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Cloud Gate

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 April 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

From the archives.......

A portion of Chicago's skyline 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 1/125 second F/13.0 ISO 100 50 mm

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The HDR gives it a beautiful surreal look.

12 Apr 2013 5:03am

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Nice one again. For me, it´s a pity that your HDR is a little bit strong...

12 Apr 2013 5:54am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that organic shape

12 Apr 2013 7:08am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Great reflection of the sky.

12 Apr 2013 7:24am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Looks like a stormy sky :), another great shot

12 Apr 2013 8:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Awesome colouring in this shot, I don't mind this being a little OTT.

12 Apr 2013 8:43am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique cette présentation... j'adore)

12 Apr 2013 10:41am

franz from Baden, Austria

as if an alien starship had landed and was taking in the view ... and gobbling up a few curious "natives" ;-)
(on a more serious note, however ... grandiose treatment and frame, as so often !!!)

12 Apr 2013 12:04pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Like a gate or portal through space and time!

12 Apr 2013 1:25pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You selected a great viewing angle for this shot. The HDR is a touch heavy but it works well to bring out so much detail everywhere. I like it.

12 Apr 2013 3:55pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

It seems as a small universe by itself inside a ball. Fantastic rendering in HDR with such an impacting visual effect.

12 Apr 2013 4:44pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

You are going to win a prize for this one. Excellent, Steven.

12 Apr 2013 6:22pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother amazing image of this reflection.

12 Apr 2013 7:24pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great reflection of the sky. 5*****

12 Apr 2013 7:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

lively pp!

12 Apr 2013 8:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful frame, colors, lights, reflections & treatment!

12 Apr 2013 9:06pm

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

This is a fascinating angle of 'the bean' ... I didn't know you could walk beneath it.

12 Apr 2013 9:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


12 Apr 2013 9:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


12 Apr 2013 10:54pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning reflection on this giant "bean" ... colors and light are beautiful !!! Excellent processing ...

12 Apr 2013 11:13pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is incredible! The reflection is stunning. A beautiful HDR!

13 Apr 2013 12:24am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR of the Bean.

13 Apr 2013 1:53am

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

Beautiful. Every shot of this remarkable work presents a unique image. Your processing really brings out even tones without any processing artifacts.

13 Apr 2013 2:28am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

13 Apr 2013 6:33am

L'angevine from Angers, France


13 Apr 2013 7:13am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

nice work on the HDR effect - i think it suits this scene very well! it brings the detail and textures to life!

13 Apr 2013 8:00am

yo from Ile de France, France

Grandiose ! Vraiment superbe !

13 Apr 2013 3:59pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really works well in this image, great shot

13 Apr 2013 8:41pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

I've never seen the bean look as pretty as it does here, I've also never seen it this spaced out, it's usually packed with people ! Awesome editing with this.

13 Apr 2013 10:28pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ausgezeichnet mit dieser HDR-Verarbeitung.

14 Apr 2013 11:54am

Florence from Paris, France

Stunning series and process Steven !

14 Apr 2013 4:55pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful image and colors!

14 Apr 2013 8:53pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Gorgeous, superb shot and HDR processing. 5+

14 Apr 2013 10:36pm

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