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An Alley on the Southern Border of Rogers Park in Chicago, Illinois (2019-04-05 14-22-06_01) – Black & White Friday

© 2019 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

An Alley on the Southern Border of Rogers Park in Chicago, Illinois (2019-04-05 14-22-06_01)

In the early 20th century a religious community established the town of Zion, Illinois. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan just a bit south of the Wisconsin border. As the town was to be built from scratch, they had the opportunity to seek the advice of officials from other cities. One official gave them this advice: When you lay out the city, include alleys.

Chicago was way ahead of Zion. It is built around alleys which allow deliveries to be made to the back of houses instead of tying up the streets although this is not done as much any more. It also allowed for access to garages. They are also interesting.

This alley runs north from Devon Avenue between Glenwood and Newgard in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera to take the photo. Editing was done with Luminar Flex. I used the RAW Develop filter to increase the contrast, shadows and clarity and reduce the highlights. Then I added the Accent-AI and AI Sky Enhancer filters and used the Tone filter toNext I added the Details Enhancer and used the Brilliance / Warmth filter to increase the warmth and vividness. Last I converted it to black and white and fine-tuned it.

Photo © 2019 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

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    • In Chicago the alleys are mainly for getting your car in or out of the garage. The only time that people who don’t live there drive through them is if someone’s selling their stuff at a garage sale. They aren’t used for deliveries any more.

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