Uploaded: November 13, 2007 06:10:00


EFS17-85 @ 47mm, f/13, 1/200th Second, -1ev, ISO100, RAW
A detail from the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago, reflecting and distorting the paver seams below it.
06/10 Finalist - Theme (Unusual Shapes)
7/18/10 P.O.T.D.


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 13, 2007

Great image and find here, Christopher.

Dominick #785530

Dr Silly level-classic November 13, 2007

This is a cool image. :O)

Daniella Puente November 13, 2007

Excellent abstract!!! #5068851

Tiia Vissak November 13, 2007

Wow! Very interesting! #5069058

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 14, 2007

Thank you, Dominick, Doc, Daniella & Tiia... I really enjoyed my visit to the sculpture park, and found the Cloud Gate to be pretty fascinating. #5072055

John Caruso November 14, 2007

Hoo boy, Chris, this is a Cloud Gate photo I've never seen. Kudos to you for finding it! #5074187

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 15, 2007

Thanks, John... I think I've got one or two more CG shots to share, if I can get them off my PC here at my mom's #5076777

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 12, 2010

Wonderful shapes -- just perfect for the June Monthly Theme. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Chris. #8751561

Patti Coblentz July 12, 2010

Congratulations, Chris...a perfectly outstanding image...hope to see it in the next round! #8755726

Naomi Weiser July 13, 2010

great capture of such an interesting sculpture. congrats! #8755805

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Thank you very much, folks! #8756165

Graham Robards level-classic July 13, 2010

Excellent Chris, best of luck in the next round. ~Pat #8756337

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Thanks, Pat! #8757918

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8762128

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Thank you, Nancy! #8763862

Kate Jackson level-classic July 18, 2010

Is this an Anish Kapoor sculpture Chris? Your framing works brilliantly. Congratulations! #8770730

Katarina Mansson July 18, 2010

Huge congratulations on your POTD for this curvaceous beauty Chris! #8770741

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic July 18, 2010

Brilliant abstract - I wouldn't have guessed Cloud Gate. #8770744

Siete Meeter July 18, 2010

Huge congratulations on your POTD for this curvaceous beauty!!! #8770752

Dr Silly level-classic July 18, 2010

Congratulations Chris on both your Finalist and your BP POTD. :O) #8770791

Susie Peek-Swint July 18, 2010

Many congrats on your finalist and POTD Chris ~ great lines and capture! #8770811

Bob Cournoyer level-classic July 18, 2010

Congrats on your POTD... :-) #8770823

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 18, 2010

Congrats on your finalist and POTD, Chris, for this excellent image!

Debby #8770888

Joy Rector July 18, 2010

congrats on the POTD #8770894

Teri Klinger July 18, 2010

congrats on your POTD!! what an interesting subject!!! #8770910

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 18, 2010

Wowza! Great shot Chris, well deserved finalist and POTD!

jo ann c. #8771027

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 18, 2010

Great shapes and lines -- good eye, Chris. Congratulations on the finalist and the POTD #8771054

Ken Smith level-classic July 18, 2010

Excellent, Chris! Congrats to you!! #8771073

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 18, 2010

WTG on this awesome POTD, Chris! :-) k #8771075

Christine Czernin level-classic July 18, 2010

Many congrats on your fabulous POTD ( + finalist) Chris. Well deserving,I must say. #8771087

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 18, 2010

Love the lines & curves, Chris. Huge CONGRATZ on the POTD!!

UB. #8771096

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 18, 2010

Love this unique POV of the Bean, Christopher! Congratulations on your very well-deserved finalist and POTD! #8771103

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 18, 2010

Love the lines, curves, and POV. Congratulations!!! #8771108

Debra R. Harder July 18, 2010

This is SPECTACULAR, Christopher! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist and POTD!! Deb #8771124

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 18, 2010

What a terrific surprise to wake up to! Thank you all very much for your kind words!
(And yes, Kate, it is an Anish Kapoor sculpture within Millennium Park in Chicago; the scale of the piece is not really conveyed in my image; it is large enough to walk beneath, on the pavers you see.) #8771134

Karen E. Baumann July 18, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Love the lines and colors of this beauty! #8771151

Susan K. Snow July 18, 2010

You must be thrilled, both with your find, the excellent composition filled with a curvaceous shape and lines, and receiving both a finalist and POTD!!!

Congratulations, Chris. This is really terrific! ~Bunny #8771175

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 18, 2010

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #8771203

Mitch Spence level-classic July 18, 2010

Congratulations on your double POTD and finalist, Chris. #8771278

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 18, 2010

Way to go Chris! Amazing details! Congratulations! #8771306

Les Rhoades level-classic July 18, 2010

Congrats on the FINALIST and now POTD! #8771395

Michael Umbreit July 18, 2010

Chris - Congratulations on your POTD!! This would be a great entry in the CaptureMyChicago photo book project that is currently accepting entries. I have seen many shots of "The Bean" but this one is truly unique. :-) Mike #8771942

William C. Raco level-classic July 18, 2010

Wow, this is very cool, Christopher.
Fantastic color, detail and composition
Congratulations on the Finalist and the POTD #8771957

Mary K. Robison July 18, 2010

Superb capture, Chris!
Congratulations on your POTD! #8772533

Datha Y. Thompson July 18, 2010

S U P E R B ! ! ! !
Congratulations Chris!! :) #8772536

Susana Ms Heide July 18, 2010

You have such a way with arquitechture and so I am very excited to see you receive this recognition Chris! CONGRATS to you on your POTD!! #8772550

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 19, 2010

Thank you all very much! I always liked this image, and am thrilled to see it "make it" after all this time! #8772764

Don Johnson level-deluxe July 19, 2010

Congratulations Chris. Well deserved. You are one of the most creative photographers I know. I need to hang out with you more often so I can improve my photography by osmosis! #8773000

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic July 19, 2010

Big congrats on your POTD.
JP #8773117

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 20, 2010

Thank you both, guys.
Don, you're too kind with your words---but I'm happy to go shooting together anytime; had a great time on our last outing! #8774858

Sharon Day level-classic July 20, 2010

Great shot, Chris!! Congratulations on your POTD! #8775451

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 20, 2010

Thanks a lot, Sharon! #8776621

Susan Jane Allen level-classic July 21, 2010

Great work! Congrats Chris! #8777678

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 21, 2010

Much appreciated, Susan! #8779303

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 22, 2010

An excellent finalist and POTD Chris, congratulations! #8779548

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 22, 2010

Many thanks, Donna! #8779583

Mick Burkey level-classic July 22, 2010

Fantastic comp, Chris! And congrats on your POTD. Well-deserved, my friend! #8780693

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 23, 2010

Thanks, Mick! #8781596

Richard D. Love August 04, 2010

Congratulations, Christopher. This is truly a unique perspective of the "Bean". Just a gorgeous image.

Rick #8805590

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 04, 2010

Many thanks, Richard! I was just happy to get a few shots without crowds of people! ;) #8805594

Susan Jane Allen level-classic August 15, 2010

Just looking at this again. Your architecture work is so amazing it inspires me to try! #8836543

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 15, 2010

Thanks so much--I'm glad you like it; it tends to be one of my favorite subject matters. #8837129

Don Johnson level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Congratulations Chris. Well deserved finalist award! #8838748

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Thanks so much, Don! #8841560

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