Chicago Sundays

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 06 2010

Category: architecture


Focal Length:135mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

The Wall

This stretch of dense metropolitan area comes to a screeching halt when it hits Michigan Avenue, across which there is a sprawling and most delightful park. The park that stopped development dead in its path. We see here the edge of a man made glacier.

There’s something about the murkiness of the colors in the facades that I really like. They’re all a mash of grayish tones with their own delicate patterns that from this distance look not unlike the stitching on clothing.

The black pole at left helps set the color stage, essentially giving your eye a point of reference for how black it can get. A the very end of the road where the buildings are at their most undefined in detail and have reached a middle gray, they touch the sky that’s white and then the pole that’s black.

That’s Chicago!

2 comments on “Chicago Sundays”

  1. Without the cars at the bottom, this could be any year for many in the past. I’ve been looking at these buildings for more than 50, and I’ve never seen them as well as you do. Thanks, Gus.

  2. What a great shot, I love the historic lamp post… that is appearing there quietly and gently. The clouds in the distance have great texture… this is definitely art!

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