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Vintage Chicago
Apr 10, 2018 23:51:13   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
I was in Chicago on personal business yesterday, but of course I had my camera with me, and I kept my eye open for 'the picture'. As I passed the corner of Lake St. and Wabash Ave, the northeast corner of 'The Loop', I said to myself "Tall buildings, trains, cars, and people - the heart of Chicago must be here somewhere", so I stood around for twenty minutes and took a picture each time a train went by; of course that is a weakness of mine - I didn't think of taking a burst of pictures each time. If I had taken bursts, perhaps 'the perfect picture' would have been in that pile, but here are the three that come the closest in my estimation.

I am an admitted non-artist, so I'm interested in opinions of the relative 'value' of these three.


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Apr 11, 2018 06:00:14   #
johneccles Loc: Leyland UK
 
Very interesting set.

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Apr 11, 2018 07:33:28   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
My preference is #3. It feels more balanced. The street is centered but the lamp post, a promenade feature, is nicely placed off center. The end of the train is clear of the post and it is a slightly closer shot. I definitely like it. A burst would have given you more options but you did well in waiting for multiple trains to pass!

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Apr 11, 2018 10:20:13   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
My preference is #3. It feels more balanced. The street is centered but the lamp post, a promenade feature, is nicely placed off center. The end of the train is clear of the post and it is a slightly closer shot. I definitely like it. A burst would have given you more options but you did well in waiting for multiple trains to pass!

I have to admit that at the time I viewed the lamp posts as obstacles; there were so many {literally} moving pieces that I kept moving to change perspective in case there was something I wasn't thinking of at the moment. Thank you for your comments pointing out some of the things I wasn't thinking of.

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Apr 11, 2018 12:33:22   #
EdR Loc: Gig Harbor, WA
 
Thank you for the memories. Haven't seen a view like these in over 60 years.

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Apr 11, 2018 20:55:57   #
drmike99 Loc: New Hampshire
 
I like 3. In 1 the lamppost bisects the train. In 2 you only see part of the lamppost and it obscures the front of the train. But in 3 it's nicely off-center and the train seems to emerge from behind it. Also the people traffic in 3 is more interesting.

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Apr 11, 2018 23:30:20   #
David in Dallas Loc: Dallas, Texas, USA
 
I actually prefer #1.

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Apr 24, 2018 06:19:08   #
Dave Chinn Loc: Streets of Kentucky
 
All three are excellent street shots, IMO. I prefer #1 the most, because of the location of the train in the frame and being able to see the person in the front car looking out towards the rear of the train adds to my interest. I would liked to have seen more people in that image on the sidewalk, but knowing that's out of your control, leaves no choice but to accept that it is what it is. Then again, less people on the sidewalk creates a leading line to nowhere, but adds some interest to the image.
Dave

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Oct 3, 2018 22:37:26   #
MattPhox Loc: Rhode Island
 
Dave Chinn wrote:
All three are excellent street shots, IMO. I prefer #1 the most, because of the location of the train in the frame and being able to see the person in the front car looking out towards the rear of the train adds to my interest. I would liked to have seen more people in that image on the sidewalk, but knowing that's out of your control, leaves no choice but to accept that it is what it is. Then again, less people on the sidewalk creates a leading line to nowhere, but adds some interest to the image.
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My opinion also.
Chicago is such a great city. These are really enjoyable shots.

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Oct 7, 2018 09:03:23   #
waegwan Loc: Mae Won Li
 
rehess wrote:
I was in Chicago on personal business yesterday, but of course I had my camera with me, and I kept my eye open for 'the picture'. As I passed the corner of Lake St. and Wabash Ave, the northeast corner of 'The Loop', I said to myself "Tall buildings, trains, cars, and people - the heart of Chicago must be here somewhere", so I stood around for twenty minutes and took a picture each time a train went by; of course that is a weakness of mine - I didn't think of taking a burst of pictures each time. If I had taken bursts, perhaps 'the perfect picture' would have been in that pile, but here are the three that come the closest in my estimation.

I am an admitted non-artist, so I'm interested in opinions of the relative 'value' of these three.
I was in Chicago on personal business yesterday, b... (show quote)


I like #3. I like the close up on the people and the train is right there too. It makes me feel like I'm there.

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