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Lincoln's Revenge

June 28th, 2010

This shot was taken June 18th here in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL. A monster storm came through and for the first time ever, blew out some of the windows on the Sears tower (not in the picture, but it's off to the right).

Nikon D90, Tamron 11-16mm, Adobe Photoshop CS5 (built-in HDR tool).

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Posted By: adamjs610
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Yes, that kind of storm is called a derecho, their caused by very hot air in the atmosphere that comes down and produces a wall of sustained, high speed(60 miles an hour or more), straight line wind, instead of just gusts. their like sand storms without the sand. real nasty. very ominous pic here.
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Posted By: eelwrolyat
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Wow that looks like a scene from a horror movie. We had a storm just like that with winds reaching upwards of 60mph here in Mississippi on the same day...weird.
Posted By: ElectrikLizard
about 12 years, 3 months ago
An Absolutely Beautiful Picture ...

Booth would be proud ...
Posted By: frozenskyscraper
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Incredible...almost doesn't look real.
Posted By: Fates Hand
about 12 years, 3 months ago
What a beautiful part of the world I must visit there someday ...
Posted By: josephwm
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Great photo, I know some people don't like HDR, but I think it works well here, especially with the cloud front, and the buildings. Are you able to tell us any technical information about the shot itself, ie f-stop, ISO? I see some noise and some colour fringes, and I'm curious if that was because of camera settings, or because of the HDR post-processing. Did you shoot the lens at it's widest? Keep up the good work...
Posted By: bizlur
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Love it!

... and I love playing around in Google Earth. :)

Posted By: Chris5300
about 12 years, 3 months ago
great picture
Posted By: ckcallen
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for all the nice comments. It was an incredible storm - I think there were gusts of 80mph! As for technical info:

ISO: set to low since I was using a tripod
Focal Length: 11
F-stop: 4.5
Exposure: 1/80, 1/50, 1/30 (bracket mode)

I originally tried post-processing in Photomatix, but decided to try out CS5's new HDR Pro tool. I agree there are some grainy parts, but after spending hours trying to reduce the noise without loosing any details in the clouds and buildings, I decided to leave it as-is.

I'm very new to HDR, so any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Posted By: NickParente
about 12 years, 2 months ago
oh now THIS is cool! Nice shot!
Posted By: evangelion
about 10 years, 7 months ago
Amazing..very ominous and beautiful photo proudly adorning my desktop right now....

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