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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 April 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

From the archives.......

Warped reflections of people and Chicago's skyline are reflected on the surface of Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean", spotted in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Photo captured April 28, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/13.0 ISO 100 50 mm

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Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Fantastic reflection !

10 Apr 2013 5:16am

gezz from Leeds, United Kingdom

great place for photos..love this one

10 Apr 2013 5:31am

Anita from Redon, France

Wow ! superbement rendu

10 Apr 2013 5:48am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Chicago's most famous reflective sculpture. Nicely captured and processed.

10 Apr 2013 6:09am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Second time around and I think I've found you at last in the reflections. Is that you with the tripod?

10 Apr 2013 6:44am

@Curly: Not me with the tripod. Since this was taken back in 2010, I can't really remember where I was standing, but this was a single-shot HDR. I believe I was standing near the trees in front of the BP Amoco Building (tall square white shape). The four girls in front are relatively close to The Bean, but their reflection makes them seem much further away.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The processing works so well here

10 Apr 2013 7:16am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful creative shot! Fantastic place and beautiful reflective sculpture.

10 Apr 2013 7:47am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing shot and very surreal reflections. Interesting self-portrait as well!

10 Apr 2013 7:53am

Janus from lyon, France

Nice shot and nice reflection

10 Apr 2013 8:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is superb :), tripod with an umbrella?

10 Apr 2013 8:48am

tataray from france, France

Excellent ... Bien fait)

10 Apr 2013 9:06am

franz from Baden, Austria

fascinating and unique way of looking at the famous skyline! your expert processing gives this image a strong painterly touch!

10 Apr 2013 9:09am

Florence from Paris, France

So sci fi ! I love it !

10 Apr 2013 9:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The camera never tires of the Bean !

10 Apr 2013 10:28am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Nice one, Steven.

10 Apr 2013 11:04am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Einfach Genial.

10 Apr 2013 11:42am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An excellent capture of this famous reflector ! The HDR looks wonderful.

10 Apr 2013 1:19pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A wonderful shot ... I like seeing the four girls in front and their reflections seeming far away. Is that you off to the right behind them? ;D

10 Apr 2013 2:08pm

Basile Pesso from Between, Spain

Details of the clouds, framing, reflection, distortion...Excellent !

10 Apr 2013 3:11pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful combination of the HDR effect and the reflection. The color and light are sensational!

10 Apr 2013 6:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool shot and beautiful reflection of the city!

10 Apr 2013 7:05pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! Wonderful reflection ! 5*****

10 Apr 2013 7:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh this is my favorite of yours that you have posted of this Cloud Gate - I Would LOVE to see this in person :-) Wonderful composition and processing as always, Steven!

10 Apr 2013 7:43pm

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

amazing & beautiful idea
so great shot

10 Apr 2013 8:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot! I would like to see this bean.

10 Apr 2013 8:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Looks like a giant bubble! Fabulous image!

10 Apr 2013 9:03pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

And I was almost ready to stop believing in magic beans, this reflection gives this a space
age feel, and in that space there is awe shown here so well !~

10 Apr 2013 11:36pm

@Phil Morris: Wait until Friday! :-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous. i love this sort of thing

10 Apr 2013 11:44pm

Mackenzie from Florida, United States

Awesome! I love The Bean! Very neat! :)

11 Apr 2013 12:00am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image! I have always wanted to see this!

11 Apr 2013 12:30am

@Elaine Hancock: More to see on Friday!

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada


11 Apr 2013 2:47am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I would love to see this myself. What a fun place to shoot.

11 Apr 2013 3:09am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so very cool.

11 Apr 2013 4:56am

mary from zanjan, Iran

wonderful shot!

11 Apr 2013 1:47pm

Marc from Wognum, Netherlands

Great HDR-shot.
The reflection is really nice

11 Apr 2013 6:48pm

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