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PostSubject: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 2:31 pm

After watching the Bears lose, I didnt feel like going home so I drove to Millennium Park to take some pics....


I actually worked here while they were building this bridge. I also worked across the street while they were building the Modern Wing of the Art Institute. We did all the excavation and back filling. Believe it or not, under all the grass is a shit load of Styrofoam to help reduce the weight since there is a parking garage under the park. It was kindof weird seeing it all finished.

Im gonna be adding to this once I get them all fixed up.


Walkway from Monroe to Millennium Park.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 2:43 pm

that is pretty cool joe! nice picture!
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 6:59 pm

Cool pic! I wish I could have gone there again this summer. It's a cool place.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 7:02 pm

Thanks! Yeah it was nice working down there in the summer. I was a block away from the lake and there is nothing but hot chicks walking past non stop. Too bad I was covered in dirt and sweaty, lol

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 7:03 pm

If I ever get married, I'm hiring you, Joey.
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 7:09 pm

That is a very cool pic Joe! Buckingham fountain is another cool one to get at night when they light it up with all the colors. I wish I lived closer to the city. There are SO many incredible places to get pics downtown.

That's interesting about the grass growing in styrofoam. Next time I take any out of town friends there I'll mention that to them and they'll probably tell me I'm full of shit.
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 7:15 pm

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That is a very cool pic Joe! Buckingham fountain is another cool one to get at night when they light it up with all the colors. I wish I lived closer to the city. There are SO many incredible places to get pics downtown.

That's interesting about the grass growing in styrofoam. Next time I take any out of town friends there I'll mention that to them and they'll probably tell me I'm full of shit.

I actually parked across the street from the fountain but I didnt go over there cuz the water is shut off now. At least I think it is. And the grass isnt growing directly on the foam, there is about a foot of dirt and then grass. And the foam doesnt cover the whole area, just in certain places. You can see the little "bowl" looking thing at the base of the bridge, well on either side of there, we put down a shit load of the foam about 6' high, 10' wide and 25' long. Its actually called Geo foam but its really just really dense Styrofoam. They are expensive as hell too. 1 block of it that measures 4' x 4' x 8' cost $800 depending on the density. I wish I took pictures of it when we were putting it in.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 7:23 pm

Nice pic dude, can't wait to see the other ones...
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 7:39 pm

xegitalian19xx wrote:
Nice pic dude, can't wait to see the other ones...

Thanks Ant! I was gonna convert them all to HDR but ill just edit a little and then post up later tonight.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 9:09 pm

Walkway from Monroe to Millennium Park.


I had to edit out the Photomatix watermarks on this one too, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 9:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 9:19 pm

Wish I could see them from work.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 19th 2009, 11:07 pm

Those are some awesome pics there Joey! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 12:05 am

Next time you want to take pics downtown let me know and I will meet you and walk around. I neglected going into the city this summer and want to get pics with my new camera (THANKS JACKIE) before winter.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 12:21 am

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Next time you want to take pics downtown let me know and I will meet you and walk around. I neglected going into the city this summer and want to get pics with my new camera (THANKS JACKIE) before winter.

Sounds good. These were taken just before midnight last night.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 12:22 am

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eviltrycycle wrote:
Next time you want to take pics downtown let me know and I will meet you and walk around. I neglected going into the city this summer and want to get pics with my new camera (THANKS JACKIE) before winter.

Sounds good. These were taken just before midnight last night.

Same here!!! I want to get some pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 12:23 am

I just learned that a low ISO setting is supposed to be used when taking photos for HDR. I had mine set at 800 cuz it was dark outside. I got a lot to learn, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 12:35 am

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eviltrycycle wrote:
Next time you want to take pics downtown let me know and I will meet you and walk around. I neglected going into the city this summer and want to get pics with my new camera (THANKS JACKIE) before winter.

Sounds good. These were taken just before midnight last night.

That is not a bad time to take pics. I leave Elmhurst around 11 pm everynight so the city is not that far. I can be your chauffeur and you can show me the neat stuff to take pics of.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 6:53 am

Kool pics bro, you should photoshop your car into them

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 7:27 am

Nice pics, thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 10:18 am

Thanks guys!

Shawn1112 wrote:
Kool pics bro, you should photoshop your car into them

I am actually trying to find a spot by the Shedd Aquarium that I can park my car and get the lake and the skyline in the same shot as well as lake Shore drive but I cant find the spot. I drove down there the night I took the Millennium Park pics but my GPS wouldn't route me directly there cuz it said the roads were restricted or something.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 10:40 am

My favorite place to look at the city is down by the Shedd. I have a few places in mind I want to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 10:57 am

I think it would be interesting if you could drive your car out on Navy Pier next to the ferris wheel and take the picture from the lake after the railings and benches and trash cans are all moved out of the way.

See if you can do that, Joey.
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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 10:58 am

On the pier would be killer. Someone has to know someone that could let us do that right?????? Very Happy During the winter that crap has be moved anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Pics from Millennium Park area   October 20th 2009, 11:11 am

I'm Todd Stroger's third cousin. I'll make some calls.
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