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!
"I like the mono treatment. I would like to see a bit more brought out in the highlights to add some additional depth to the image. It seems the image is a bit flat without the highlights brought out. I LOVE the sky in this shot. You really brought…"
"Nice series Tom.
How about a short blurb on how you arrived at your edit. What tools / processes you used to get your final image.
I like all three but Im drawn to your final NE. Your entry has nice colors and added details in the clouds. For…"
I love the colors in your entry. Fantastic creativity and use of your editing tools. It must just be my personal tastes but I feel the crop is a bit tight on the entry image. On the other hand I LOVE your textured border. Im not…"