Terry Clark  

Lake Shore Drive by Terry Clark

October 2020 - Lake Shore Drive

October 2020 - Terry Clark


About the Image(s)

Taken just after sunset along this famous skyline.
Original taken with Fuji x-T2 converted to full spectrum with 850nm filtration, two minute exposure, ISO 200, f/8.0

7 comments posted

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Wow what impact. So well done showing the skyline of buildings against the super sky. Do like the curved lead in of the {whatever it is ) at the base. I take it it is some sort of walkway on the river? really good shot this and can visualise it as a huge picture on a wall.   Posted: 10/10/2020 04:32:57

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
I feel that there are two images in this scene. The sky is magnificent and the long exposure has given it an almost threatening feel. I assume there was a storm on the way. However I don't think you need the lead in and I would suggest cropping the image just below the shoreline. Alternatively the lead in with just the buildings, i.e. cropping out most of the sky, would make another interesting composition. As the sky is so powerful I would tend towards the former which I think would make a striking image.   Posted: 10/12/2020 11:52:07

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I think you have captured a very interesting sky with the long exposur,e and for me it definitely contributes to the mood of this image. I also find the low key treatment very effective in creating the sense of the approaching weather. One thing that I think would add to the impact (but of course you would have to go back and do it under the same weather conditions) would be to stop it down to at least f/16 to get the tiny pinpoints of light along the shore to be star bursts. As it is, I find the image engaging. I like the curved line leading into it and would not crop it out. Did you by any chance also capture an image of this scene in portrait orientation? Just curious.   Posted: 10/17/2020 09:23:53
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
No, did not shoot this in portrait.
The foreground curve, with its subtle detail, mirrors the very busy and bright Lakeshore
Drive and then the two arcs exit the frame, stage left, together.
The Title is "Lakeshore Drive" but is it the real subject of this image?   Posted: 10/23/2020 14:56:07

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Nice!! Love the sky, love the city but the beautiful C curved walk gets lost in the darkness for me. I think with a little dodging and burning you might be able to tease it out just a bit and it would create a nice pop for the photo. I like the original version a lot as well. Now I need to play with my 850 filter........   Posted: 10/17/2020 10:59:51

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
I like the use of a long exposure. In fact I recently purchased a picture from a photographer who specializes in long exposures. Your scene would not have the interest if the clouds were not moving. I hope you do more and that you detail what you used in the way of ND filters and how long the exposure was.   Posted: 10/18/2020 15:02:43

Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Heading to Oregon next week to photograph the coast in IR.
Plan a number of long exposures of the surf.
  Posted: 10/23/2020 14:58:36


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