From Navy Pier

© Nikki McDonald

From Navy Pier

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/3/2012 6:06:01 AM

What a great perspective! Outstanding capture and presentation Nikki! #1496182

Bob Cournoyer level-deluxe 11/3/2012 7:04:13 AM

Well seen/composed... :-) #10401981

Terry A. Stoa level-deluxe 11/3/2012 8:08:06 AM

Good catch, Nikki! I sure like the symmetry and colors. The red cars on the Ferris Wheel look great against the fine blue skies.

It would also be fun to see this as a twilight or night shot.


David Phalen level-deluxe 11/3/2012 11:38:57 AM

Really like the contrast between the circular shape of the ferris wheel and the vertical background buildings. Excellent POV, colors and clarity!!

Did you ride the ferris wheel? We did many years ago. Long way up.:) #10402303

Anthony G. Comella 11/3/2012 11:42:32 AM

Super viewing - well done!! #10402313

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 11/3/2012 12:29:48 PM

That's just beautifully seen, Nikki, and a striking combination. #10402378

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/4/2012 10:02:03 AM

This is such an outstanding image Nikki. Great eye for design! #10403573

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 11/4/2012 11:55:36 AM

Super composition, Nikki - love the circle of the ferris wheel against the straight lines of the buildings. #10403719

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 11/4/2012 4:19:35 PM

Fantastic capture and perspective, Nikki. #10404094

Rona L. Schwarz 11/4/2012 10:14:35 PM

Love this perspective - great framing - and wonderful juxtaposition of circle and lines. I guess it takes an outsider to see a fresh perspective! Looks like you had a great trip! #10404549

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 12/27/2012 9:46:05 PM

Congrats... not sure you would get me on that ride lol. Love the red on the wheel. #10481538

Susan Williams level-deluxe 12/27/2012 10:31:48 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Nikki. Great capture and composition. #10481679

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 12/28/2012 6:52:59 AM

What a great design/comp here... And perfect use of a cloudless sky! Congratulations! #10482920

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 12/28/2012 8:05:03 AM

Congrats on this beauty Nikki, hope to see it again in Gold!

jo ann c. #10483221

Marcel J. Fernandez level-deluxe 12/28/2012 9:52:43 AM

Congratulations, Nikki on your outstanding Finalist. #10483658

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/28/2012 9:57:18 AM

Congrats on your beautiful Chicago finalist, Nikki. #10483688

Connie J. Bagot 12/28/2012 9:58:32 AM

Congratulations Nikki---a beautiful finalist! #10483695

The Judges at 12/28/2012 12:10:32 PM

sweet juxtaposition #10484463

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 12/28/2012 1:25:09 PM

Yes, it is. :) Congratulations. #10484728

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-deluxe 12/28/2012 2:10:21 PM

Only a photographer would have noticed this one. Congratulations! #10484874

Michele Peterson level-deluxe 12/28/2012 4:11:31 PM

Fabulous, Nikki!! Good luck with the next round, and congrats on all of your finalists this month!! #10485102

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 12/28/2012 6:17:01 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Terry on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10485555

Martha R. Mazon level-deluxe 12/28/2012 7:05:03 PM

Fascinating contrasts, Nikki! Congratulations! #10485713

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 12/29/2012 5:32:45 AM

Such a fabulous capture Nikki! Congratulations to you on this fabulous finalist and best of luck to you in the next round! 😊 #10486473

Joseph T. Pilonero level-deluxe 12/29/2012 7:24:31 AM

Love the perspective of this - and Chicago has such a wonderful skyline. Super shot. Congratulations on Finalist and good luck on going further with this. TED #10486655

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/29/2012 10:21:01 AM

Congratulations, Nikki, on your superb finalist! #10486982

Lucy Abrao level-deluxe 12/29/2012 1:45:36 PM

Congrats again, Nikki. :o)

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/29/2012 2:54:34 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Outstanding Nikki! #10487883

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 12/29/2012 4:52:07 PM

Terrific image, Nikki... love the graphic elements and lines! Congrats on your fantastic finalist! #10488194

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 12/30/2012 10:18:52 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10489550

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 12/30/2012 4:06:28 PM

Love this image! Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Nikki. #10490110

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 12/30/2012 11:45:00 PM

I love your composition, Nikki! Huge congratulations on your win! #10490594

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/30/2012 11:58:54 PM

Gorgeous win, congratulations Nikki! #10490620

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 12/31/2012 2:51:07 AM

Wonderful! Congrats!!!! #10490757

Mike Clime level-deluxe 12/31/2012 4:07:53 AM

Congratulations! #10490933

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/31/2012 4:26:16 AM

Great perspective, Nikki. Congratulations on your win! #10490986

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 12/31/2012 4:31:37 AM

Congratulations, Nikki! #10491008

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 12/31/2012 4:51:28 AM

Congrats on your wonderful winner, Nikki!

