The Bean #2

© Nikki McDonald

The Bean #2

Joy Rector Student 10/31/2012 5:12:06 AM

great shot #1495564

Jack Gaskin 10/31/2012 6:22:49 AM

GOTTA LOVE YOUR TAKE ON THIS
BEST USE of THE BEAN In my opinion HOT SHOT

Jack #10396958

Tammy M. Anderson 10/31/2012 7:02:34 AM

Fabulous! Love this! #10397044

Lindley Johnson 10/31/2012 7:34:17 AM

Love the light, color, and comp, Nikki! I'm glad you enjoyed The Bean - it's fun to photograph, for sure. #10397117

Colette M. Metcalf 10/31/2012 10:29:47 AM

How cool!!! #10397449

David Phalen 10/31/2012 11:01:18 AM

The best shot AF "The Bean" I've seen!! The contrast between the distorted reflection and the clean crisp image of the buildings in extremely effective!! #10397546

Rona L. Schwarz 10/31/2012 9:58:00 PM

A striking capture of the Bean, Nikki! I love your angled POV and the fabulous distorted reflections - it sure makes you look twice! #10398420

Julianne Bradford 11/2/2012 7:43:40 AM

I agree with Rona..striking capture..makes you look twice. Terrific work Nikki! #10400769

Carol L. Quina 11/2/2012 10:20:46 AM

I LOVE it Nikki! Great comp, color, pov! Terrific! #10400956

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/2/2012 10:24:24 AM

Ditto all of the above...fantastic image, Nikki! #10400959

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/2/2012 10:39:53 AM

I love the diagonal presentation, reflections and incredible detail Nikki! #10400976

Terry A. Stoa 11/2/2012 11:24:06 AM

Great shot, Nikki. It's a fascinating piece of sculpture - surrounded by fascinating architecture.

I'm glad you got up early! #10401030

Katarina Mansson 11/3/2012 12:47:20 AM

Such a terrific interpretation of this classic scene! #10401691

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Description

Officially titled "Cloud Gate" but known to one and all as "The Bean" because of its kidney bean shape, the magic of this reflective sculpture in Millennium Park in Chicago is best appreciated at sunrise or shortly thereafter when the park is relatively free of visitors and the rising sun illuminates the Chicago skyline. Thanks, Leslie, for encouraging us to get up and about early enough to enjoy it :)
Category: Travel and Place

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 16667/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125,125, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 10/31/2012 4:39:32 AM

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