A patio next to the Chicago River with a clear view of the heart of downtown Chicago.

Camera: Canon 5D
Polarizing lens: Heliopan thin
ISO 50
Photoshop: layered 2 images on top of each other and worked with the eraser tool mostly.


bench, shady, downtown, patio, shaded, grey, blue, water, green, building, wood, sun, gray, cityscape, river, sunny, shade, picnic, chicago

I enjoy photography of all kinds. If it was how I supported my family financially, it would be a dream come true.

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  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...about 5 years ago

    awesome shot adam!! that lighting Rocks!

  • You have good taste Chris. LOL Thanks, I like the way this came out.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 5 years ago

    Superb work, Adam! I love the colors of the buildings and the wonderful realism. I feel like I could step right into the picture!

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskiabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Bonnie. I was tempted to walk onto that patio, but I would probably get in trouble for trespassing.

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 5 years ago

    Wow! This is great Adam! The light ,color and detail are great. I’ll take that view anytime!

  • We can start a new group. “Patio with a View”. HO HO

    – Adam Bykowski

  • mimulux
    mimuluxabout 5 years ago

    wonderful shot!

  • Thank you.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckiover 4 years ago

    fantastic colour and tones, excellent work

  • Appreciate it. Thank you.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 4 years ago

    Beautiful view !

  • It was a cool spot on a clear day. Thanks for noticing.

    – Adam Bykowski

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