Chicago Architectural Tour

During the 4th July long weekend we were in Chicago and took the famous Chicago Architectural Tour. If you are in the Chicago area I would highly recommend you take this tour. Presented below are some of the photographs from our trip. All photographs taken using iPhone 6 Plus.


The Big Mac

The Mackinac Bridge (familiarly known as “Big Mac” and “Mighty Mac”) is the world’s 19th-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere, spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. (Source: Wikipedia)

Some photography ranting…This is the first photograph which I processed using the amazingly powerful Luminosity Masks technique in Photoshop. Pursuants of this technique please refer to Tony Kuyper’s enlightening page here.

The Big Mac Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

The Big Mac
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Looking Across Maumee

Last evening I got a chance to be over the Maumee river at sunset and luckily I had my camera over my person. So here is the proof that I was there. 🙂

The blue and white vessel at the pier in the foreground is the Sandpiper which is a passenger vessel which has been plying over the Maumee since 1984.

Adorning the middle ground is the Cherry Street Bridge (officially called Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge). Built in 1914 it is actually a draw bridge; the blue part of the bridge, in the middle left of the photograph, opens up to allow big vessels to pass through.

And finally standing tall (pun intended) in the background is the cable-stayed Veterans’ Glass City Skyway.

Looking across Maumee Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Looking across Maumee
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L