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The Bean #2

Uploaded: October 31, 2012 04:39:32


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


Joy Rector October 31, 2012

great shot #1495564

Jack Gaskin October 31, 2012


Jack #10396958

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 31, 2012

Fabulous! Love this! #10397044

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 31, 2012

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 October 31, 2012

How cool!!! #10397449

David Phalen October 31, 2012

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 October 31, 2012

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 November 02, 2012

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

Carol Quina level-classic November 02, 2012

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

Patti Coblentz November 02, 2012

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 02, 2012

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

Terry A. Stoa November 02, 2012

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

I'm glad you got up early! #10401030

Katarina Mansson November 03, 2012

Such a terrific interpretation of this classic scene! #10401691

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