Chicago Redux

© Jim Macino

Chicago Redux

Lynne Morris 4/22/2006 11:24:07 PM

What a wonderful pan view of chicago at night Jim, great work! #432329

Paula Kelly 4/23/2006 2:44:57 AM

Excellent image. WoW ! is the word for this photo. #2675752

Charlene Taylor 4/23/2006 2:02:59 PM

This is really a rare and perfect picture Jim! I love this! #2677637

Amy JACKSON 4/23/2006 3:19:40 PM

Beautiful, Jim!!! Awesome work!! #2677839

Jim Macino 4/23/2006 5:18:41 PM

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. #2678074

Janine Russell 4/23/2006 9:37:18 PM

Jim, excellent colors, lighting, exposure and clarity. #2678848

Colleen Rohrbaugh 5/19/2006 11:54:36 AM

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. #2786012

Diane Dupuis 5/21/2006 4:27:12 PM

Superb!!! #2794108

Lynne Morris 5/21/2006 9:02:23 PM

Many congratulations and good luck in the next round :) #2796040

Charlene Taylor 5/22/2006 6:42:59 AM

Congratulations on making finalist with this exceptional picture Jim! #2798457

Nadya Johnson 5/22/2006 8:41:33 AM

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! #2799204

Jim Macino 5/22/2006 9:01:10 AM

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. #2799302

john dunne 5/22/2006 3:02:21 PM

Outstanding. I hope you win. #2800881

Luigi Di Serio 5/22/2006 11:24:35 PM

This is beyond amazing! I am happy its a winner, one of the best skylines ever #2802473

Lynne Morris 5/23/2006 10:40:17 PM

Congratulations on being a winner Jim, well deserved! #2806906

Janine Russell 5/23/2006 11:44:10 PM

Jim, congratulations on your Second Place win. #2807146

Mike F. Anderson 5/24/2006 7:04:31 AM

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! #2809053

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2006 1:47:31 PM

Congrats on your win #2810869

Jim Macino 5/24/2006 2:36:32 PM

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. #2811103

Colleen Rohrbaugh 5/24/2006 4:20:38 PM

Congratulations,I had commented ealerier to this photo,I am Glad it placed in the winnings.CR #2811340

Donna W. Neal 5/25/2006 11:31:54 AM

A beautiful and well deserved winner, congratulations Jim #2814678

Nobu Nagase 5/27/2006 8:28:33 PM

Simply fabulous!!!
Congratulations on your great win!!! #2823343

Jim Macino 5/30/2006 5:14:30 AM

Colleen, Donna, & Nobi, Thank you all.

Jim #2831197

Nadya Johnson 5/30/2006 3:37:18 PM

Congratulations Jim, on this fabulous win! #2833400

Ronald F. Fischer 6/2/2006 5:39:19 AM

A belated but big congratulations on this winner!!! #2843839

Iryna Varabei 6/3/2006 10:01:40 AM

This is just stunning! You made it a fabolous city! Congrts! #2848288

Jim Macino 6/5/2006 3:57:15 PM

Thank you to Nadya and Ronald. Iryna, spaceba bolshoi. I enjoyed looking through all your galleries. Good stuff! #2856319

Sharrie Thomas 7/19/2006 5:29:38 PM

Wow, what a great job! I like the way you worked the sky. #3051306

Michele Jarvis 9/5/2006 7:27:11 PM

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!!!! #3271552

Jim Macino 9/9/2006 11:11:00 AM

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)

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f5.6, 28 seconds, 47mm, location, night, etc. Reworked the sky. Removed light and particle pollution.

Uploaded on 4/22/2006 10:33:10 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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