The Bean

Gord MacEachern Student 12/30/2010 4:18:05 AM

Beautiful reflections and POV Ellen, glad you had fun! #1339659

Val Feldman 12/30/2010 4:39:38 AM

This is the Bean, right??!! Oh, love this, Ellen - what a very cool pov - the reflections are beautiful, light perfect...unique view - just wonderful!!! Fav'd! #9132237

Doug Pignet 12/30/2010 4:49:44 AM

Very kewl pov on this lovely city shot...Well done #9132264

Linda D. Lester 12/30/2010 4:52:34 AM

I think this is my favorite shot of this the pov! #9132276

frank w. degenhardt 12/30/2010 5:03:46 AM

I love this curved view of the city. Is that done with the fisheye lens? However done it gives such a fun and beautiful look at the skyline. Gorgeous colors, just love the look. Another thing that I especially love it the incredible and gorgeous work you did with the lights of the buildings. That is some amazing camera work dear friend.
Annie and I hope your New Year is full of joy, adventure, and peace. #9132306

Leslie McLain 12/30/2010 5:08:46 AM

Beautiful capture and perspective, Ellen. It was a fun day. #9132314

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/30/2010 5:25:16 AM

Hi Ellen,That is awesome my friend.Beautiful reflection and and a great composition!!!!! #9132357

Ron McEwan 12/30/2010 5:35:40 AM

Good eye and great composition Ellen, like the evening lights with the sunset sky as a background. #9132383

R. J. Laudenbacher 12/30/2010 5:39:54 AM

This is great Ellen. Really like the POV you caught on it. #9132398

Claudia Kuhn 12/30/2010 6:19:50 AM

Cool capture Ellen, love the light #9132486

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/30/2010 7:56:21 AM

AmAAAZING capture, Ellen. Another winner for next month!!! #9132661

Nancy L. Green 12/30/2010 8:13:29 AM

SUPER GREAT reflective image Ellen, VERY well done!! <>< #9132700

Tiia Vissak 12/30/2010 9:32:32 AM

a cool shot! #9132919

Marty Straub 12/30/2010 10:46:15 AM

Well, that's using the ol' bean, Ellen. Excellent use of it, too. What a great idea to distort part of the city and its dwellers while showing a beautiful twilight image. #9133127

Kerry Hill 12/30/2010 10:59:43 AM

Fantastic capture Ellen, wonderful reflection! #9133156

Rona L. Schwarz 12/30/2010 11:58:09 AM

FABULOUS, capture of the Bean, Ellen!!! Simply a marvelous POV with stunning detail and clarity and color. I love the way the reflected Bean skyline is juxtaposed with the regular Chicago skyline. Very creative and beautifully done! #9133262

Ann H. Belus 12/30/2010 12:14:09 PM

Outstanding composition, Ellen; love the reflection caught in the "bean!" #9133318

John Connolly 12/30/2010 12:50:17 PM

Marvelous reflections Ellen, well seen and captured! #9133424

Tammy Espino 12/30/2010 12:50:30 PM

Cool capture of the bean!!! :) #9133425

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/30/2010 1:18:03 PM

AWESOME Ellen!!! #9133490

Phyllis Burchett 12/30/2010 4:30:04 PM

Very cool shot Ellen! #9133708

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/30/2010 6:25:20 PM

Fantastic image with wonderful POV, Ellen! :-) k #9133872

a2o aini 12/30/2010 6:46:31 PM

another fabulous shot my friend...u capture it so well, excellent! love it! #9133901

Terry Cervi 12/30/2010 8:38:32 PM

Outstanding work, Ellen! Love that POV! #9134045

Ellen Hodges 12/30/2010 9:21:17 PM

Thanks for the kind comments you wonderful photographers!!! #9134112

Barbara Waldoch 12/30/2010 9:53:28 PM

Awesome job, Ellen!
Happy New Year! #9134148

Dick W. Wyatt 12/31/2010 12:13:20 AM

A great POV. Well done, Ellen.


