Thanks, Hilda! Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the fountain. My friend and I spent half a day (our 5th and last day) walking around and the fountain was too far out of our range. If I'm still working in two years (maybe I'll retire!), the Academy meetings will be in Chicago again and I hope to make it to some other locations. A group of us did get to the Aquarium one morning and I'll be posting some shots from there once I get them edited. The skyline photo behind the lake is actually from the front of the aquarium. Thanks again for all the supportive and lovely comments you send my way. I always look forward to more of your wonderful work!
"Ian.... I agree with Sandy.
Dont stay away from commenting. Its not always about technical knowledge. Sometimes it is simply what you like. Opinions matter whether from the perspective of personal taste of from that of technical knowledge... sooooo,…"
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Concept of adding a sun flare, YES! but... placement of the sun flare... not so much for me. This is an awesome edit with the only spot I see that needs work is the front corner of…"