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Twilight Reflection - Chicago   Featured in PhotoFlash #082
  Twilight 2 Reflection - Chicago
Twilight 2 Reflection - Chicago
The reflective Bean at Millenium Park, Chicago; f10 @ 5 secs; ISO 100; 20mm lens; tripod;Note: The Bean attracts many camera-toting tourists - even on a weekday evening - but in case you're wondering, that's NOT me in the pic :-) /Kerry
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Ellen Hodges
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    Really the best ever image of the Bean!!!

10/16/2009 9:30:28 PM

 
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Hi Ellen,
Thanks for the note, and I'm glad you like it! This photo was the last in a series in which I tried different focal lengths, beginning further back with a telephoto and then moving physically close with my wide-angle. The wide-angle perspective - combined with the lights and colors of twilight, and the outstanding clouds - was just what I was looking for. Chicago's reflective Cloud Gate sculpture (known as the Bean) is just so special. If I lived nearby (I'm in California), I'd visit frequently to check out all the amazing possibilities.
Thanks again, Ellen!

10/17/2009 9:18:02 AM

 
Rick Clark
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Great image! Saw a magazine article with pictures of the bean. Didn't like any as much as this.

1/6/2010 5:01:46 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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This is on my "Shoot it Someday" List (close enough, but Chicago hotels are killer prices!)

I'm a huge fan of all Bean pix, but I think yours is one of the few that presents the top curvature, rather than the lower portions. The twilight colors and reflections makes this one very unique. It's a beaut!

1/6/2010 5:22:24 AM

 
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Hi Rick and Kathy,
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I'm pleased that you like the photo!

Thanks again,

Kerry

1/6/2010 10:15:04 AM

 
Roger S. Moore
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Another great shot! I see so many of the concepts you teach at work in this image.

1/14/2010 1:59:47 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Roger,
Great to hear from you! Ah, yes, the photo does cover a number of concepts - from wide-angle to lighting to people in the environment :-) ...
Thanks so much for the note, Roger, and glad you like the image!
Kerry

1/14/2010 3:05:43 PM

 
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