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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: August 27, 2005 9:10
Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/7.6 - 1/250 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

This is a ceramic-tiled mural and monument across from the gates of Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. It has been there for years and I must admit that I never noticed it until I was standing next to it taking a shot that was posted a couple of months ago. It is a large mural-like monument about 20 feet across and 12 feet high. I couldn't capture the whole thing without standing in the middle of the street, but I think this shot does capture some of the bold colors that are on the monument. One more thing- the monument itself is tilted funny. I tried straightening it out with lens distortion, but it didn't look very realistic.

** Sorry I have been out of commission for so long. This past weekend, I finished up as pres of a large organization and had a last hurrah at our annual convention. It was incredibly busy few days! Now things have finally slowed down. Future posting is still not working with this version of MT very well (If any of you have any advice on this, I would very much appreciate some help!), so I couldn't arrange to have things up and running while I was out. I also see that MikesRightBrain has been comment-spammed up the wazoo while I was gone. (Any help or suggestions there would be appreciated, too!). Hope all is well, and thanks as always for visiting.


10.25.05, 04:07 AM, rayts:

heya! this is a nice angle, putting the mural at the extreme left and a nice background of parked cars and the metro train at the right. i bet there are Chinatown all over the world. We have one.

10.25.05, 10:19 PM, Alicia:

The tiles look ok to me. Normally, the lens distortion doesn't bother me until I see a straight line. The colors look great.

10.26.05, 06:13 PM, Obelix:

The cars, don't like them in this otherwise colorful shot.

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