Debra R. Harder 12/31/2010 8:49:02 AM

I love how you composed this, Ellen! Brilliant details, colors, lighting and reflections. Looks like you had a wonderful time with Leslie and Peaches. Say "hello" for me!! Deb #9135106

Ellen Hodges 12/31/2010 5:26:59 PM

Thanks, Barb, Dick and Deb! #9135899

Kathy Salerni 1/1/2011 9:26:15 PM

Great eye, Ellen, great composition, great reflection and a totally unique view of "The Bean!" Well done! #9138043

Emile Abbott 1/2/2011 2:28:39 PM

That windy city done blew those buildings over. Great capture in Bean town. Happy New Year Ellen #9139224

Ellen Hodges 1/7/2011 8:37:52 AM

Thanks, Kathy and Emile!! #9148449

Tammy Espino 1/18/2011 8:37:12 PM

Congrats on your great finalist! :) #9171579

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/18/2011 9:04:30 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Kathy Salerni 1/18/2011 9:12:05 PM

A huge congrats on your beautiful finalist and best of luck in the next round, Ellen! #9171902

Reynaldo D. Reyes 1/18/2011 9:26:33 PM

Amazing beauty, Congrats on your finalist Ellen!~ #9172021

Ellen Hodges 1/18/2011 9:31:56 PM

Thanks soooooo much BP for choosing this image and thanks bunch for the kind comments, friends!! #9172050

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2011 9:42:58 PM

Congratulations on your fnalist, Ellen!! Beautiful! #9172111

frank w. degenhardt 1/18/2011 9:56:35 PM

Sucha beautiful image of Chi Town my dear friend. Annie and I want to CONGRATULATE you on this well deserved FINALIST and wish you the best of luck in the next round. #9172185

Laura E. Swan 1/18/2011 11:15:00 PM




-Laura #9172507

Stefania Barbier 1/19/2011 12:23:25 AM

fantastic finalist, congratulations!!! #9172647

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/19/2011 3:53:07 AM

A big Congratulations,Ellen.WTG My Friend!!! #9173149

Ellen Hodges 1/19/2011 3:54:50 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, friends!! #9173159

Nancyj Hovey 1/19/2011 4:06:09 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9173224

Leslie McLain 1/19/2011 4:19:14 AM

Congrats on your terrific finalist, Ellen. #9173303

Fanie Heymans 1/19/2011 4:38:38 AM

Excellent, Congrats on your finalist, Ellen! #9173465

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/19/2011 4:55:11 AM

Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Ellen #9173576

Linda D. Lester 1/19/2011 6:09:06 AM

Congratulations!!!! #9174118

Emile Abbott 1/19/2011 6:53:54 AM

Congratulation on great finalist Ellen. WTG #9174565

Lindley Johnson 1/19/2011 6:56:48 AM

Fantastic Bean shot, Ellen, with great composition and light. Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist! #9174586

Patrick Rouzes 1/19/2011 7:17:35 AM

WTG, Ellen! A huge CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! #9174739

Nancy L. Green 1/19/2011 9:10:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Ellen, WTG!!! <>< #9175419

Rona L. Schwarz 1/19/2011 10:14:09 AM

No suprise here, Ellen! A spectacular Bean capture - one of the best I've seen, my friend! CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round! #9175682

Terry Cervi 1/19/2011 11:01:00 AM

Congrats on this very cool and beautiful Finalist, Ellen! #9175889

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/19/2011 12:54:07 PM

I'm so glad to see this awesome image again, Ellen. Congratulations! #9176381

Claudia Kuhn 1/19/2011 2:02:08 PM

Congrats Ellen! #9176542

Ron McEwan 1/19/2011 2:34:45 PM

Congratulations on getting Silver on this fantastic image Ellen, WTG #9176661

Freddy Bland 1/19/2011 3:38:37 PM

Many congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Ellen!! WTG! #9176940

Gord MacEachern 1/19/2011 4:27:03 PM

Big congratulations on your well deserved finalist Ellen !!
Good luck next round!! #9177197

Merna L. Nobile 1/19/2011 5:04:25 PM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9177422

Ellen Hodges 1/19/2011 5:39:14 PM

Thanks so much for the kind comments, friends!!! #9177601

Phyllis Burchett 1/19/2011 5:43:29 PM

Congrats on this fabulous finalist Ellen! #9177631

Debra R. Harder 1/19/2011 6:05:15 PM

This is so AWESOME, Ellen! Happy to see this beauty again! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb #9177806

Barbara Waldoch 1/19/2011 11:10:21 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Ellen! #9179016

Dick W. Wyatt 1/20/2011 12:21:09 AM

Congratulations ! #9179133

Mary K. Robison 1/20/2011 4:40:48 AM

No surprise to see this outstanding image among the finalists, Ellen! Congratulations, and best of luck next level!

