One in a series of pictures taken in May 1993 during a business trip to Chicago. They were all captured on slide film, probably Kodak Ektachrome at that time. They have since been scanned and converted to digital using Photoshop. Map references are necessarily very approximate after almost twenty years. Apologies for the rather indifferent technical quality in this one, but I quite like the atmosphere.
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the third most populous in the U.S. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called "Chicagoland," is the third largest in the United States, with an estimated 9.8 million people in the U.S. states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. The city is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States.
Chicago was incorporated as a town in 1833, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, the city retains its status as a major hub for industry, telecommunications and infrastructure, with O'Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. In 2008, the city hosted 45.6 million domestic and overseas visitors. Among metropolitan areas, the Chicago area has the 4th largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world.
Chicago is an important worldwide centre of commerce. The city has the second largest financial centre in the United States. The world cities study group at Loughborough University recognized Chicago among its leading group of cities. Chicago was named by The Atlantic as the world's 4th most economically powerful city. Chicago is a stronghold of the Democratic Party and has been home to many influential politicians, including the current President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The city's notoriety expressed in popular culture is found in novels, plays, films, songs, various types of journals (for example, sports, entertainment, business, trade, and academic), and the news media. Chicago has numerous nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best known include: "Chi-town," "Windy City," "Second City," and the "City of Big Shoulders." Chicago has also been called "the most American city" in the United States.
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Nicou (105981) 2012-01-08 1:21
Super compo e tiamge quel croisemetn de bâteaux superbe et ces building en fond ces tons rosés, fantastique sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (128107) 2012-01-08 1:38
Wonderful how we see the skyscraper as silhouettes against the dusk sky.
Also the boats are a very well addition to the picture.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
jurek1951 (37040) 2012-01-08 1:39
Beautiful dusk shot! Great lighting, composition, and sharpness. Nice work,
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-01-08 2:43
La photo est assez spectaculaire avec ce bateau virtuellement "en danger". Le paysage est intéressant et spectaculaire. J'aime la lumière et les gratte-ciel assombris. Bonne qualité. Bravo.
timecapturer (37236) 2012-01-08 3:13
wonderful shot of Chicago, I expect the skyline has changed a bit since you took this in 1993. Another great transition into digital. Wonderful late day tonal quality in this shot.
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
papagolf21 (79616) 2012-01-08 4:14
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
C'est toujours intéressant de découvrir d'anciennes diapos, cela rappelle le temps qui passe et les changements qui se sont déroulés au cours des années.
Cette image n'a rien perdu de son charme et de son intérêt.
Royaldevon (21525) 2012-01-08 4:28
These sort of shots will be important when monitoring the changes of the city. I just feel there will be fewer gaps in the skyline now!
Vey well timed with the two lines of the boats crossing so intimately.
It really does have a 'period' feel which I like very much.
Have a good Sunday,
Fis2 (77084) 2012-01-08 5:03
Next interesting picture.
A very curious key and colours.
Photo has climate.
ChrisJ (91342) 2012-01-08 8:32
A superb blue hour shot of Chicago with excellent sharpness. I would blur the sky excluding the gull. The boats add dual points of interest. The magenta tint resembles a sepia tone. Tfs!
ikeharel (44139) 2012-01-08 8:48
City skyline scaled by the boat in closer range, Stephen.
The purple sky's gave a nice effect.
Have a nice sunday evening.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-08 10:30
a very spectacular view with beautiful soft lights and superb details, the composition is attractive, the silhouettes of the builings are splendid, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot Kívánok!
emka (64266) 2012-01-08 23:29
Pleasant composition with boats and a city panorama ato the background. Pleasant view at dusk. all the photo just in one colours. Nice memories from the drawer.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-01-09 4:20
A beautiful view of the windy city with sky scrapers rising high. Nice colors of the sky at sunset with the boats on the lake. The soaring bird generates additional beauty to this sharp image.
dkmurphys (42633) 2012-01-09 12:09
Lovely evening mood that gets over the big city. Well catch, have a good night.
serp2000 (33239) 2013-10-24 5:08
The Chicago's skyline reminds me New York, the water scenes add more likness, 'cause I saw Brooklyn and Manhattan everytime from the Staten Island ferry.
Attractive duo-chorme composition!