Walking Up From the River by taffy

Walking Up From the River

Walking back from taking images of skyscrapers and other 'looking up' related photos (for the weekly theme), I noticed that the river walk extension to the bend in the Chicago River where it splits into river north and river south had been completed. I liked the light and reflection and as I picked my spot to photograph, this fellow obligingly walked into my frame. I liked the scene better with someone in it than empty (surprisingly, actually, and totally a result of learning from other's street photography on 365).
Image for the theme in extras: http://365project.org/taffy/the-also-ran-ph/2017-01-12
Thank you for your poignant comments on the tent dwellers posted yesterday. Today was even colder with strong winds. I couldn't stop wondering about their safety and whether they would move to a city run shelter.
What excellent lines and the gentleman just adds so much to it. It was 72 here today but your cold is headed this way. A fleeting day do spring weather.
January 13th, 2017  
Wonderful light, z shaped line, sense of place and reflections
January 13th, 2017  
A beautifully composed image. Nice soft tones in the lighting.
January 13th, 2017  
Stunning picture and perspective.
January 13th, 2017  
The glow of the lighted railings leads the eyes back and forth through this image. The human factor added a very nice touch. Nice that there was only one guy and not a dozen.
January 13th, 2017  
beautiful light - it looks quite chilly
January 13th, 2017  
I like the grunge lighting and mood
January 13th, 2017  
Nice lines :) You can almost feel the cold!
January 13th, 2017  
Fabulous, I just love the bleakness of this photo. Even though it is 35 degrees C here today, this shot almost makes me feel chilly. fav.
January 13th, 2017  
I love this one, I feel like I'm right on the path. The lighting is perfect
January 13th, 2017  
Fantastic!
January 13th, 2017  
Fascinating perspective. I agree that a person in the shot lends a whole lot of meaning to it.
January 13th, 2017  
Initially I thought this was the bridge from the art museum to Millennium park; what a marvelous structure this is! Absolutely, people in such a photo add to the scale and perspective, and this is a wonderful case in point! I'm impressed, too, that you went out walking on a day like this!
January 13th, 2017  
Great lines Taffy and you're so right. The figure makes all the difference. Fav
January 13th, 2017  
This image has a nice balance and interest to it :)
January 13th, 2017  
I love the inclusion of the lone figure, the image takes on a story :)
January 13th, 2017  
Excellent...love your Z lines, lighting and the person in your image. Many favs!
January 13th, 2017  
Love the lines and steel grey - striking! Fav
January 13th, 2017  
Boy that looks like it could be icy if it froze. Good capture
January 13th, 2017  
I like that you included that guy in your shot, Taffy. A very beautiful shot. Looks like hdr. Fav.
January 13th, 2017  
Is this rain on the walk or ice forming? Great shot, you are so good!!!
January 13th, 2017  
Loving the lines and lighting. Including the person was a great idea!
January 13th, 2017  
Yep. Agreed. The lines, the person, 👍
January 13th, 2017  
Great lines- the human element works really well. A contrast between rigid and flowing in a way.
January 13th, 2017  
Superb lines, processing and composition. FAV
January 13th, 2017  
Wonderful shot. You've got the guy in just the right place. Fave
January 13th, 2017  
This has a dystopian feel about it both from your composition and the cold shiny unforgiving surfaces... I like this a lot.
January 13th, 2017  
so much detail and clarity, really good
January 13th, 2017  
Love all the angles and the processing.
January 13th, 2017  
Love the lines and light
January 13th, 2017  
Wonderful shot...fav
January 13th, 2017  
Well done for getting out there in the cold and wet!! This is a great image with wonderful light!! The man adds to the whole scene giving perspective and interest!! Fav!
January 13th, 2017  
Lee
What a great image. Your processing is spot on and never over the top
January 13th, 2017  
A fabulous image
January 13th, 2017  
wonderful shot and edit. The person definitely adds interest
January 13th, 2017  
Real sense of atmospheric theatre here. Love the processing.
January 13th, 2017  
Great lines and processing. Fav!! 😀
January 13th, 2017  
Favulous candid. You're brave walking out there alone though. It looks quite deserted.
January 13th, 2017  
Wonderful shot. It makes me remember how much I love the city.
January 13th, 2017  
Great night shot
January 13th, 2017  
The person does make the scene come alive rather than just an image of buildings. I guess it makes a story doesn't it? Sometimes I don't get when people say an image tells a story but I see one here.
January 13th, 2017  
Inspirational composition and capture.
January 13th, 2017  
@skstein Thanks Sandy! I wasn't brave at all. If you look at the top of the 'z' at street level, you'll notice there are a bunch of people walking. It was rush hour and this was the way from downtown offices to the commuter train station, so very safe and populated. Just no one would really want to be down by the river where it was icy and felt colder.
January 14th, 2017  
Not sure how you made the steel glow but I love it! Fav!
January 14th, 2017  
Beautiful, wonderful pov, lines, use of the light and mystery of the man
January 14th, 2017  
Wonderful perspective!
January 14th, 2017  
This is really fabulous - so much going for it - love the lighting and the composition - and you're so right about the lone figure - totally works beautifully. The details here are just amazing. Fav
January 14th, 2017  
@joysfocus I think the glow was from the reflected lighting under the railings. And maybe from streetlights above?
January 14th, 2017  
Looks very cold.
January 14th, 2017  
Love all the lines and the shiny reflections, along with the obliging walker. Looks so cold and dystopian! I, too, was wondering about the tent people by the river. :(
January 14th, 2017  
like this a lot - the walking figure adds so much to it. Wonderful lines
January 14th, 2017  
Love the tones and reflections as well as your processing.
January 14th, 2017  
love how the lines lead your eye right to the individual walking up the ramp!
January 14th, 2017  
Fabulous capture, great lines, light and details, the person completes the image - fav
January 14th, 2017  
Fabulous composition! Fav!
January 15th, 2017  
wonderful hybrid of empty industrial/architected world with people in there doing their thing (('ve been watching "Human Planet" BBC shows which are premised on people living in unlivable habitats)
January 15th, 2017  
Great lines and I love the processing... that steely gray really jumps out of the image!
January 16th, 2017  
Brilliant
January 19th, 2017  
Congratulations on this making it to the Top Twenty! FAV!
January 20th, 2017  
@skipt07 Thanks for letting me know! VERY exciting to see this particular image on there!
January 21st, 2017  
I missed this. I don't know how/why! It's superb! Love it. Fav.
January 24th, 2017  
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