratulations on beautiful photo of the day. Very nice work. :) #5965366

Mike Clime 5/23/2008 3:28:30 AM

Big congratulations on your POTD, Mike! These golden goose eggs are really hard to come by. #5965393

Michael G. Marshall 5/23/2008 3:47:27 AM

Congratulations Mike on your wonderful POTD! Beautifully composed! Michael #5965489

Anna Diederich level-classic 5/23/2008 3:49:54 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Mike! I just love this! #5965503

Vicki L. Filippin 5/23/2008 4:30:43 AM

What an awesome, awesome, image, my friend!! #5965685

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/23/2008 4:32:06 AM

Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!

I am speechless.......

I truly appreciate all of the support!!!

Thanks!!! - Mike #5965695

Ronald F. Fischer 5/23/2008 4:55:47 AM

Congrats to this awesome POTD, Mike! #5965846

Danielle Fuller 5/23/2008 4:59:30 AM

Mike, congrats on your POTD!!!!! Very well done. #5965878

Derek D. Dafoe 5/23/2008 5:17:43 AM

WTG Buddy!! Great POTD!! COngrats!! #5965979

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 5/23/2008 5:21:21 AM

Yes, we got to see this again, and hopefully that's not the last of it! Big congratulations on your POTD, Mike! #5966001

Mike Perez level-classic 5/23/2008 5:26:06 AM

The perfect image, Mike! Great POV, lines, reflections and colors! Congratulations on the POTD. We should see it again. #5966035

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/23/2008 5:27:20 AM

Incredible colors, perspective and design Mike. A beautiful potd, congrats! #5966042

Kathy L. Clark 5/23/2008 5:36:35 AM

Oh Mike congratulations on your beautiful POTD. Very nice composition and color. WTG guy. #5966083

Kathleen M. Rinker 5/23/2008 5:48:37 AM

Huge congrats my friend!! #5966138

Patricia A. Stalter 5/23/2008 5:49:07 AM

Wow! I am so happy for you! :) :) :) #5966140

Dianna Hauf level-classic 5/23/2008 6:07:28 AM

Totally awesome, incredible POV and how I love that deep blue color! Congratulations Mike. #5966273

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/23/2008 6:18:25 AM


This is awesome Mike!

jo ann c. #5966375

Daniella Puente level-classic 5/23/2008 6:24:43 AM

EXCELLENT photo ++++ #5966414

Amy Weiland 5/23/2008 6:25:54 AM

Congrats on your POD, Mike! Excellent POV and color! #5966420

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/23/2008 6:58:25 AM

Beautiful blues!
Captivating perspective and pov!
Congrats on your wonderful POTD!
~♥~Lisa #5966523

A P 5/23/2008 7:33:06 AM

Congrats Mike on your POTD. #5966606

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/23/2008 8:05:04 AM

Very cool shot! Congratulations on your POTD! #5966721

Angie Sidles level-classic 5/23/2008 8:14:21 AM

Mike, HUGE CONGRATS to you on your POTD!! This is amazing work my friend!! :) #5966744

Karen Rahlf 5/23/2008 8:28:53 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful POTD. Great composition and colors! #5966783

Kristi A. Howson 5/23/2008 8:29:27 AM

Love the blues and towering perspective Mike. Congratulations! #5966785

Christian Rosito level-classic 5/23/2008 9:22:35 AM

Well done Mike, wonderful to find this as the POTD, Congratulations! #5967007

Jim Britt 5/23/2008 9:24:30 AM

Nice architecture shot. Congrats on your POTD... #5967016

Jeana Clark level-classic 5/23/2008 9:31:06 AM

I'm a little late..but BIG congrats on this fabulous POTD Mike!!!!

~J~ #5967038

Denise Denomy level-classic 5/23/2008 10:25:34 AM

STUNNING CAPTURE, Mike! Great POV, color & clarity! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR EP & POTD! :0) #5967194

Kathleen R. Struckle level-classic 5/23/2008 11:39:17 AM

Awesome capture. Great POV,beautiful color.Congrats on POTD!! #5967401

Lorri Shank level-classic 5/23/2008 12:20:49 PM

Incredible detail and color! Congrats! #5967565

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/23/2008 12:27:07 PM

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments!!!

I remember previewing this image in the camera and thinking "Wow, that is a cool shot!".

That is one of my favorite things about photography...the rush of getting a good shot!

Now if I can just figure out how to do that every time! :)

Thanks again!!!

