One last look at Chicago's winter ... as there is definitely a thaw now ...
Taken at Lake Michigan at Fullerton exit on a freezing February winter day ...
Tech: contrast masking then desaturated, resized and framed
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zto (292) 2004-02-21 11:55
This is really beautifull Ken. A wonderfull composition that works so well in B&W. Everything is in a perfect place. It must have been so nice to stand there and watch this landscape.
Motrem (2392) 2004-02-21 12:19
I like very much the peace which gets free of your photo. The use here of the B&Q is happy. Too much noise in the sky, also I tempted a ws to improve this detail in a photo so beautiful. As for the composition, if you had been able to loosen(to kick away) the tree of the bench a little...
Well, I argued enough. Good photo.
J'aime beaucoup le calme qui se dégage de votre photo. L'utilisation ici du N&B est heureuse. Un peu trop de bruit dans le ciel, aussi j'ai tenté un ws pour améliorer ce détail dans une photo si belle. Pour ce qui est de la composition, si vous aviez pu dégager l'arbre du banc un peu...
Bon, j'ai assez chicané. Bonne photo.
ninadev (5377) 2004-02-21 13:13
A very classic shot that alwasy attracts me because of the calm mood. Well done, with perfect compo and soft gradiant greys. I particularly like this line of light on the horizon.
nmess (2301) 2004-02-21 13:17
Very well done Ken. The composition is simple and clean, the choice of B/W is great. I think it conveys the coldness of the day with the untouched appearance of the snow and clouded sky.
JAF (0) 2004-02-21 14:05
Good look !
Ebbe (9617) 2004-02-21 17:00
A very relaxing scene Ken, kind of classical but still very well made. Maybe you could sharpen some more. The low horizon and the of set tree are the key of the composition crossing in a classical golden cut point. Well done!
orme (7215) 2004-02-21 23:31
Great shot, Ken. I like the way you have framed it with the branches of the tree filling the top half of the shot. Good detail and a lovely tranquil scene.
shadi_atos (403) 2004-02-26 8:22
great shot and framing, I like the B&W photos so much well done
nikon (107) 2004-02-27 17:32
Very nice shot.The composition is simple and clean.
shyeen (317) 2004-03-01 0:46
Nice B/W...normally will feel sadness from winter photo like this, but in this particular one, I don't find sadness nor loneliness, but peace. Well done!
ayobami (1353) 2005-09-27 8:51
Wonderful, classic image! I could tell it was Chicago at first glance, you've captured the cold lake front and neverending span of the lake perfectly here! Great composition!
cirospat (530) 2005-12-07 4:46
essential, good composition, lots of air in the photo. Simply a good b&w shot
Luciedls (164) 2006-02-12 11:33
Tout a été dit sur la beauté de cette photo. Je vous donne vos deux points !!
jp80 (8443) 2006-11-02 5:40
Very interesting view of this bench, nice framing avec B&W. Well doone !
droop13400 (113) 2006-11-07 15:11
J'adore, le cadrage, le grain,l'ambiance bref ......
bubu (820) 2006-11-07 15:59
perfect composition and B+w tones.
nimish23 (144) 2008-07-11 0:01
lovely composition. just love the BW tone. seems like the tree is onto the bench. a very romantic setting.
- Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) (3408)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-02-07
- Camera: Olympus C-730UZ
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Benches / Bancs, The Great Lakes, Benches that speak [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-21 11:47
- Favorites: 3 [view]