Chicago Redux – Part I

I was asked to redo my Chicago shots by someone based on the fact my editing has come a long way since I originally shot these nearly 3 years ago. I also never did a cohesive series because I was working and editing while I travel for work is difficult because I have work commitments so setting aside time to edit anything more than an image or two is hard.

With this set I am trying a new sharpening technique instead of the usual high pass filter I have been using. With the high pass sharpening I tend to get halos and the introduction of noise into the images. In particular with skies in an image the noise because very pronounced. This technique I recently saw on Fstoppers allows you to sharpen the image but control noise. I then do a final sharpening pass in lab mode to get critical sharpness. For this series I am extremely pleased with the results.

For inquiring minds. These were all shot on an Olympus EM5 with the last image shot on a Panasonic LX7 that I no longer own.

Enjoy.

Chicago Redux

Chicago Redux

Chicago Redux

Chicago Redux

Chicago Redux

Chicago Redux

One thought on “Chicago Redux – Part I”

  1. We liked your photos. I remember the buildings from prior listing. My favorite is the first photo. The bright sky with the reflection of the sun on the all glass new style buildings and the old clock in the older building. The brightness of the sky make the buildings stand out.

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