Carbide and Carbon Building Lobby

One of my favorite buildings in Chicago is the Carbide & Carbon building c. 1929. Most of  its beauty  has been maintained since its conversion in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel. Here is a look at the Michigan Ave lobby which features Art Deco bronzework and black Belgian marble. Unfortunately I did not have a tripod with me at the time these brackets were taken so the higher ISO was required, but the final image turned out reasonably nice IMHO.


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View of  the Carbide & Carbon building  lobby in Downtown Chicago.
Copyright © 2010 Jay Taylor Photography.
3 Bracketed images taken using the Pentax K7 dslr set on apeture-priority mode (Av) with Pentax SMC DA 14/f2.8  lens, handheld. The exposures were taken at 14 mm,  f/5.6,  ISO 1000 using Center-weighted averaging metering. Post processing done in Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3,  tone-mapping in Photomatix Pro .
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