Mike #5967590

Joy Rector level-classic 5/23/2008 12:50:15 PM

congrats on the POTD #5967670

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 5/23/2008 1:05:13 PM

EXCELLENT !! Congrats on your POTD !!! #5967754

Stanley C. Sims 5/23/2008 1:39:25 PM

Congratulation Mike, on a wonderful shot. #5967867

Laurie Daily level-classic 5/23/2008 2:24:19 PM

WoW! Congrats, Mike, on your fabulous POTD!!! Makes me think I really do need to get out to the big city one of these days. Sure love seeing this one again! #5968049

Jeff Robinson level-classic 5/23/2008 3:41:12 PM

Congrats Mike on your Outstanding POTD!! Jeff #5968324

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/23/2008 4:29:29 PM

HUGE (tall building) CONGRATS to you Mike! Awesome man! You caught a big fish today buddy! -Laura Swan #5968467

Michael S. Baker level-classic 5/23/2008 6:52:35 PM

This is MAJOR, Mike!!!! Big congrats on your POTD. This is an absolutely awesome image!
Mike B- #5968920

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 5/23/2008 6:52:39 PM

Way to go Mike!!!! Congratulations on a fantastic capture, and well deserved POTD!!! Just beautiful! A winner for sure!!! Laura #5968921

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/23/2008 8:12:39 PM

Thanks so much!! I am honored by all of these comments!!! - Mike #5969249

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 5/23/2008 9:50:29 PM

I was very happy to see your beautiful photograph in my inbox this morning, Mike.
Congratulations on this well-deserved POTD!!!
Cesar #5969477

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/24/2008 4:34:44 AM

Cesar - Thanks so much! - Mike #5970222

James R. Hardy level-classic 5/24/2008 6:04:00 AM

Wow, very, very, very nice shot. I love it. Congrats on the Photo of the Day. #5970510

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/24/2008 11:37:15 PM

Gorgeous, graceful perspective shot, Mike!
CONGRATULATIONS on your very well-deserved POTD! #5973806

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/25/2008 5:47:42 AM

James/Mary - Thanks! I truly appreciate your comments!! - Mike #5974436

Steven W. Lepak level-classic 5/25/2008 4:20:23 PM

Bravo Mike! Congrats on your POTD. Love the perspective on this one. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven #5976232

Margaret Anna Durkin 5/26/2008 4:29:34 PM

Congratulation Mike! Wow! Love the colors and detail. #5980428

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/26/2008 7:24:02 PM

Steven/Margaret - Thanks! - Mike #5981071

Cheryl Meisel 5/30/2008 6:12:25 AM

WOW unreal shot! Super!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this!
Cherylm #5996619

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/30/2008 3:20:48 PM

Cheryl - Thanks! - Mike #5998472

Jennifer L. Alder 6/19/2008 9:58:25 AM

Congrats again, Mike, and good luck in the next round!!!! :) #6079076

Christian Rosito level-classic 6/19/2008 10:13:27 AM

Wonderful to see this one again. Congratualtions Mike! #6079248

Steven W. Lepak level-classic 6/19/2008 11:07:49 AM

Congrats Mike! Keep it going. Best Regards, Steven #6079859

Tiia Vissak level-classic 6/19/2008 11:27:23 AM

Congratulations again! #6080052

Dianna Hauf level-classic 6/19/2008 11:41:32 AM

GOOD on you Mike!!! Congrats!!!!


Marisol Pastor 6/19/2008 12:24:03 PM

Wonderful color, composition and perspective. Congratulations. #6080427

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/19/2008 1:38:43 PM

Congratulations, Mike! #6080754

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 6/19/2008 3:58:27 PM

Way to go, Mike! I hope this will be a winner! #6081290

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/19/2008 4:03:08 PM

Thanks so much!! May was a very good month for me! :) I appreciate all of the comments! I have learned so much from everybody since I joined BP nearly a year ago! - Mike #6081313

Jeana Clark level-classic 6/19/2008 4:43:14 PM

I think you're WELL on your way for a WIN here Mike!!!

~J~ #6081501

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/19/2008 4:51:21 PM

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6081553

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/19/2008 7:02:36 PM

Jeana/Peaches - Thanks!!! - Mike #6082108

Amy Weiland 6/19/2008 7:02:54 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Mike! I love this picture. :) #6082111

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/19/2008 9:07:58 PM


Hey- We miss you on the SSS club. Please come back!

So happy for you buddy! -Laura Swan #6082702

Vicki L. Filippin 6/20/2008 4:50:41 AM

TOTALLY saw this finalist coming, Mike! Waiting to see it place, now!
:-) #6083895

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/20/2008 6:19:00 AM

Amy/Laura/Vicki - Thanks!!! - Mike #6084270

Renata Gusciora level-classic 6/20/2008 8:32:07 AM

Big congratulations,Mike! #6084886

Mike Clime 6/20/2008 12:30:48 PM

Way to go Mike, on this great winner! Keep looking up! #6085762

Angie Sidles level-classic 6/20/2008 12:32:11 PM

Congrats on this beautiful WINNER Mike! #6085778

Vicki L. Filippin 6/20/2008 12:33:54 PM

WTG, MIKE #6085796

Marisol Pastor 6/20/2008 12:38:33 PM

Congratulations Mike! #6085835

Jennifer L. Alder 6/20/2008 12:40:20 PM

FANTASTIC Winning image, Mike! BIG congrats to you! :) #6085846

Tiia Vissak level-classic 6/20/2008 12:46:00 PM

Congratulations! #6085907

Renata Gusciora level-classic 6/20/2008 12:46:47 PM

Big congratulations,Mike!!!:-) #6085914

Anita Hogue level-classic 6/20/2008 12:54:24 PM

Congratulations, Mike! #6085998

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 6/20/2008 12:59:52 PM

I knew it would be a winner! Congratulations, Mike!! #6086051

Nadya Johnson 6/20/2008 1:06:33 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Mike! #6086119

