Nestled by the Clouds by taffy

Nestled by the Clouds

Two versions of the same scene, both taken with long lens (one at 450, the other at 240mm) and processed in b&w. I am leaning toward the 450mm version but was curious what others might think so posted both. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Alternative album version: https://365project.org/taffy/the-also-ran-ph/2019-06-07
And Junko's slightly differently processed b&w: https://365project.org/jyokota/365/2019-06-07
BTW, this is the Bloomingdales building on North Michigan Avenue.
I like both but do prefer this one. Fabulous captures
June 8th, 2019  
Great shot!
June 8th, 2019  
oh yes this one looks like it is up in the clouds, maybe under a spell or something :)
June 8th, 2019  
They're both good photo, but they show different things. One has context, this one allows the building to float in a properly disconnected fashion. If I had to choose, I'd pick this one.
June 8th, 2019  
Both are amazing captures, this one looks like a fairy castle rising out of the clouds. I love this one.
June 8th, 2019  
Prefer this one
June 8th, 2019  
Love this one!
June 8th, 2019  
This one for me. Seems more mysterious without the other buildings to ‘anchor’ it. Fav
June 8th, 2019  
Wow what a stunning image! Love it!
June 8th, 2019  
Brilliant...fav
June 8th, 2019  
This one - the other one the eye doesn't rest good it just jumps around.
June 8th, 2019  
it makes me feel that this is illustrating castles in the air
June 8th, 2019  
This would be the one.
June 8th, 2019  
Excellent. I think of the two images,this one really jumps out at you and provokes more emotion. It has more WOW! factor....at least, for me.
June 8th, 2019  
Castles in the sky! Super capture. Both pics have their merits. I like the mystery in this one.
June 8th, 2019  
Excellent.
June 8th, 2019  
I love them both, but I prefer this one. It seems more mysterious. Both are favs.
June 8th, 2019  
I love this one!
June 8th, 2019  
Mystical capture. Fav!! 😀
June 8th, 2019  
This one is even more mysterious because it’s all alone out there ;) Fav
June 8th, 2019  
This looks just like a very good bit of PS, but I know it isn't! It's a super shot but I'm going to buck the trend and say the other is my preference.
June 8th, 2019  
Both are looking wonderful, but this is my favorite. Looks like a castle in a fairytale.
June 8th, 2019  
Fab photo but I lean to the other!
June 8th, 2019  
This is my favorite.
June 8th, 2019  
I put this one in the Fine Art category - so probably this one.
June 8th, 2019  
How fabulous
Is this from your amazing balcony
June 8th, 2019  
Very cool
June 8th, 2019  
The simplicity and grandeur of this image make it the one for me.
June 8th, 2019  
I like this one. Is the Wizard of Oz around?
June 8th, 2019  
I like this very much! It looks so different without other buildings!
June 8th, 2019  
Two distinct images, both excellent.
June 9th, 2019  
Gorgeous - looks like a fairytale!!
June 9th, 2019  
Oh my! This is beyond wonderful...so magical and full of imaginings. I love them both but this gets top billing for me
June 9th, 2019  
Lynne says it perfectly for me
June 9th, 2019  
that looks like it's from a fairy tale, doesn't it? aces!
June 9th, 2019  
I loved this image from the moment I saw it -- so magical! And your processing is beautiful . . . such nice contrasts that bring out the structure against the soft clouds and fog.
June 9th, 2019  
Both grand with similar contrasts. This one has the magic for me.
June 9th, 2019  
it could be a fairy tale castle
June 9th, 2019  
It looks like a sorcerer's castle!
June 9th, 2019  
Of the two I prefer this one fav
June 9th, 2019  
This one!
June 9th, 2019  
Fascinating image to see alongside Junko's colour one. This one almost looks like it is made of Lego to me!
June 9th, 2019  
FAv!
June 9th, 2019  
This looks like a magical castle in the sky - fabulous!
June 9th, 2019  
Wow!! The isolation the fog gives is nothing short of incredible!! Super shot!!!
June 9th, 2019  
Terrific shot
June 9th, 2019  
They are both beautiful but I prefer this one as it stands alone be — absolutely stunning as usual
June 10th, 2019  
I loved seeing them both - thanks for posting both - I lean towards this one, but it's nice visualizing it in the whole setting. Some neat fog.
June 10th, 2019  
Both are excellent, but this one gets the fav from me!
June 10th, 2019  
I like this one better. There are so many nice architectural shots in Chicago.
June 10th, 2019  
Each tells us a different story. This one gives you the impression that the building is secluded sort of a castle in the clouds while the other shows us that it is one among many only on a higher level.
June 10th, 2019  
Fabulous! Reminds me of the song from Les Mis - 'this is my castle on a cloud'
June 10th, 2019  
This is like a fairy tale or a modern version of the old cathedral that rises out of the ocean when the tide recedes. fav
June 10th, 2019  
I like both of them but prefer the other one
June 11th, 2019  
they do look wonderful and fairytale like. B&W looks great
June 11th, 2019  
Really atmospheric
June 11th, 2019  
I prefer this one, too. It feels more dream-like.
June 13th, 2019  
@rosiekerr Thanks! My print of it arrives on Friday. We need you and R back to hang it properly of course!
June 13th, 2019  
Number one on TT once again!! Congratulations Taffy this is such a fabulous image!!
June 14th, 2019  
Like a castle in the sky! Gorgeous Top Twenty capture, Taffy! :)
June 14th, 2019  
so cool to see this top the TT - huge congrats!
June 14th, 2019  
Well deserved top spot Taffy:))
June 14th, 2019  
@fbailey @koalagardens @gardenfolk @pamknowler
Thank you so much for letting me know! It's exciting to see it there!
June 14th, 2019  
Congratulation on making No 1 with this terrific capture :) I missed it while I was away!
June 14th, 2019  
wow!! this is absolutely stunning.
June 17th, 2019  
Like both shots, but this is my fav of the two. Love the isolation.
June 18th, 2019  
And there you were, in a magical kingdom...
July 28th, 2019  
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