This is my another picture taken from Willis Tower Observation Deck,called also "The Skydeck",which provides in my opinion the best view of Chicago.
The Skydeck was opened on June 22, 1974.Located on the 103rd floor of the tower, it is 1,353 feet (412 m) above ground and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chicago. Tourists can experience how the building sways on a windy day. They can see far over the plains of Illinois and across Lake Michigan to Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin on a clear day. Elevators take tourists to the top in about 60 seconds. The Skydeck competes with the John Hancock Center's observation floor a mile and a half away, which is 323 feet (98 m) lower. Some 1.3 million tourists visit the Skydeck annually. A second Skydeck on the 99th floor is used when the 103rd floor is closed. The tourist entrance can be found on the south side of the building along Jackson Boulevard.
In January 2009, the Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the Skydeck, to include the installation of glass balconies, extending approximately four feet over Wacker Drive from the 103rd floor. The all-glass boxes allow visitors to look through the floor to the street 1,353 feet (412 m) below. The boxes, which can bear five short tons of weight (about 4.5 metric tons), opened to the public on July 2, 2009.
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limielski (0) 2011-09-22 6:00
Piękne nocne zdjęcie Chicago Błękit i pomarańczowe ulice od ulicznego oswietlenia ładnie ze soba współgraja, Swietna ostrość duża ilość szczegółów, ładny kadr.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-09-22 6:02
Wspaniały widok na wiezowce Chicago i jezioeo Michigan.
Jakość zdjęcia jest perfekcyjna.
elkab (4951) 2011-09-22 6:47
Bardzo nastrojowe nocne zdjęcie Chicago z bardzo interesującą kompozycją krzyżyjących się linii domów i ulic. Fajna gra kolorów błękitu budynków i pomarańczowych ulic. Super ostrość
Sonata11 (33175) 2011-09-22 7:41
Widok na wiezowce Chicago jest bardzo imponujacy. Tetniace zyciem misto robi wrazenie. Swietniy punkt widzenia umozliwiam nam zobaczenie wspanialego miasta, krzyzujace sie ulice, wiezowce oraz wspaniale oswietlenia. Swietnie eykonales to zdjecie. Super kolory, ostrosc, kontrast. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Super praca. Moje gratulacje.
es841 (2113) 2011-09-22 7:45
Trčs jolie cliché et composition. Je suis fan des couleurs dominantes et reposante.
J'aime beaucoup ta maitrise des éclairages.
Bravo et merci pour le partage de ce bien bel endroit.
lousat (72855) 2011-09-22 15:24
Beautiful moment to take a pic from this high point of view,very impressives details and colors and the best light balance for the best result.Wasn't easy!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
emka (73729) 2011-09-22 23:50
Ten skydeck to rzeczywiście świetny punkt widokowy. Znakomite zdjecie w błękitnej godzinie. lubie widok takich pierwszych światełek.
eldancer1 (25562) 2011-09-23 9:36
I've never been to Chicago but I think is a very nice presentation of the city. I try to imagine this shot during the day, I think the evening shot is better. Much better color. Very well done, tfs.
cornejo (28471) 2011-09-23 11:59
Witaj Krzysztof, dobry strzał z tym pięknym widokiem na zachód słońca, bardzo dobrą jakość i ostrość obrazu, dobrą i dobrą robotę bardzo dobrze zrobione, gratulacje. Dobrej nocy i szczęśliwy weekend.
fritzi007 (3058) 2011-09-26 9:56
sehr imponierend dieses Foto, Blau töne mit Licht komponiert, gratuliere!
danos (83529) 2011-09-27 9:26
nice the panoramic view from the Skydeck of the city of Chicago.I like the effective shot taken this hour of the day,with the lights of the roads as the buildings too, to turn on.The clarity and the sharpness of the image is superb as the endless view from this tower observation.
Hansaphotos (6431) 2011-09-28 2:11
A nice night shot from the impressive tower. A fine view, nicely composed with the bulk of skyscrapers encased in a favorable position in the image. Nice lighting, well managed. Very well done:) Have a nice day.
JFS (32459) 2011-09-30 22:15
Good morning to you!
