Jerry Hug, APSA  

“Pritzer Pavillon in Chicago” by Jerry Hug, APSA

November 2020 - “Pritzer Pavillon in Chicago”

About the Image(s)

I shot this image from the top of the Cliff Dwellers building located across the the street from the Chicago Art Institute. I used my Lumix Micro 4/3 with a medium long lens. I dodged the distracting background to emphasize the unusual shapes of the building. During performances the seating is for paid tickets and the foreground grass area is either free of lower charge depending on the event. My purpose was to show the building and grounds from a different perspective. If you look close enough you can see a movie being played for visitors on this open house day for “Chicago Open House”.

3 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
An interesting image with the leading line from bottom right to the building works well. The size of the building is a bit deceiving until I see the tiny specs of people. The building and cars upper right tend to distract from the main subject but I am not sure there would have been a way to eliminate it, maybe tone down the white cars, not sure. It could also be because both buildings are lined up going left to right making a less than < shape from bottom right to left edge and back to upper right and the eye follows the shape.   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:24:01

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
It is interesting to see what gets past city planners, a gift wrapped art center is an interesting choice for the city. You tonal range in the image is deep and suits the image well, I don't mind the building and cars top right as it shows how the building sits within the city or not as the case may be. I do think the city council should be made when they build these buildings the place the perfect viewing platform for the best angle to photograph these buildings. But your angle is very pleasing.   Posted: 11/13/2020 07:00:32

M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Interesting one Jerry. This is innovative architecture and a playground for architectural photography. You did very well with your image which presents the ambiance and provides good information. The tonal contrast is well managed.   Posted: 11/24/2020 01:25:06


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