"Cloud Gate"

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After yesterday's self-portrait of me reflected in "Cloud Gate" in Chicago's Millenium Park, I went into my archives and found this shot I did last year of the sculpture. This provides a much stronger sense of just what an awe-inspiring achievement this piece of public art really is. (And from this angle, as some people have commented, it does indeed look like a giant, reflective Easter egg.)

That face in the bottom right of the photo is part of two glass towers that show huge moving faces on either end of Crown Fountain.

As I said before, "The Bean" (as Cloud Gate is popularly known) is one of my favorite places.

Flickr Explore #4 for 8 April 2009

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  1. Laramie_Coyote 61 months ago


    Don't forget to post your award winning photo to the current 5+ Award Thread if you have not already done so!

  2. ms2thdr 61 months ago

    Absolutely incredible, what a fabulous image, the reflection, the sky, everything is just great.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. Xindaan 61 months ago

    This really great Picture reflected the World!
    www.flickr.com/groups/reflectyourworld/ (?²ˣ)

  4. alf07 °,° 61 months ago

    wow what can I say....perfect is the first word that comes to my mind and must be fun to hold your camera and focus on this shiny sculpture.
    Glad you took a second look at your collection.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  5. mudpig 61 months ago

    looks like another dimension

  6. til213 61 months ago

    Great capture, surreal lighting!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?²ˣ)

  7. xollob58 61 months ago

    Simply wonderful! A stunning shot of this amazing object in its own right, but your processing really gives it that bizaare and unusual feel. The strong contrasts are superb. Grand job.

  8. Lisa{santacrewsgirl} 61 months ago

    isnt that interesting...what a great opportunity for cool shots. You have done very well by the artist ....makes me think of my blueball shots there are opportunities to be had here keep at it I cant wait to see what you come up with next!!! ;o))

  9. Daifuku Sensei 61 months ago

    Killer view! Beautiful processing too..

  10. Love4Art&Men2 56 months ago

    I am hoping that the comment
    by gigiboy was merely
    a misspelling of Barack Obama's name,
    and not some sort of negative
    insult on my President.
    Flickr is not the place for hateful
    remarks - at least that's what I thought.

  11. emmlalala 41 months ago

    great perspective. perfect contrast!

  12. C. Dastodd 37 months ago

    wow totally stunning!

  13. mootown 36 months ago

    The halo around the bean and the buildings off Michigan is distracting. The colors are into the surreal range. Is this an HDR shot?

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