Chicago at Night

© Tali Kimelman

Chicago at Night

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens 5/9/2006 12:23:11 PM

Great cityscape! #442653

Cyn Valentine 5/9/2006 3:32:55 PM

Amazing image..great view!! Very well done! #2744148

Paula Kelly 5/9/2006 5:23:21 PM

Lovely image Tali! #2744414

Janine Russell 5/9/2006 10:35:59 PM

Tali, excellent detail, lighting and colors. #2744892

Daniel G. Flocke 6/21/2006 6:15:10 AM

Congratulations on being a finalist and good luck in the next round #2925811

Sakthik . 6/21/2006 7:01:55 AM


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

-Sakthik #2926313

Luigi Di Serio 6/21/2006 11:23:42 AM

Lovely night shot. Taken from the John Hancock Tower, right? Congrats #2928161

Lindley Johnson 6/21/2006 4:28:24 PM

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. #2929929

Tali Kimelman 6/21/2006 5:14:43 PM

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 :) #2930190

The Judges at 6/22/2006 11:42:05 AM

Great capture at twilight. #2934898

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/23/2006 1:23:00 AM

Awesome image, congratulations on your win! #2937942

John V. Roscich 6/23/2006 4:04:50 AM

JOHN #2938587

Marta Azevedo 6/23/2006 7:27:51 AM

Excellent work!! #2939904

Graham D. Sher 6/23/2006 3:22:22 PM

super shot and well deserved win! #2941847

gloria s. kasse vega 6/23/2006 4:23:37 PM

Great city, great picture, congratulations!! #2942175

Nobu Nagase 6/23/2006 7:23:04 PM

Congratulations on your great win!!! #2942712

Janine Russell 6/23/2006 8:30:40 PM

Tali, congratulations on your Second Place win. #2942880

Ronald Balthazor 6/25/2006 1:57:24 PM

Congratulations, Tali. What an excellent cityscape. #2948992

Cris . ( D.K. ) 6/30/2006 7:07:47 AM

Amazing! #2969968

Christopher Budny 7/2/2006 1:37:27 PM

Absolutely beautiful; terrific capture of the overall city lights! #2978551

Robert Mann 7/3/2006 3:47:18 PM

Great colors and tremendous depth and detail, Tali! Many congrats on your win! #2982777

Lynnmarie Daley 7/5/2006 2:20:48 PM

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. #2989549

Kate Whitehead 7/7/2006 6:54:51 AM

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 #2996412

Tali Kimelman 7/7/2006 10:48:53 AM


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.


Kate Whitehead 7/7/2006 6:13:26 PM

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 #2998514

Wayne T. Fisk 7/9/2006 8:53:43 AM

Astounding! What lens did you use here?
A real winner!
Wayne #3003599

Jennie 7/13/2006 11:59:58 AM

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

Tali Kimelman 7/13/2006 1:37:07 PM

Wayne, I used the lens that comes with the kit. 18 - 55 mm, focal length was 28 mm. #3025016

Dave Hymers 7/20/2006 3:42:39 PM

Congrats :) Awesome shot, its like I've slipped into Blade Runner. #3055782

Lisa K. Pullen 7/21/2006 8:50:11 AM

Enchanting capture of a beautiful city! Well done! Congratulations on your win! #3059272

Lisa Clark 7/22/2006 2:08:05 PM

Incredible shot and post processing work. Looks like the city is a glow. Congratulations on a well deserved win. #3063577

Jared Stillwell 7/25/2006 1:49:18 PM

Great skyline shot Tali! A winner for sure. Congratulations! #3079489

Milan Banik 10/31/2006 5:28:07 AM

awesome shot ,congratulations on your win and snapshot feature. #3527242

Arnie Horwitz 10/31/2006 8:04:17 AM

Great capture, Tali! Congratulations on your win and appearing in a snapshot . #3528016

Julie Lee 10/31/2006 8:14:38 AM

WOW, now that is cool!! #3528032

Paul J. Urbano 10/31/2006 10:55:25 AM

Awesome image! Love everything about it. #3528602

Janine Russell 10/31/2006 1:41:24 PM

Tali, congratulations on your feature in SnapShot. #3529144

Rose Jenkins 10/31/2006 2:38:08 PM

Absolutely breathtaking.
Congratulations. #3529253

Ben LindoPhotography 10/31/2006 3:42:36 PM

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

Wanda-Lynn Searles 10/31/2006 4:47:07 PM

Totally Awesome image of the city!
Congratulations on your win! #3529476

anonymous A. 10/31/2006 9:42:11 PM

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! #3530242

Helen N. McHugh 11/1/2006 3:11:54 AM

Congratulations on your feature in Snapshot,Tali! A great capture! #3530658

Tali Kimelman 11/1/2006 4:00:32 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments, it really means a lot to me. #3531022

Ben LindoPhotography 11/1/2006 4:45:19 PM


Jennifer Cuscino 11/3/2006 2:24:45 PM

WOW! Excellent. #3542711

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