A Cold Day in Chicago

Last shot (taken yesterday, processed today) from 2017, closing out Year 5 which is hard to believe. This is a combination of 12 vertical shots merged in LR and then cleaned up in LR and PS. I was out for about 20 minutes and could not feel my fingertips -- it's warming up today to almost 5 degrees F (not C). So still very cold!
Hoping everyone is in a good place on this first day of 2018.
Great Pano shot it certainly looks very cold :) fav
posted January 1st, 2018  
FAV FAV FAV !!!!! Spectacular panorama, perfectly stitched to show the icy day on which you braved the elements to take the shots!
posted January 1st, 2018  
@jyokota And the lighting is much better now thanks to your advice!
posted January 1st, 2018  
It looks like the ice and cold has diminished Chicago as if to demonstrate the force of mighty nature. Great winter scene and it looks perfectly stitched.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Yikes. Chilly!!!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Simply stunning Taffy! I would love to see it frozen! Huge fave for your wonderful processing! Congratulations on completing year 5! I have so many gaps this year it will take me a while to fill them!
posted January 1st, 2018  
I'll be happy to see pictures taken from your windows. Stay warm.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Awesome image! Love the colors--and the ice is pretty if you are not out in it.
posted January 1st, 2018  
great cityscape looking over the frozen and cold lake
posted January 1st, 2018  
@pamknowler After I saw your note about gaps, I did a closer look and came to the exact same conclusion. Not worth trying to fill in, so hippo ended up being the only one I added (because I liked it!). Thanks for the kind comment!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Great view! Not sure even my trusty Lowepro gloves would have saved my fingers out there. ;)
posted January 1st, 2018  
epic
posted January 1st, 2018  
Well done. Fabulous shot. Stay warm!
posted January 1st, 2018  
stunning capture taffy. happy new year to you and yours!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Brrrr! Great shot(s).
posted January 1st, 2018  
A lovely icy image :)
posted January 1st, 2018  
wow what a lot of work!!
posted January 1st, 2018  
wow! it's certainly is colder in there than here in toronto! this is great work, miss taffy. conveys the cold the city is experiencing. stay warm!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Incredible picture.
posted January 1st, 2018  
This is fabulous!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Great shot Taffy and it does look very cold Fav Happy new year to you and Jim
posted January 1st, 2018  
So incredible, really! 5 years, oh my. Your work is so good, I look forward to your posts. Happy New Year!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Interesting perspective with the ice and water assuming half the shot. Nice panorama of the city.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Stunning pano -- A Happy New Year and onward to year 6 !!
posted January 1st, 2018  
wow! awesome final image Happy New year
posted January 1st, 2018  
Just a fabulous shot for composition and clarity. Looks bitterly cold. Happy New Year!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Wonderful - makes me shiver
posted January 1st, 2018  
Fabulous capture with a great pov to see the city and cold
posted January 1st, 2018  
love that green look to the water. Happy New Year Taffy!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Super image! I find the city so beautiful when it starts to freeze, that said it is bloody cold out there at the mo, once it hits the high teens it will feel like spring lol!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Wow, Taffy! Happy New Year -- here's to the year ahead!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Looks terrific, I like the contrast of the buildings against the sea.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Oh my, this is fabulous.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Wonderful shot
posted January 1st, 2018  
Brrrr it looks so cold. A wonderful shot to complete your 5th year, congratulations!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Fabulous, well worth all the shots but sounds complicated.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Amazing!
posted January 1st, 2018  
This is the sort of shot that is not easy to do well but I can't see how this could be improved - well done... and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Awesome shot! Looks as cold as it feels here. Love the curve of shoreline that makes a more interesting scene
posted January 1st, 2018  
Great capture
posted January 1st, 2018  
This is stunning! Love the scalloped ice (what causes that?)in the foreground, the ice cold looking water, the city in the background. It's all so beautiful. I know nothing about merging photos so I am very impressed! Fav.
posted January 1st, 2018  
This is one impressive pano image, I spent ages just looking at it. I simply can't imagine being in that kind of cold, we think 5C is freezing. Do hope your fingers are OK now. I wish I had more than one fav to give, this photo is quite special.
posted January 1st, 2018  
Brilliant and a fav!
posted January 1st, 2018  
Wonderful Chicagoland pano - so many shots, beautifully stitched together. I bet this one had your laptop chugging along for a while! I can feel the icy chill from here. Very brave of you to be outside in that weather. Fav for the bravery and the result. :)
posted January 1st, 2018  
Wonderful.
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Marvelous pano, mood, leading line
posted January 2nd, 2018  
fav ~ this should be in a magazine
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Lordy, that looks cold! What a wonderful image, so much work must've gone into it.
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Lovely scene, but far too cold for me. Just worked out that 5 degrees F is -15 C.
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Fabulous image from chilly Chicago!
posted January 2nd, 2018  
A really impressive skyline and a serious amount of work ...
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Wow - what an amazing end result. -15C is crazy - and seeing part of your harbour frozen is also crazy.
posted January 2nd, 2018  
FAVtastic :)
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Happy New Year! Ashley's here with us (back in CA) and just got the weather report from her Chi workplace...egad! I had to come by and see where you were doing your photography! Freezing fingers, I guess!!!
posted January 2nd, 2018  
Looks very cold, great image and processing
posted January 2nd, 2018  
How fun! Love the toy city vibe!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Incredible shot. It really lets the viewer know how cold it is.
posted January 4th, 2018  
Absolutely awesome, fav!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Congratulations are in order to you as well, my modest friend!!! TT...Well done and absolutely beautiful! Extra points for having weathered the cold!!!
posted January 5th, 2018  
Wow, I missed this one! Absolutely stunning.
posted January 6th, 2018  
Out of this world and on the TT! Congratulations!
posted January 6th, 2018  
Congrats on making TT! Wonderful image.
posted January 7th, 2018  
Fabulous image! Well deserving of being on the Popular Page!
posted January 9th, 2018  
TT again Taffy congratulations - your photography is wonderful always and when it is of your home town - how can you go wrong!!
posted January 13th, 2018  
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