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/20/2008 1:14:26 PM

Thanks so much!!! My first win!!! Wow...I think I may have to go out tonight and celebrate! :) - Mike

And yes...I will keep looking up!!! #6086181

Jeana Clark level-classic 6/20/2008 1:33:34 PM

Big Congrats To You!!!!!
You BETTER Celebrate!!!!

~J~ #6086282

Deb Koskovich 6/20/2008 1:40:55 PM

Hooray Mike! We got our first wins in the same month!! #6086335

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/20/2008 2:57:05 PM

WTG Mike, congratulations! #6086672

A P 6/20/2008 3:26:17 PM

Congratulations on your win, Mike #6086801

Sam Britt 6/20/2008 4:49:03 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Mike! #6087053

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/20/2008 5:44:34 PM

Thanks! I just got back from having some pizza and a couple of cold ones...I really know how to celebrate! :) - Mike #6087237

Vladan D. Djordjevic 6/20/2008 6:57:27 PM

Congratulations on your terrific winner, Mike! #6087507

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 8:03:05 PM

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087778

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 6/21/2008 12:58:24 AM

WTG, Mike! #6088468

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 6/21/2008 3:05:19 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Mike!!!! #6088702

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/21/2008 4:45:34 AM

Vladan/Elida/Barbara/Colette - Thanks so much!! - Mike #6089016

Jeff Robinson level-classic 6/21/2008 7:04:04 AM

Congrats Mike on your Win! Jeff #6089673

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 6/21/2008 7:09:55 AM

Mike -- A fabulous shot. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #6089705

Laura L. Gonzales 6/21/2008 12:20:15 PM

WTG MIKE!!!! So happy for you!! Congratulations on this outstanding capture!!! I knew it would win!!! Great work!! Laura #6090641

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/21/2008 1:48:28 PM

Jeff/Mary Beth/Laura - Thanks for the very kind comments! - Mike #6090826

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 6/21/2008 2:34:34 PM

Big congrats on your win Mike!! Way to go! #6090922

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/21/2008 5:01:53 PM

Claudia - Thanks so much!! - Mike #6091228

Ellen Hodges level-classic 6/21/2008 8:45:20 PM

Congrats on this great winner and finalists, Mike!!! #6091700

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/21/2008 9:36:13 PM

Ellen - Thanks!!! - Mike #6091807

Derek D. Dafoe 6/22/2008 7:32:07 AM

Congrats Buddy!! Great image!! #6092837

Kathleen M. Rinker 6/22/2008 12:14:10 PM

Huge congrats on your win!! #6093573

Michael G. Marshall 6/22/2008 6:06:57 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Mike! Michael #6094424

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/22/2008 8:46:27 PM

Derek/Kathleen/Michael - Thanks! I'm so glad to get my first win! - Mike #6094896

Martie Last 6/23/2008 6:17:12 PM

Congratulations!!! This is only one of a whole series of great photos you took in Chicago. I am so happy for you! #6098916

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/23/2008 8:03:49 PM

Marty - Thanks! This was the first Chicago shot I put up. Now I have to come up with something even better. :) - Mike #6099265

Kathy L. Clark 6/24/2008 8:16:23 PM

Congrats again Mike on your beautiful winner. #6103291

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/24/2008 8:31:36 PM

Kathy - Thanks so much!! - Mike #6103356

Laurie Daily level-classic 6/25/2008 5:22:19 PM

Congratulations, Mike! So very glad to see this one in the winner's circle...most deserving!!!

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/26/2008 7:49:14 PM

Laurie - Thanks!! - Mike #6111619

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/6/2008 3:19:48 PM

Congratulations Mike on your Double Win.

Dominick #6146719

Mike Umbreit level-classic 7/6/2008 7:53:44 PM

Dominick - Thanks!! - Mike #6147503

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 8/28/2008 9:51:21 PM

A superb winning image Mike, congratulations! #6383063

Mike Umbreit level-classic 8/29/2008 6:24:53 AM

Donna - Thanks so much! - Mike #6384436

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Last saturday I spent most of the day in Chicago seeing many things that I have never seen before.
I will be sharing some shots from that adventure.

F/8 - 1/400 sec. - ISO-400 +0.3 step - 28mm

Comments welcome and appreciated!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 5/1/2008 4:41:18 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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