One of my goals on this Chicago trip was to get a couple of good HDR shots of the Chicago River. After diner Friday night was went for a stroll down Michigan Avenue. I took a couple of shots of the street to get some blurs with the vehicles, but I really wanted a shot of the river at night. I simply walked just a block down from our hotel to the Michigan Avenue bridge and set up my camera. This is only a three shot HDR image. I had a lot of fun playing around with the Photomatix program to get this shot just how I wanted it. An alternate version of this picture will be on my photography page on Facebook later tonight.


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

2 responses »

  1. bluegill says:

    My favorite of your Chi town pics…

  2. […] this shot straight from Photomatix earlier in the year, and it was one of my most popular shots. You can visit that post here. I really liked the Photomatix result, but something was just missing. It did not look real to me. […]

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