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Chicago Navy Pier

by on Nov.28, 2019, under Life, Photography

Completed in 1916, Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s top and most visited attractions. Stretching 1km into Lake Michigan it encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1.6 sec at f/7.1, ISO 64 x 3 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

My wife would be at all day training for pretty much the rest of our time in Chicago. This enabled me to go off and do my normal slow paced photography at more appropriate times of day

I’d seen some images online taken from this location (it’s at the top of Navy Pier Parking deck behind the Centennial Wheel, fairground and theatre

I decided to head here for sunset, twilight and night to capture some images. These images were from just prior to and then on sunset

Navy Pier Twilight

Navy Pier Twilight

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 2.5 sec at f/7.1, ISO 64 x 5 Frames

All the images I’d seen online were single captures of mostly the wheel with the city behind. I wanted to capture more of the cityscape in the background so opted for wider stitched panoramas of the view

The top image is comprised of three (3) horizontal frames and the bottom images is from five (5) vertical images stitched


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