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Going back to some older shots that never saw the light of day (well, they are nighshots, but you know what I mean…). These were taken in 2008.

This one is looking up the river from N.Columbus Dr. The building with the clock is Wrigley’s Building, I believe.

[Konica-Minolta 5D, 18-70 kit lens@18mm, f/3.5, 1sec, ISO-100; RAW conversion in LR3 with some straightening in CS3]

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chicago, usa, river, night, light, city, nightscape, town

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetalmost 4 years ago

    I really like both of them! They have great perspective and contrasts! :-)

  • Thank you my friend, I appreciate it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelalmost 4 years ago

    These are fantastic city shots!! I love the B/W!!

  • Thanks Ann, They are quite interesting in colour too, but I find something very… “Art Deco” about the BW versions.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • barefootpaul
    barefootpaulalmost 4 years ago

    I like both these night shots. I think the lighting and contrast are strong!

  • Thanks mate, I appreciate the favouring :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaalmost 4 years ago

    A favorite for sure, nice work

  • Thanks for favouring it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Jainie, much appreciated! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • OntheroadImage
    OntheroadImagealmost 4 years ago

    Night shoots are something that I’ve always found difficult to achieve- you’ve done a smashing job of it, and your subject matter couldn’t be better. Architecturally, Chicago has the most interesting skylines in the world.

  • Thank you very much, I really hope that I may get a chance to go back there one day. Thanks for favouring it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • x- pose
    x- posealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 3 years ago

    Stunning work George!!

  • Thanks Sharon, for the fav too! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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