Ellen Hodges 1/20/2011 5:48:38 AM

Thanks so much for the kind comments, friends!! #9179688

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/20/2011 1:56:39 PM

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist Ellen!

jo ann c. #9181078

Carol Flisak 1/21/2011 3:58:33 PM

Beautiful reflections... congrats on your well-deserving finalist, Ellen! #9184034

Ellen Hodges 1/21/2011 9:25:41 PM

Thanks, Jo Ann and Carol! #9184407

Julie Burnett 1/23/2011 6:10:46 AM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Ellen!! #9186705

Claudia Kuhn 1/23/2011 2:15:36 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner Ellen! #9187536

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/23/2011 2:31:20 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful 1st place winner, Ellen! #9187565

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/23/2011 2:34:13 PM

1st place - that is awesome, Ellen - and so very well deserved for this beauty. Congratulations!!! #9187573

Leslie McLain 1/23/2011 2:37:54 PM

Wow!!! Big congrats on your first place winner, Ellen. #9187583

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2011 2:46:34 PM

Well, I couldn't be more shocked! Thanks so much BP, for choosing this image! Thanks so much for the kind comments, friends!! Verrrry much appreciated!! #9187623

Linda D. Lester 1/23/2011 2:48:19 PM

Yeah so happy to see this....Congratulations! #9187633

Tammy Espino 1/23/2011 2:52:55 PM

Congrats on your win :) #9187664

Phyllis Burchett 1/23/2011 3:05:56 PM

BIG congrats to you Ellen on this fabulous first place winner!!! #9187734

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/23/2011 3:21:55 PM

Congratultions on your win my friend.WTG!!! #9187820

Tammy M. Anderson 1/23/2011 3:27:40 PM

Congrats Ellen on your first place winner. #9187847

Karen Slagle 1/23/2011 3:49:08 PM

Congrats on your very cool winnter, Ellen. #9187959

Patrick Rouzes 1/23/2011 4:00:15 PM

Heyyyyyyyyyyy Ellen! CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved First Place Winner, my friend! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9188003

Nancyj Hovey 1/23/2011 4:16:31 PM

on your very deserving
First Place Winner! 8o) #9188066

Lindley Johnson 1/23/2011 4:39:21 PM

Wow, Ellen, huge congratulations on your fantastic First Place Win! Yippee!! #9188130

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2011 4:55:21 PM

Thanks sooooooo much for the kind comments, friends!! #9188204

Kay Beausoleil 1/23/2011 5:03:44 PM

A first-place-winner of a POV, Ellen -- congratulations!! #9188224

Kay E. Mahoney 1/23/2011 5:21:19 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place winner, Ellen. #9188304

Sabrina Ryan 1/23/2011 5:32:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Ellen on your wonderful Winning image! #9188356

Nancy L. Green 1/23/2011 5:48:59 PM

WOW Ellen, 1st place!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #9188436

Bill Houghton 1/23/2011 5:57:53 PM

Ellen, Congratulations on this beautiful winner. You deserve it. Bill #9188479

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/23/2011 6:06:11 PM

Big congratulations on this well deserved 1st Place Win Ellen!

jo ann c. #9188509

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/23/2011 6:17:27 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Ellen! :-) k #9188547

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2011 6:28:38 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, friends!! #9188621

Renee Doyle 1/23/2011 6:47:43 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful capture and 1st Place Winner Ellen!!!! #9188766

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2011 7:54:46 PM

WTG Ellen! My favorite Bean shot ever and a superlative image! I am so happy, but not surprised at all, to see this go GOLD! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner! #9189018

Carol Flisak 1/23/2011 8:07:50 PM

Congratulations Ellen on your well deserved first place winner!! #9189047

Cindy Bendush 1/23/2011 9:36:34 PM

Beautiful capture Ellen! Congratulations! #9189127

Kathy Salerni 1/23/2011 10:50:45 PM

I am so happy this won First Place, Ellen! Huuuuuge congrats on your Winner!! #9189178

Tiia Vissak 1/23/2011 11:06:43 PM

Congratulations! #9189193

Usman M. Bajwa 1/24/2011 12:52:35 AM

Great shot, Ellen. CONGRATZ on the First Place winner!!!

UB. #9189315

Stefania Barbier 1/24/2011 1:43:17 AM

gorgeous winner, huge congrats!!! #9189333

Fanie Heymans 1/24/2011 2:31:11 AM

Huge congrats on this beautiful picture Ellen! Well deserved 1st Place. Well done! #9189396

Alan L. Borror 1/24/2011 3:02:37 AM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful first place image, Ellen! Fantastic work! #9189470

Kara Hendricks 1/24/2011 3:42:14 AM


Julie Burnett 1/24/2011 3:53:46 AM

Congratulations on this stunning First Place winner, Ellen!! Whoooo-Hoooo!!!! I'm so happy for you!! #9189638

