Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of Chicago.The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It is 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet (10 m × 20 m × 13 m), and weighs 110 short tons.Kapoor's design was inspired by liquid mercury and the sculpture's surface reflects and distorts the city's skyline. Visitors are able to walk around and under Cloud Gate's 12-foot (3.7 m) high arch.
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lousat (90638) 2011-04-29 1:55
This is a great idea and a fantastic realisation whit an excellent camera settings,especially the lights and the colors are fantastics.Nice to see something to different on TE!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
siudzi (34141) 2011-04-29 1:58
Bardzo fajna praca oparta na doskonalym pomysle. Swietnie wykorzystales te nowoczesna architekture, aby pokazac to wyjatkowe miejsce. Moje gratulacje!
batalay (38773) 2011-04-29 2:32
What an imaginative shot. I've seen daytime photos of Cloud Gate, and even critiqued a photo of it. But in this rendering you show a different and very effective aspect. The light management is excellent.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-04-29 3:08
- Very nice artistic and creative composition Krzysztof, amazing effect and color, very good idea, well done!
lilito (3534) 2011-04-29 3:12
Belle, belle réflexion! Je trouve que la vue reflétée de la ville est originale et nous donne une idée d'ensemble sympathique.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-29 3:36
I have lived in Chicago but never seen this scupture. Great shot taken at night.The reflection in the gate is fabulous. Superb quality.
sevy (58) 2011-04-29 4:09
It is the first time I see this cloud in a night shot. Good idea, it provides an extra touch of originality. It is a bit fun to guess the limit between the mirror and the reality on the top of the artwork.
CLODO (34080) 2011-04-29 4:43
I have seen in the Manchester gallery a report onnthis architecture, but your picture is really wonderfull!
geoant68 (331) 2011-04-29 8:45
this is really an impressive shot with the reflections from the opposite buildings to make it so interesting.The passing by people photo the 'cloud gate'.
pippotirella (687) 2011-04-29 12:59
very fine image detail. A night of excellent sharpness. Congratulations
m (0) 2011-04-29 13:04
This is simply fantastic, a hi-tech bubble with the city inside! Amazing capture, excellent work.
Have a great weekend,
ptiza (727) 2011-04-29 13:29
This is an amazing, fabulous composition. And your idea to take pictures of night reflection of the megalopolis in Cloud Gate is very creative. Congratulations.
Sonata11 (33795) 2011-04-29 16:33
fantastycznie wykonane zdjecie. Ta nowoczena fasolka bardzo ci sie udala. Super i niesamowity pomysl, a zarazem efekt koncowy wspanialy. Zdjecie niesamowite. Moje gratulacje.
ikeharel (70655) 2011-04-30 0:57
Until opened I wouldn't know what to see, but the idea is a superb and unusual, Krzysztof, also well applied that goos idea.
Excelent details, illumination and sharpness, consider this is a night shot.
fritzi007 (10553) 2011-04-30 2:45
Du bist wahrscheinlich nur bei Nacht unterwegs.
Dein Foto ist sehenswert, gratuliere!
leontina (170) 2011-04-30 9:32
I am speechless!! One of the most beautiful pictures I have seen lately!
All the best,
Silvio1953 (141991) 2011-04-30 12:08
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflection, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
adores (45243) 2011-04-30 16:12
This is a really good night shot! We can see the city through the reflection. I like the way you framed it! That couple taking the photo is perfect there!
s_lush (16134) 2011-04-30 23:17
You have captured this beautiful modern sculpture at the very right time, when the nicely illuminated city is reflected in its surfaces with the very aesthetic distortions. Virtually, the composition is panoramic because it shows the parts of this night scene being both in front and behind the photographer. A highly inventive job!
Aldi (116) 2011-05-01 9:14
Sama fantastyka; kosmiczne wprost ujęcie;-)
annjackman (21895) 2011-05-01 9:28
A different view of this sculpture which I like very much. The reflected city skyline is superb. Excellent work.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-05-02 0:40
How are you ? Are you well. I haven't forgotten about you. It is quite contrary, I have been very curious to see what kind of images you have brought back to us from Chicago.
When I saw this image, my first impression was " They have done it again" I mean it positively. Only in the states, and maybe in Paris, you find a great artwork exposed outside like this. Golden reflection of the city is stunningly beautiful. Did you touch it? Did you go under it? The image is crystal clear. you do have very steady hands. Was it cold outside? How long did you stay with the object. Is it really very smooth? I have many questions to ask you. It is a great photo of a great object of art. Would you like to go back to see it again? I probably will never get to see it myself, but the impact of your photo is almost as real as the real one. And I am quite happy with it. I love it ! ! ! !
Very best regards,
Hansaphotos (8077) 2011-05-03 12:39
This is an amazing shot from the from down town Chicago. The lighting is nice and the shot is well exposed. A well executed shot that makes me visit this urban jungle. Very well done! TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-03 14:09
Wonderful view of the Cloud gate at night
Amazing details and warm colors
have a nice evening
mauro61 (52855) 2011-05-04 10:35
mi piace l'immagine oltre che per l'inquadratura, per il modo in cui hai gestito la luce che rende un'ottima tonalità.
sunamoon (10) 2011-05-04 11:55
Muy original y fantastica captura, la iluminación es increible! Mis felicitaciones!
HimalAnda (10665) 2011-05-10 4:35
Congratulations for this nice picture. The idea to take the reflection on the sculpture is very good.
The light management is excellent.
Maybe the picture would have been better without the guys on the left side, but it should not be so easy to do.
