Under The ‘L’

Posted: September 25, 2012 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

The ‘L’ has to be one of the coolest staples of the downtown Chicago community. It’s been there since the late 1800’s and the architecture is just amazing. Sure, the stations are getting run down, dirty, and the train’s distinctive clacking is loud; but the ‘L’ is an icon, and rich in controversial history.

Getting this shot was a little difficult. Because the lighting under the ‘L’ was dim, and I planned on shooting 3 consecutive shots for HDR, at the lowest ISO setting I could; I had to shoot this scene on a tripod. So, I had the camera set, tripod extended, everything ready to go to make my 3 shots and get out. However, traffic is pretty bad pretty much all the time, and even if you get the light, you still have to be worried about other people crossing knocking into your tripod, or getting into your shot. And, you have to be cognizant of traffic making turns on red. I finally got the perfect opportunity and I was able to just get all three shots in, before the light changed and traffic rushed on by again.

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