Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is: Architecture – The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois

Here is today’s featured photo presentation of the John Hancock Center now known directly just as the 875 North Michigan Avenue Building in Chicago, Illinois. To let the summer months REALLY shine, I am featuring fine photos of great architecture, so we can continue to honor the brighter side of life this year. Part 3 features the beauty of The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois, which also includes fine architecture like the John Hancock Center. I have featured the building due to it’s antennae and over the years being a main transmitter for both television and radio, in three past blog posts celebrating the 100th year anniversary of radio back last November, and a lot of the Hancock’s history is in the following articles:

  1. Nov 9, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary – John Hancock Center in 1982
  2. Nov 11, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary: The Early Years – John Hancock Center in 1982
  3. Nov 19, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary: The Changing Years – John Hancock Center in 1982 & 2019

A very great gallery of photos ranging from the good old black and white to photos taken at sunset from out at Navy Pier over Lake Michigan. It is architecture like the 875 North Michigan Avenue Building, formerly known as the John Hancock Center, that make the City of Chicago a romantically eclectic city–and among very unique examples of fine staples throughout the great City of Chicago. This and other great skyscrapers make the great city of Chicago it’s very own, and a great place to shop or simply take photos from the 98th Floor Observatory!

John Hancock Center Top 1981

Click this photo to see the whole gallery on a slideshow.

Photo #1 taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Ilford FP-4 Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print. Date – July 1981.

Gallery #1: Photo #2 taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second; Photo #3 taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second. Camera loaded with Konica Color Slide Film ISO (ASA) 100 (fine grain) processed with E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper. Date – July 1981.with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 150 mm, filter=polarizer, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/8th second loaded with Ilford FP-4 Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print. Date – July 1981.

Gallery #2: Photos #4 to #10 All taken with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 150 mm, filter=polarizer, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed various ranging from 1/1000th to  1/2 second, loaded with Konica ISO (ASA) 100 Color 135-20 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print. Date – August 1982. Photo #6 Republished from: Nov 9, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary – John Hancock Center in 1982 © 2020 Versatileer

Gallery #3: Photos #11 to #12 All taken with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 150 mm, filter=polarizer, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed various ranging from 1/1000th &  1/250 second, loaded with Konica ISO (ASA) 100 Color 135-20 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print. Date – August 1982.

WARNING TIP:  Never, ever look at the sun directly through a camera lens. My two photos of the sun were taken carefully. The daytime sunset I looked for the sun to shine onto an index card. The nighttime sunset was aimed while the sun was behind the building, then when I seen the sunlight on the camera, I invoked the exposure with bulb shutter activation. Also, NEVER, ever use eclipse glasses or welding shields to view the sun through a viewfinder. Lenses always magnify radiation, and eclipse glasses were already recalled by all the manufacturers as not being safe to use. I care about both mine and your vision! Never look at the sun, for any reason!

Another fine Architectural photograph to follow very soon: Feature – Part 3: The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois. It is going to be quite a summer, so join me ALL summer long! 

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