Debby #10491059

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/31/2012 5:07:48 AM

As the judge says "Sweet!!" Congrats on the gold, Nikki! #10491135

Joseph T. Pilonero level-deluxe 12/31/2012 5:26:35 AM

Congratulations on the Gold Badge, Nikki. Super shot! #10491179

Anita Hogue 12/31/2012 5:33:10 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Nikki! A super capture! #10491208

Monnie Ryan 12/31/2012 5:34:01 AM

Fabulous, Nikki - congratulations on a well-deserved win! #10491210

Susan Williams level-deluxe 12/31/2012 6:09:28 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Gold, Nikki! #10491289

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/31/2012 6:11:32 AM

Congratulations Nikki, on your GOLD win! #10491297

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/31/2012 6:12:20 AM

Congrats on this fantastic winner Nikki! #10491300

Virginia Kickle 12/31/2012 6:47:30 AM

Congratulations on your Gold, Nikki! #10491388

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:17:27 AM

Beautiful Nikki..Congratulations on your Second Place Win !! #10491462

Bill Currier level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:28:29 AM

Nikki what a wonderful composition and perspective. Congrats on your gold and I wish you many more to come. Congrats! #10491493

Kathryn Wesserling level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:30:07 AM

Nikki, with all the great shots we've seen of Chicago, this has to be one of the most unique. It's a wonderful and deserving Winner. Congratulations. #10491501

Memoriee G. Sconce level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:40:22 AM

Congrats on this one love the POV.
Memoriee #10491544

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:45:05 AM

Beautifully composed.
A nice ending of the year and many more in 2013. #10491561

Martha R. Mazon level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:48:15 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Nikki! #10491574

Peggy Pfister level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:51:32 AM

Love this perspective. Congrats on a terrific winner! #10491589

Stephen Zacker 12/31/2012 8:16:46 AM

Well seen. Congratulations #10491709

Gerda Grice level-deluxe 12/31/2012 8:35:21 AM

Great choice of POV and wonderful colour and clarity in this excellent image, Nikki! Big congratulations on your win! #10491763

Debra R. Harder 12/31/2012 8:37:28 AM

You have such a great eye, Nikki! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! #10491774

Millie A. Talarico level-deluxe 12/31/2012 8:38:43 AM

Nikki, congratulations, marvelous! #10491777

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 12/31/2012 8:58:14 AM

Congratulations Nikki on this awesome Winner!!! WTG!!!

~J~ #10491824

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 12/31/2012 9:30:09 AM

LOVE this, Nikki. Great eye -- and outstanding capture. Huge congrats on your beautiful Gold. #10491899

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 12/31/2012 9:30:27 AM

Congratulations Nikki on this deserving Gold Win! Love the POV and clarity! #10491901

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/31/2012 9:33:16 AM

Congrats on a beautiful Chicago winner, Nikki. #10491911

Pat Harry 12/31/2012 9:50:05 AM

Congratulations, Nikki! This is a wonderful image! #10491963

David Phalen level-deluxe 12/31/2012 9:56:58 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #10491975

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 12/31/2012 10:24:31 AM

Big congratulations on your gold, Nikki! #10492035

Photographer 12/31/2012 12:12:40 PM

A Very BIG congrats to you for your outstanding 2nd Place Gold Nicki. I am so Happy you Won For This Image. Simply Outstanding #10492368

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 12/31/2012 6:34:27 PM

A big congrats on this wonderful winner! #10492996

Lucy Abrao level-deluxe 12/31/2012 6:40:50 PM

Congrats on the gold Nikki.
Lucy #10493003

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 12/31/2012 7:23:14 PM

Congrats on a well deserved winner Nikki! #10493060

Naomi Weiser level-deluxe 1/1/2013 3:48:45 AM

congrats, great shot! #10493411

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 1/1/2013 6:58:48 AM

Well done, Nikki! Congratulations on this fantastic golden win! #10493684

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 1/1/2013 8:43:58 AM

And now....Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Nikki!

jo ann c. #10493903

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 1/1/2013 3:18:20 PM

Congratulations on your win!!! #10494487

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 1/2/2013 2:45:11 AM

Big CONGRATZ on this lovely Winner, Nikki!

UB. #10495041

Susan M. Smith 1/2/2013 6:47:01 AM

Great eye, Nikki! All the elements are superb and nicely put together! Congratulations on your win! #10495357

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 1/2/2013 12:26:13 PM

Congratulations on your terrific Chicago winner, Nikki! #10495902

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe 1/2/2013 4:30:04 PM

Unique look at the skyline of a great city. Congratulations on an excellent gold winner, Nikki. #10496199

Merna L. Nobile 1/4/2013 12:06:07 PM

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile #10499256

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 1/4/2013 3:59:56 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful winning image Nikki! #10499550

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 1/6/2013 5:33:43 PM

Very well seen and captured Nikki! Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #10502628

Susan Jane Allen level-deluxe 3/13/2013 7:31:26 AM

WOW! Super! #10607754

Daniel Ruf level-deluxe 3/17/2013 5:24:03 AM

Congrats! #10612814

Karen Celella level-deluxe 4/18/2013 10:48:18 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Nikki. Love the perspective! #10658117

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2nd place Winner
Chicago's skyline as seen through the big ferris wheel on Navy Pier.
Category: Travel and Place

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 12500/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100,100, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 11/3/2012 5:59:14 AM

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