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

Here is today’s featured photo presentation of Willis Tower formerly known as the Sears Tower 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 Willis Tower. I have featured the building in the past due to it’s high and mighty antennae–the highest radio and television transmission in the whole Midwest! 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 Willis’ history is in the following articles:

  1. Nov 23, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary: The Building Up of FM in the 70’s to the 90’s – The Sears Tower in 1981
  2. Nov 28, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary: The Continuing Flat-line of Radio in the Y2K Era to the Teens – The Sears Tower in 1983
  3. Nov 30, 2020—Featured Photo: Celebrating Radio’s 100th Anniversary: The Present Days – The Sears Tower in 1981 & Willis Tower in 2019

A very great gallery of photos ranging from the good old black and white to photos taken from The John Hancock’s 98th Floor Observatory, to color ones. It is architecture like the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, that make the City of Chicago a gracefully romantic city–and among very finest examples of fine staples throughout the great City of Chicago and in the whole world! This is a great example of how skyscrapers really dress up a great city, making the great city of Chicago it’s very own, and a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying life or simply take photos from the Sky-Deck!

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Photo #1 taken from the John Hancock Observatory 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.

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Photo #2 taken from the John Hancock Observatory 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 #3 taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/500 second; Photo #4 taken with a tripod-mounted Nikon FE camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 150 mm, filter=NONE, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 4 seconds; Photo #5 & #6 taken with a tripod-mounted Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=1.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 2 seconds. 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.

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Photo #7 taken from the Burnham Harbor with boats, Soldiers Field and the Sears Tower with a tripod-mounted Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=1.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/2 second, 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.

Gallery #2: Photo #8 taken from the street level and entrance to the Sears Tower with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/500 second; Photo #9 taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=5.6 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30 second. Camera 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 – October 1983.

Gallery #3: Photo #10 & #11 taken from the view between the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium with a tripod-mounted Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=1.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/4 second; Photo #12 & #13 taken with a tripod-mounted Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=1.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1 second. Camera 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 – October 1983.

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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