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Stairs to the Abandoned C&NW Rosehill Cemetery Station, Chicago, Illinois (2018-10-06 13-18-20a)

Stairs to the Abandoned C&NW Rosehill Cemetery Station, Chicago, Illinois (2018-10-06 13-18-20a)

The photo was taken at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois (West Ridge/West Rogers Park). The stairs are located just outside the main Ravenswood entrance.

The stairs lead up to what used to be a train station run by the Chicago & North Western. They operated a special funeral car which would bring a casket to the cemetery. There it was put in a special building with an elevator which brought it down to ground level to be buried. That building is still extant. I thought I had a photo of it but, apparently, I don’t.

I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera to take the photo and Luminar 2018 to do the post-processing. First, I straightened the image and cropped it very slightly. Then I used the RAW Develop filter to lower the exposure, highlights and whites and raise the contrast, shadows and clarity. I added the Accent-AI filter and used the Tone filter to lower the SmartTone. Then I increased the vibrance and used the HSL filter to raise the saturation and the luminence in the blues and aquas.

Photo & text © Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

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  1. Well, whatever you did with your camera (sorry but I am useless when it comes to cameras) your picture is absolutely stunning. It is in its abandoned stage a more beautiful staircase than it was in its previous days what with all the overgrowth and vines. I really love this look…

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