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Cloud Gate - "The Bean"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 March 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Photo of Cloud Gate, a.k.a. "The Bean", at Chicago's Millenium Park from its north "end." This was just taken last week and it could be seen from its landscape view that the bean needs a little spring cleaning. Birds have been using Cloud Gate to warm up with by sitting on its sun-warmed, mirrored surface and have been leaving behind not the greatest gifts.


It's also interesting what the curvature of the surface does to the distance reflected. I was positioned not too far from the Bean and where I was standing is barely visible, if at all.

Canon PowerShot A630 1/1250 second F/3.5 11 mm

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Hoopand from Tehran, Iran

ccooooooooooooollllllll shot! :D

31 Mar 2008 5:44pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Quebec, Canada

Very interesting monument, great photo!

31 Mar 2008 6:20pm

Oeilonirique from France

when the landscape proposes a fisheye... fantastic reflections of the buildings around

31 Mar 2008 7:21pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I guess you're that small silver spot on the left? However, this is unique, I've never seen such an object in real life!

31 Mar 2008 8:01pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Very impressive monument. I like the fish-eye effect!

31 Mar 2008 9:04pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

excellent shot!!

1 Apr 2008 1:05am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Gosh! that's amazing, i love the reflection. Brilliant shot Steven,

1 Apr 2008 1:05pm

Rikki from Tuvalu

I cannot wait to see Milenium Park! I am so excited! and where in the Hell is Tuvalu?

1 Apr 2008 1:46pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Wow! It is awesome! Beautiful reflections, but I can't see YOU?

1 Apr 2008 8:32pm

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

Awesome reflcetion with fish eye effect!

2 Apr 2008 6:16am

Greg C. from Long Beach, CA, United States

Fantastic picture!!!

2 Apr 2008 7:41pm

greg from Denver, United States

bean!

5 Apr 2008 1:49pm

Robert from Los Angles, United States

Aah! I want to see YOU in the bean!!

5 Apr 2008 5:52pm