The view from the 103 floor in Willis Torwer (Sears Tower) Chicago is really breathtaking. My attention was drawn to this red building that literally lay in the shadow of the 442 meter tall building, which since the name change in 2009 has been named Willis Tower. You can see the shadow of Willis Tower along the facade on the red building. It opened in 1973, and is the tallest skyscraper in the US. I had to shoot through glass to get this picture. I hope it has not influenced too much on the result.
Thanks for viewing. I wish you all a nice week!
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siudzi (34141) 2011-08-16 3:38
This red building looks really amazing here! Great presentation with its modern surrounding. Well seen and executed. TFS.
JFS (32459) 2011-08-16 3:49
My congratulations for this wonderful crop, I remember this place from where I shot lots of pictures many many years ago...In spite of the glass, you could get an excellent quality.
npecanhuk (78497) 2011-08-16 6:18
Very nice and interesting picture of Chicago!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, vertical format, colors, contrasts and composition are all excellent features here and they all really pleased me!
The shadow of one building (probably the one you were in) on the red one is breathtaking!
TFS - congrats,
mvdisco (17796) 2011-08-16 16:22
Very nice capture an interesting point of view from the 103 floor in Willis Tower,
Nice details and great architecture of these building in Chicago..
Beautiful light and colors,
sacimar (28671) 2011-08-17 4:14
I agree with you, the view from that tower is breathtaking, good image focused on the red building, the detail of the building shadow is a plus, well seen,
macjake (72491) 2011-08-18 10:18
this is something we rarely see...i RED skyscraper!
seriously...how many red highrises do we see?
I'm glad you added the blue water as a color contrast, and the green grass does the same.
love this scene.
have a great day!!
ktanska (29241) 2011-08-18 12:06
Red colour of that building makes it stand out next to grey masses. The shadow is perfectly placed and gives this extra twist. Park and lake makes this environment more human and also add blue and green colours to combination.
PaulVDV (32599) 2011-08-18 12:17
I believe that it's very exceptional to see such a large and high building completely in red.
The red creates nice contrasts with the green of the park and with the blue of the lake.
The inclusion of a part of the lake dotted with many white boats is an excellent idea.
Best regards, Paul
baddori (20159) 2011-08-18 13:05
Una ripresa particolare ...l'edificio rosso e l'ombra al centro come un ago di un manometro .
La marina e le barche spezzano l'ambiente urbano dando atmosfera .
I colori ed il grafismo accattivanti
jhm (159925) 2011-08-20 1:09
I have never seen, a building of more that 400m, this have to are spectacular.
You took a very nice picture with the skyscraper in foreground, but also the marina in background is pleasant for look at.
Perfect perspective and depth image.
Excellent presentation, nice captured too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-24 6:01
Beautiful red building stands well as a nice contrast to the other buildings. Great view of the water with boats moving. Nice colors and sharpness.
pablominto (53746) 2011-08-25 5:12
Seems like a faraway vacation this year hehehe!
Personally I am not fond of high places but I fully understand the temptation to get an outstanding view of the surroundings...
The shadow plays nicely on the red building, and my eyes are drawn to the marina in the background!
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-09-28 5:46
nice to see your first picture from Chicago.I´ve also seen this red building,as one of the "EL"lines runs next to it and it really stands from other skyscrapers in the city.Great detailed shot in excellent quality.I´m looking forward to see more your pictures from "windy city".
By the way,what was your impression of Chicago comparing to other american cities that you visited?
Wish you a pleasant day
ikeharel (78229) 2015-05-04 8:46
Good evening Erling,
Shooting through a glass is like added filter to the camera. So, the result is not bad at all on this one.
Fine contrast of the rusty-red building to its green surrounding. The sails boats is a nice element also playing contrast, but this time on lake blue's.
Fine shot from a high point.
- Copyright: Erling Henriksen (Hansaphotos) (8687)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital, Canon EF 55-250 mm f/4 - 5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-16 3:20