04 Oct 2018
North & Wells, Chicago, Illinois (Old Town)
Nikon Coolpix P7700
In the late 1960s and early 70s, this was the hippie haven of Chicago. The dark building stands where Piper’s Alley used to be. It was full of head shops, record stores and other assorted shops. The white building on the right is the home of Second City, a comedy improvisation club which has produced many famous comedians such as John Belushi.
Editing was done using ACDSee Ultimate 2020. In Edit mode I created a duplicate layer and used that to crop to a 16×9 ratio and correct the perspective. Then I adjusted the lighting and increased the contrast, clarity and vibrance. Next I increased the saturation in the reds, oranges, yellows and greens.
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