Spending the weekend in Chicago, trying my hand at some urban photography, something a little different for me. Not only the cityscape settings, but some long exposure photography as well. I’ll get to a little more of that in some later posts. For now a little exercise I like to do, comparing the color image with a B&W conversion. So far, a lot of what I’ve been doing takes on a look I really love when converted to B&W. Maybe it’s a throw back to my early days working in B&W in the darkroom. So, anyway, here are two images looking east down the Chicago river from earlier tonight.
I do like both, the warm lights and early evening blue in the sky in the color image, but to me the B&W is very striking. When I think of downtown Chicago, this is what I imagine.
How about you?
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