Fishing in The Hancock

date January 12, 2012 location Chicago, IL comments 5 Comments

This Monday, I set out on a mission to photograph a subway station, something which I haven't done before. Not knowing exactly what I was looking for, I jumped on the Red Line and made a couple of stops before finally giving up due to the overwhelming number of people present, and my inability to find anything interesting. I started to head home, content with the fact that I would do so empty-handed, until a light bulb went off in my head, that it was the perfect time to get a shot from the bar on the top floor of the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room. You see, not only was it a Monday night in January, meaning the bar would be less occupied than normal nights, but being in the middle of winter, the sun sets closer to the south making it more possible to get the colors of the sunset in the shot when pointed towards the most interesting portion of the city from the Hancock Center, the south.

I opted for the fisheye lens hoping to get as much of the view as possible, I was pleasantly surprised with the earth-like effect which I had not initially intended.

A fisheye from The Signature Room on the top floor of the John Hancock CenterView on Map

A fisheye from The Signature Room on the top floor of the John Hancock Center

Posted by Dave Wilson on January 12, 2012 9:08am

Fabulous - 'nuff said.

Posted by Karl Lindsay on January 12, 2012 1:38pm


Posted by Rich McPeek on January 12, 2012 3:37pm

Beautiful shot! Love the earth effect!

Posted by Justin on January 13, 2012 11:52am

Matt, that is an amazing image! I keep coming back to it to check it out. Also, were you able resolve my login issue so I can do a review for you? My phone is fixed so you can give me a ring if you want. I will be able to hold a better conversation.

Posted by Edith Levy on January 16, 2012 8:33pm

WOW...beautiful shot.