Leaving the Safe by taffy

Leaving the Safe

Andie @ukandie1 and did an architectural tour of the Chicago Board of Trade building and it was fantastic! Right up there with The Rookery (if anyone is visiting the city). One of the highlights was being able to see the (no longer in use) safe where they used to store not only individual boxes, but huge amounts of silver when it was being traded. The door was huge and thick, with a few steel 'cage' doors to pass through before entering.
@ukandie1 Surprisingly, this was my favorite from the day.
March 24th, 2018  
Wonderful composition. Used to work in a bank but they didn't have anything and gorgeous as this.
March 24th, 2018  
fabulous shapes and lines
March 24th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
March 24th, 2018  
Beautifully balanced composition and excellent black and white!
March 24th, 2018  
Fantastic b&w.
March 24th, 2018  
Very cool shot. Fab in b&w
March 24th, 2018  
Fantastic image and composition- fav
March 24th, 2018  
That would have been fascinating, great capture
March 24th, 2018  
Amazing capture and fabulous composition. Love all the lines and shapes, fav!
March 24th, 2018  
Fascinating shot.
March 24th, 2018  
Amazing. Great detail, b and w conversion, leading of the eye deeply into and around the shot and then there is the eye being taken in through the gate, through the safe door, through another gate and then through a window. Brilliant Taffy. You are such an amazing photographer
March 24th, 2018  
And it is not forbidden? Great shot and processing.
March 24th, 2018  
Amazing detail, taken at a neat angle with all the different shapes, fav
March 24th, 2018  
A stunningly beautiful view of all the shapes and lines . Great edit and clarity . Excites me just to look at it ! fav
March 24th, 2018  
What a fascinating place, I really must come and visit Chicago sometime. You and ukandie's photos are the best tourist advert! This reminds me immediately of Thunderbirds and Batman and all those old cartoon classic with the safe behind caged doors. Just peeking round the corner to see if the baddies are there trying to rob it!
March 24th, 2018  
Wonderful
March 24th, 2018  
What a fabulous B&W image Taffy!! So interesting to see this!! I will definitely have to put this on my list of places to see when I come over next time. Yes there will be a next time!! LOL!! Fav of course!!
March 24th, 2018  
Stunning detail and texture.
March 24th, 2018  
Wow, fascinating place to visit :)
March 24th, 2018  
That would have been interesting. Great b&w with lots of detail.
March 24th, 2018  
How interesting to see. Great shot.
March 24th, 2018  
Fascinating and a great shot . You've managed to include so much of what you describe. Fav
March 24th, 2018  
Nobody ever attempted to rob this stronghold I'm sure. Must have been a very interesting tour. Great capture and pov.
March 24th, 2018  
Fabulous image, love the way you lined up the composition so you can see through both steel gates.
March 24th, 2018  
Stunning image! Must have been such a cool experience.
March 24th, 2018  
way cool and it had to be b&w for this shot. Big fav.
March 24th, 2018  
i had a similar photo from one of the old bank buildings turned into a hotel/condo here in toronto. it feels kind of weird and exciting, isn't it, to see such a place, the door alone was as wide as my stretched arms and i tried to move it and i barely moved it a millimetre. i know the job of keys-keeper is a hard one as i worked in a trading house back in the old country and the small room/safe was as imposing with the bars and the thick metal door, and to memorize which keys go where as well as combinations was a daunting task not to mention the enormous responsibility. aces on this pic, miss taffy.
March 24th, 2018  
Awesome, would love to see this. I can’t imagine it is as great as the Rookery!
March 24th, 2018  
This is wonderful. I love your composition.
March 24th, 2018  
I love the lines and shapes in this and the starkness of the black and white really plays up to the "fortress" aspect of the vault.
March 24th, 2018  
Great lines, patterns, contrasts!
March 24th, 2018  
Great shot. Must be a very cool tour
March 24th, 2018  
Cool shot...love the shapes, lines and pov
March 24th, 2018  
Wonderful gray tones and processing to set off the stark architectural details
March 24th, 2018  
I really enjoy how the doorways line up and repeat. Super POV. What a very cool building and shot.
March 24th, 2018  
All the textures and lines look so good in b&w.
March 24th, 2018  
Great composition and processing. Fav!! 😀
March 24th, 2018  
wonderful lines!
March 24th, 2018  
Wonderful composition and lines, fabulous pov too!
March 24th, 2018  
Love the architectural detail. Def fav!
March 24th, 2018  
Looks like something from a movie.
March 24th, 2018  
Looks great in B&W!
March 24th, 2018  
Effective shot and POV. Looks quite safe to me.
March 24th, 2018  
that circular doorway is a great feature. You do such a good job with these architectural shots. I am hoping that one day, I will be able to visit Chicago, and I shall use your photos as a planning tool so that I know where to visit!
March 24th, 2018  
Wonderful composition and pov, I like the way the circular doorway contrasts with the straight lines. You've conveyed the depth so well I feel like I can almost walk right into the image.
March 25th, 2018  
Looks like you locked this shot down!
March 25th, 2018  
I love how my eye is drawn all the way through your image. Another wonderfully composed shot!!
March 25th, 2018  
As always, your captures are artistically composed and technically perfectly captured. Fav
March 25th, 2018  
Would you mind sharing your workflow on an image like this and what programs you use? And is it a one exposyhdr or bracketed. It blows me away in its perfection
March 25th, 2018  
How fabulous - this is a beautiful photo - but also so informative!
March 25th, 2018  
This is so awesome xx
March 25th, 2018  
Cool shot, must have been a great experience. Love your composition and treatment.
March 25th, 2018  
@jgpittenger This one was not HDR, but I did up the clarity in LR to get that effect. I just posted a really long explanation of my work flow here: https://365project.org/taffy/the-also-ran-ph/2018-03-23
March 25th, 2018  
@jgpittenger And thank you for such a kind comment -- means a lot coming from you!
March 25th, 2018  
Fantastic shot
March 25th, 2018  
Fabulous!
March 25th, 2018  
Wonderful composition and processing Taffy!
March 26th, 2018  
Wonderful clarity in this capture...
March 26th, 2018  
Everyone above has said what I thought. Just love the line leading through the various gates of protection!
March 26th, 2018  
Spectacular capture and processing. I think I'm missing out on these CAF tours that you and @ukandie1 are taking . . . Maybe I will work up the energy to join you. I've been buoyed by the meetings with @caterina and @dominicododaro and am slowly making my way back to photography. I hope.
March 30th, 2018  
@jyokota I am pleased to hear that you have been buoyed by your recent trip to Italy. I know you will join us when the time feels right for you. I shall look forward to seeing you then!
March 31st, 2018  
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