Lots of memories come to me head with your spendid shots of Chicago, the most exciting city architecturaly speaking in the work. My compliments for your work!
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-10-01 9:31
Chicago is one of the U.S. cities most interesting for the architecture.
I like this night sight, with the illuminated city, from the top of the Willis Tower.
Your note is very interesting.
bayno (18342) 2011-10-03 10:32
Hi Witaj, beautiful view, with a masterful handling of light, I also believe that you have chosen the best POV, the image is very nice and light very beautiful, have fun, Valter
archimatica (20311) 2011-10-03 13:51
Amazing view of the Blues Brother's Boys Band city.
I particulary like the blue hour.
Silvio1953 (116763) 2011-10-04 13:08
Ciao Krzysztof, great POV on fantastic skyscrapers. lovely blue hour with fantastic exposure, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (25308) 2011-10-05 20:00
a nicely composed shot. Excellent exposer management and fine depth. The skyscrapers are looking nice with the lighted roads. The chosen POV is also nice. Excellent shot. Tfs.
ikeharel (52945) 2011-10-12 3:08
A fantastic view over Chicago downtown and lake.
Light management is superb, and good clearity as we see almost every street and building separately.
vladic (4335) 2011-10-13 8:38
Widok z Willis Tower razem z sąsiadującymi wieżowcami tworzy naprawdę imponujący widok. Fantastyczna jest harmonia tych dwóch dominujących kolorów, które cechuje się wyjątkowa zależność.
annjackman (18089) 2011-10-19 0:12
This captures the heart of Chicago beautifully. The light and sharpness are excellent and the colours are superb. Very well done.
PaulVDV (20699) 2011-11-12 10:42
People must have a great feeling to be on that observation deck and to find themselves much higher than the top of those skyscrapers of Chicago.
What a striking contrast between the bluish buildings and the orange lit large avenues!
Best regards, Paul
josepmarin (57571) 2011-11-21 0:54
a fantastic sight from this observatory, which you caught skillfully at the blue hour by means of a good framing and with a well-solved exposure.
The skyscrapers and the streets of the city, illuminated with a few warm tones, have a nice contrast with the blue tones of the lake and of the sky.
A beautiful composition.
paololg (31448) 2011-12-30 6:03
Ciao dear Krzysztof,
fantastic view of Chicago, a nightshot absolutely perfect, with an incredible sharpness and a masterful management of the light that allows us to also see the streetlights on the streets. A true masterpiece, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice end 2011 and a beautiful 2012!
Haymotion (2629) 2012-01-22 3:34
Belle composition !
J'aime beaucoup l'effet des rues dorées et ce moment de la journée trčs particulier.
Janusz1974 (2733) 2012-05-07 13:45
Fantastyczny widok na wiezowce,oswietlone ulice oraz piekne jezioro.
macjake (52830) 2012-07-17 22:12
Yes, i've heard of this deck before, but of course I've never been to Chicago - yet!
Question for you.....were you able to bring your tripod here?
I know when i went up the 2 towers in NYC they only allowed it IF you kept the tripod in a MONOPOD form - so it was very difficult to get your shots as it limited your composition and angles.
so sharp! all the buildings are so well defined.
wicked shot my friend
jcpix (11600) 2014-06-21 18:23
Another super view from the Willis Tower, or, as I still prefer to call it...the Sears Tower. Have you seen the new windows that lean out from the building on an angle? Crazy stuff, I don't think I would have the nerve to stand in one of those things and look down. :o Besides, I'm sure my hands would be sweaty and shaking too much to hold the camera!? lol
Just like the others, I love the orange glow of the street lights far below, like pulsing veins throughout the city. The blue cast over the scene is also a wonderful compliment of color in conjunction. So many things happening at the very moment this was taken, but none of which we can make out from this height and distance. :) Very nice hand held shot, turned out just right! Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take it easy.
Cheers from the Southwest U.S.,
npecanhuk (61518) 2014-06-21 18:32
Hi! that is certainly a wonderful urban view and you took an excellent and very attractive picture of it! Tfs, Cheers, Neyvan
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-420, Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5-6
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-22 5:44