Juntas (7960) 2011-05-11 3:41
Hi Krzystof. Very nice composition with the beautiful sculpture. I like the way you manage to capture the city reflections. Great colors, good sharpness and a nice point of view. Well done, original shot.
Have a nice day.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-05-30 9:14
as your photo
i have one like this from shanghai but it was daytime.
show you next time
raszid62 (18515) 2011-05-31 13:53
Wspania³e dzie³o sztuki, lustrzana kropla w której wspaniale odbija siê Chicago noc±. Ta rze¼ba, jak widzê po sylwetkach ludzi, jest ogromna. Wspania³y, tajemniczy klimat tego miejsca. Doskona³a kolorystyka i jako¶æ fotografii.
mkamionka (36250) 2011-06-06 0:45
w mojej ostatniej podrozy do polnocnej Kalifornii mialem przesiadke w Chicago i udalo mi sie na cwile skoczyc do centrum. Wybralem wlasnie fasolke poniewaz byla latwo dostepna metrem plus pogod byla kiepska i widocznosc. Widze ze turystow nie brakuje w tym miejscu nawet noca. Pomimo ze ksztalt niesamowity bardzo trudno sfotografowac fasolke. Zrobilem jej chyba ok 200 zdjec ale z zadnego nie jestem zadowolony.
Nocna pora nadaje jeszcze zupelnie inna atmosfere temu miejscu. Bardzo chcialbym tam byc o blue hour.
Bardzo fajny strzal, gratulacje,
Charo (51212) 2011-08-15 10:57
Nie widziałam tego zdjęcia, fotografowany lub to miejsce w nocy. Refleksje na temat rzeźby są fantastyczne.
Doskonała jakość światła i atmosfery.
danos (97431) 2011-10-04 9:02
nice the view of the reflections of the city on the glossy surface of this great scalpture that gracew the AT&T Plaza in Millennium park.I like the superb light and colour management as the visitors that enjoy the view of it.
bayno (18344) 2011-12-18 2:35
Hello Krzysztof, This image is beautiful, the sculpture is very impressive and looks like a bean of mercury, the reflections are magnificent, excellent exposure, you did a great job considering that photo you took without a tripod, have a good sunday, valter
Curious_Eye (1320) 2012-05-26 1:51
Bardzo ciekawa praca. Super obiekt i atrakcyjna pora dnia by uwydatnic szczegoly otoczenia. Przyjemna, ciepla kolorystyka.
Noel_Byrne (30988) 2012-07-30 5:15
What a beautiful scene. I have seen similar shots before, but never taken at night. The light and refelction are excellent in this and make for a fascinating and surreal shot. Thanks for sharing!
kasianowak (8885) 2012-09-07 6:18
Swietny pomysl na zdjecie i bardzo dobra pora dnia, zeby to zdjecie bylo wyjatkowo piekne! Super kompozycja i ladne kolory.
Cricri (118747) 2012-10-21 9:41
Une Oeuvre d'art original , très imposante, style moderne, une prise magnifique des reflets, la lumière et la teinte particulière, très belle réalisation
serp2000 (44037) 2012-12-16 6:19
Well done! Excellent night presentation of an artwork. Thanks for this interesting and informative note, good exposure, amazing sculpture.
delpeoples (57590) 2012-12-28 19:54
Witaj dear Krzysztof
I've never seen this geode at night. Lovely work. It's original, beautifully collected and well-composed. Excellent colours and reflections. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year.
pajaran (60039) 2012-12-31 9:38
Lep pogled na grad u noci, preko refleksa na skulpturi ...
Dobar tekst o skulpturi, sa datim podacima.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa skulptura, i refleksi.
Srecna vam Nova godinu, sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu, sa dobrim zdravljem.
A nice view of the city at night, through the reflex sculpture ...
Good article on the sculpture, with the given data.
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful sculpture, and reflexes.
Happy New Year, all the best in their future work and life, in good health.
jcpix (13916) 2013-04-20 16:28
I really need to get back to Chicago and get a few shots of this myself, what a neat attraction this must be! This is the first time I've seen a picture of it after dark, and it's taken on an entirely new visual and has also added some rather distinct atmosphere. I don't know if you planned it this way or not, but I love how it fades into complete black along the middle left of the frame, obscuring the line of sculpture and nighttime sky. The darker golden and yellow tones add to the mysterious kind of mood reflected, and I really like that you included a small portion of the actual skyline in the background. Really neat effect and brilliant composition. Thanks for the view. Have a nice Sunday.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-05 3:03
stunning thought and light management.lovely presentation i must say.
Indrasish (2939) 2013-06-16 1:48
Wow what a shot..
Great night shot.. Excellent compostion.. Good sharpness and clarity too.. Also great light management in this atmosphere..
Have a nice weekend..
macjake (67532) 2013-06-20 15:08
hard to believe I've missed this one in your gallery, i must be blind!
this bean is world famous, and for good reason too.
seeing the city in the reflection is cool and fun everytime.
but i think this is the first time i've seen it in the dark. Wonder how it looks during blue hour too?
it certainly has that 'the spaceship has landed look' to it!
abmdsudi (53607) 2013-07-25 8:28
Excellent and good use of perspective depicting much detail of this famous sculpture with distortions in reflections as main subject of interest. People interaction is vital as always and the bright colours excel in contrast to the night sky and the exposure is equally as appealing so well controlled. Well seen and captured, Congrats.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15512)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2011-04-17
- Categories: Oeuvres d'art
- Camera: Olympus E-420, Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5-6
- Exposition: f/4.3
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-29 1:30
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