Michael Jack  

Crown Fountain by Michael Jack

June 2020 - Crown Fountain

About the Image(s)

I was with a group of photographers who were mostly interested in photographing models in the Museum of Art and at Navy Pier in Chicago. I was more interested in architecture so braved the strong winds and periodic downpours to walk around the city. The weather reduced the number of people out so I was able to isolate this woman against one of the Crown Fountains. This was taken the same time as the last image from Navy Pier. It was taken in April.

Canon 5D MkIV, 24-105 f4 L Lens at 45mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500 sec. Processed in LR.

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6 comments posted

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
When I first saw this image, I though it was actually selectively made B&W for impact, but it's just the environment. The vibrant color in the display contrasted with the subdued colors of the day really give this image a lot of impact. One nit - there is a person on the left in a red coat who is cut in half, I would adjust the crop to get rid of them. Overall, great image!   Posted: 06/08/2020 20:48:56
Michael Jack   Michael Jack
Ah, thanks. I recropped this image and missed the partial person on the left.   Posted: 06/11/2020 18:03:49

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
The subdued overall feel of the image make the artistic reddish face really pop with impact. The addition of the person standing in the refection give an added sense of meaning to the image that I thing works quite well.. Although it is not your fault I wish the sky was more a steely grey than to white. There is a person (partly) on the left edge in a red coat that could be easily cloned out.

There is sort of a rule about reflections that says either include the whole thing, or crop is severely. I only mention this because on both sides you have reflections that are only missing their heads. You cant crop more because then you would crop the head of the star. I wonder if making the corners a bit darker would make the reflections harder to see and solve the problem.

This is an unusual and stunning image.   Posted: 06/12/2020 10:46:59

Richard White   Richard White
Looks like your decision to go out into the rain was a good one, Michael. I like the mood of the photo and the lady in front adds much to that. Nicely done!   Posted: 06/12/2020 13:47:38

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
This picture really stands out from the crowd. Well seen and well captured. My only little pick is that face is tilting slightly to the right. The buildings are strait, that is not so important, in my opinion.   Posted: 06/13/2020 05:17:49

George R Phile   George R Phile
This is a really nice image. My eye went from the bottom the top of the image. The lady standing in front and her shadow really adds context to this image. I think the black & white surrounding the image on the waterfall really makes this image stand out. Great job.   Posted: 06/13/2020 15:26:14