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High-resolution desktop wallpaper January in Philadelphia by Peter Schrader
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January in Philadelphia

January 29th, 2009

Townhall in downtown Philadelphia on a cold winter night.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: brizkit
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Wow, very nice! The stark details and contrast almost makes this look like CGI. Great capture, has a really pleasing gothic quality to it.
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about 5 years, 7 months ago
WOW! I think this came out very well. I love your choice of b&w over traditional over-saturated night scene. I love the angle you have used in your composition as well. Great work! Keep it up.
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Posted By: andyr354
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Simply amazing! I love it!
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Posted By: BetWinston
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Wow! This is great work! It's almost like a godfather scene or something. Keep up the great work! And i love the angle and subject and especially how you approached both.
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Magazine and greeting card companies please take a number; this is the one you'll want. If Gomez or Morticia Addams were elected mayor of Philly, he or she would feel right at home. I went to college in Philly and have never seen City Hall so dramatically presented.
Posted By: Peter Schrader
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for all the comments!
Posted By: Peter Schrader
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Incase you're curious, here is the color version:

http://flickr.com/photos/72785696@N00/3209463351/sizes/l/
Posted By: Haldir
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Maybe it is a little over reacted, but this looks like a picture from a very scary horror movie. ;)
Posted By: Writigraphic
about 5 years, 7 months ago
I think the color version looks very good as well. I think the fact that the sky is completely black and the building is a light gray gives a nice stark contrast. Good work :)
Posted By: ifrogg
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Two words: amazingly amazing! I love this dramatic image. Its hard to get the contrast and shadowing so terrific in b+w, but you completely NAILED it! Keep Submitting!
Posted By: chogan
about 5 years, 7 months ago
I love how old buildings like this come out in black and white. Very dramatic and almost Tim Burton Batman'ish.
Posted By: golf007sd
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Nice job Peter. Your B&W choice in sharing it with us in this form is a home run! Well worth the download. Keep them coming!
Posted By: xan K
about 5 years, 7 months ago
UNBELIEVABLE!!! This is some amazing work! Great job!
Posted By: s1ipp3ry
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Works very well with my msstyle theme I have going on XP its a dark them and this picture compliments it perfectly .. thanks
Posted By: Haldir
about 5 years, 7 months ago
This picture is much better then the first three you made. Is see it now; clearly better. If this was a YouTube movie 5/5 and favorite for sure. ;-)
Posted By: Peter Schrader
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Thanks Haldir, my first three pictures were submitted years ago but I my work has changed a lot since then. Thanks for all the comments!
Posted By: phantasm
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Excellent.
Posted By: Darien Carter
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Finally! Something from Philly.
I like the B+W, makes the picture stand out.
Posted By: SpiffyJ
about 5 years, 7 months ago
This is brilliant! The composition and detail are perfect. I created an account just to leave a comment on this photo!
Posted By: OTRA
about 5 years, 6 months ago
Peter, as a fellow Philadelphian, please please please take more shots of Philadelphia. I love this website, and often use these photos found here as my desktop wallpaper for my beloved Mac, but there are never any shots of Philadephia. Plenty of NYC, Chicago, San Fran, Baltimore, Boston, etc...but Philly? Nope. The birthplace of the nation, and only one photo of City Hall.

Peter, I'm begging you, get out there and take more shots of out awesome city!

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