Ellen Hodges 1/24/2011 4:43:31 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, friends!! #9189782

Margaret R. Barry 1/24/2011 5:17:31 AM

Awesome, Ellen. Congratulations on your fantastic winner! #9189876

a2o aini 1/24/2011 5:27:31 AM

Ellen, simply hope that it will not be too late to Congratulate u on this fantastic 1st place winner :-)...well done my friend! #9189900

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2011 5:32:00 AM

It's never too late, a2o! CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Win for this unique and wonderful look at "the Bean", Ellen!!!!! :) Photobucket #9189905

frank w. degenhardt 1/24/2011 5:49:05 AM

What a joy it was for Annie and I to pull up the contest winners and see that your gorgeous and creative work here with Chicago made you a FIRST PLACE WINNER. CONGRATULATIONS from both of us our dear friend. Way to go girl. #9189934

Ross Throndson 1/24/2011 6:24:19 AM

Congratulations, Ellen, on your Fantastic 1st Place Winner.....WTG ! #9190057

Val Feldman 1/24/2011 6:57:44 AM

It was my favorite from the very beginning, Ellen and have to say it looks even more glorious with a First Place Gold attached! WTG, my friend - warmest congrats to you! #9190135

Bojan Bencic 1/24/2011 7:27:02 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Ellen. #9190199

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2011 8:14:47 AM

WHOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!! WTG, Ellen! So happy to see this take FIRST PLACE!!! Huge congratulations my friend!! Deb #9190378

Agnes Fegan 1/24/2011 9:36:17 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Win Ellen! #9190560

Karen Celella 1/24/2011 9:51:39 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous, special first place winner, Ellen! #9190596

Monika Sapek 1/24/2011 11:39:11 AM

Cool reflections! Many congratulations on your Winner, Ellen! #9190851

John Connolly 1/24/2011 12:03:37 PM

Congratulations on your winning image Ellen! A well deserved award, that's or sure! #9190903

Freddy Bland 1/24/2011 12:42:47 PM

Many congratulations, Ellen!! Fabulous First Place Win!!! #9190996

Terry Cervi 1/24/2011 2:21:58 PM

Congrats on your gorgeous First Place win, Ellen!! It's just beautiful! #9191189

Randy D. Dinkins 1/24/2011 5:08:12 PM

Very cool, big congrats! #9191459

Ellen Hodges 1/24/2011 7:13:42 PM

Thanks very much you wonderful photographers!!! #9191725

Barbara Mason 1/24/2011 10:11:12 PM

Wow this is spectacular Ellen - congratulations a wonderful First Place "Winner" yeah !!! #9191912

Mary Beth Aiello 1/25/2011 6:50:24 AM

Absolutely spectacular, Ellen. Huge congrats on this outstanding Gold. #9192640

Emile Abbott 1/25/2011 9:21:35 AM

Congrats on a first place gold winner, Ellen #9192992

Susan M. Hembree 1/25/2011 10:30:38 AM

Great shot, Ellen! Congratulations on your 1st place win! #9193185

Reynaldo D. Reyes 1/25/2011 4:05:55 PM

It's great to see this again! Woohoo ~ Congratulations on this great Win! #9193683

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/25/2011 5:05:13 PM

Congratulations on your win Ellen, excellent work! #9193819

Ellen Hodges 1/25/2011 7:50:13 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, you wonderful people!! #9194082

Sam Britt 1/25/2011 8:24:07 PM

Big Congrats on your First Place Winner, Ellen!! #9194129

Stanley C. Sims 1/25/2011 8:54:58 PM

Congrats on the gold Ellen. This is a wonderful shot. Good eye. #9194207

Ellen Hodges 1/27/2011 2:43:59 PM

Thanks so much, Sam and Stanley!! #9197644

Paula Showen 1/27/2011 7:27:41 PM

Awesome! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE winner!!! #9198024

Cathy M. Britcliffe 1/31/2011 9:49:37 AM

Wonderful photo, Ellen! Congratulations!

Cathy :) #9203955

Ellen Hodges 2/1/2011 6:30:03 AM

Thanks, Paula and Cathy!! #9205584

Kathy Coombs 2/6/2011 1:22:00 PM

No wonder this's fantastic! #9216983

Ellen Hodges 2/8/2011 5:58:06 PM

Thanks, Kathy!! #9221837

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 7/16/2011 3:59:49 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding win....... love it :-) #9534470

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Have a great day, friends!! This is from a photo shoot with Leslie and Peaches!!! Thanks to both for a verrrrry fun time in the Windy City!!

Uploaded on 12/30/2010 4:10:13 AM Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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