Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is: Architecture – The Skies of Chicago, Illinois – An  Aerial View

Here is today’s featured photo presentation of a southeastern view from the John Hancock Observatory with the lens pointed down into the Streeterville & New Eastside areas. To let the year REALLY shine, I am featuring fine photos of great architecture, so we can continue to honor the brighter side of life this year. Part 4 features the beauty of skies of Chicago, Illinois in an aerial view, which also includes an absolutely stunning and beautiful view of the very acute and sharp turn of the southernmost part of the infamous “S” Curve of Lake Shore Drive (now known as “Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive”) at the point where at this time, it directly met Wacker Drive. What a driver’s headache–especially on a rainy day while driving, not to mention the danger! This photo was taken one year before the re-alignment of this began, as construction began in 1982 which included a complete reconstruction north of the Chicago River, greatly smoothing the S-curve. The northbound side was re-opened in October 1985, and the southbound lanes re-opened in November 1986. The photo also includes the boats of Lake Michigan, Monroe Harbor, also The Adler Planetarium, The Shedd Aquarium. The whole South Shore is overexposed because it is very hard to aim down into the shadows of buildings and have it not underexposed. Merrill C. Meigs Field Airport, now is known as the Northerly Island Park Is slightly overexposed–but a much better photo is featured in my article: Nov 5, 2021: Featured Photo: Architecture, Part 4 – The Skies of Chicago, Illinois – Southeast From John Hancock Observatory. It’s exquisite aerial views like this that make the City of Chicago a very proud and enchanting city–and this is just among very unique examples of the great staples throughout a great city just like the City of Chicago. This makes this great city, Chicago it’s very own, and a great place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon, especially a great summer one! Date – July 1981.
Southeast View From John Hancock Observatory__Streeterville & New Eastside.pngPhoto taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/60th 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.

Another fine aerial view photograph to follow very soon in the feature of Part 4 – The Skies of Chicago, Illinois. It is going to be quite a month, so join me ALL November and early December to bring back to the nice spirit of summertime! 


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