Street lights of Chicago by night and day.
Photo #1 and 2 intend to give the feeling of Chicago in the days of Al Capone about 100 years ago as gangsters ruled the city. I'm glad my husband was with me as I took a series of pictures of this dark alley.
Does the threatening, slightly scary feeling come across to you?
I edited photo #2 so it wasn't quite so dark. It is a different perspective from the other side of the street, looking down. Which photo do you like better?
The high-intensity discharge lamps use a gas called mercury vapor for illumination which gives them their orange color.
Photo #4 shows the street lights which were specially designed to accentuate the Asian theme of the upscale restaurant and nightclub "Tao" . These are truly unique they are the only two street lights like it in the city.
I edited photo #4 so the detail of the street light would stand out and the details of the building would be less prominent. I'm slowly learning how to "burn" and "dodge" in the digital darkroom, which is called lightroom nowadays.