My next picture from the city of Chicago is one of the city's latest attractions. The name of this large sculpture is Cloud Gate and it can be found in at the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. Nicknamed The Bean due to its shape, it was designed by Indian-British artist Anish Kapoor. It was constructed between 2004 and 2006 and might very well be one of the most photographed landmarks in the city.
This photo was taken from the side, the sculpture is better known from the front or back, but this view gets the best reflections I think, showing the skyscrapers along East Randolph Street, the tallest one being the Aon Center.
PS - can you find me? ;-)
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papagolf21 (109312) 2015-08-26 11:16
Bonsoir, cher Lars,
Cela rappelle une série américaine "sous le globe" ! Le résultat est excellent.
Très bonne réalisation.
Très bonne journée.
ikeharel (78317) 2015-08-26 11:46
The modern and new attraction in Chicago, something we saw several photos of it on TE - but frankly, with no offence to other TE members, I find this close range photo a very detailed mirror sight, people do different activity that shown beautifully from pointy taken, and town skyline exquisitely collected.
My best regards,
macjake (72555) 2015-08-26 12:06
doesn't matter how many times I see this Bean, I love it.
Ever see photos of it in the winter, its frozen with frost all over it!
my favorite part has to be seeing the buildings in the reflection, and how they are warped.
chrisnet (23062) 2015-08-26 12:20
Superb reflection, I like this mirror effect, well seen and taken, thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (97484) 2015-08-26 13:13
Amazing capture of this famous Kapoor Artwork in Chicago.
Very nice reflections and beautiful cloudy sku as perfect background.
Also in my gallery I'd posted some captures of it.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (106408) 2015-08-26 13:33
I like it.
Good framing, colors and sharpness.
PiotrF (22898) 2015-08-26 16:25
Interesting reflection. I like this mirror effect.
Perfect composed image with excellent sharpness and clarity.
jmdias (68677) 2015-08-26 17:27
yes, you were here with a dark T-shirt and light shorts. haha.
very nice this angle, in fact I saw many images from the other sides. nice use of the building and people in these reflections.
Matyas (0) 2015-08-27 0:51
Hello Lars! Superb mirror. Fine reflection. Good cut. Good contrast and sharpness. Nice light and shadow. Happy people. Good effect. Regards!
Nicou (151064) 2015-08-27 1:46
Fantastique vue quelle boule et ce reflet sueprb eiamge et ocmpo quel reflet et effet très original et parfait.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (152991) 2015-08-27 5:01
Ciao Lars, lovely composition with a lot of people and fantastic ball, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
holmertz (59142) 2015-08-27 5:39
I have seen this before, but this work of public art is amazing and can be seen over and over again. It is always a new work thanks to the change of light and angle and spectators. It's a superb photo and, yes, I can see you. ;-)
rychem (42630) 2015-08-27 9:00
High quality photo and a very interesting sculpture, I like these distorted reflection and nice to see you in the centre of the photo :))
bona (13739) 2015-08-27 12:18
the giant mirror bouble is famous and really attractive. It is in my plans visit The Millenium park when travel to Chicago probably in 2018 or 2019. Nice capture of the reflection under this shine blue day.
ChrisJ (117855) 2015-08-27 14:09
Nice reflections in the highly reflective circular sphere. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The mirror image of the passers-by with some slight distortion looks like a giant cctv lens! It puts the BIG in big brother is watching! Tfs.
pierrefonds (71137) 2015-08-27 15:33
The reflections on the sculpture are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the reflections. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
lousat (97585) 2015-08-28 3:00
HI Lars,not difficult to find you,exactly in the middle of the big ball with the black t-shirt..ehehe....a great gift to who like curious and original reflections like me,and this silver scultpure is a great opportunity for a magnificent shot,well exposed and very bright as usual.If you like reflections and strange things you must to come in Milan to visit EXPO...but quickly,the pavillon are open till the end of October....ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (41582) 2015-08-28 3:23
wonderful reflection picture from Chicago. I can really imagine that this is a great attraction. Very good sharpness and clarity for this excelelnt picture.I like your contribution to TE here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (36343) 2015-08-28 7:32
I've heard so much about this sculpture I really would love to see it in person. Nicely captured scene with good lighting and sharp details even the reflection. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (125878) 2015-08-28 10:27
Magnifique réalisation, extraordinaire sculpture a l'effet de miroir particulier, superbe
mcmtanyel (29044) 2015-08-28 19:56
Excellent composition with good light management brings the best out of this "sculpture." The surface is so smooth that you could crop it tighter and claim it was taken with a fisheye lens and we wouldn't know the difference!
PS. Yes, but don't make a big deal out of it lest the admins get trigger happy.
pajaran (65764) 2015-08-28 22:52
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazan Cloud Gate, dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima.
Lep Cloud Gate i refleks.
Lep trg i arhitektura.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view, and second, a good text ...
Nice demonstrated Cloud Gate, good sharpness and contrast beautifully captured moment with visitors.
Beautiful Cloud Gate and reflex.
Nice square and architecture.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
COSTANTINO (69660) 2015-08-29 5:46
Hello dear Lars and have a nice time
what a beautiful capture
original version taken in an
artistic way and perfectly
executed greetings dear friend
for your composition with this
excelent mirror effect
adramad (49544) 2015-08-29 7:55
This famous big steel ball, which can capture sensational reflexes, as we see in your photo, one of the best I've seen from this place, the day was fabulous in terms of light and good weather, all these people gives much dynamism to the image.
As usual in your work, a magnificent colorful, and good management of the brightness and sharpness, to enjoy the details.
Very well done. I like.
You enjoy a good weekend.
All the best.
Didi (60590) 2015-08-29 10:43
Interesting wide view on the place under very good lights ambiance
PaulVDV (32641) 2015-08-29 12:32
An entire city in a bubble!
Van de 'bean' heb ik al gehoord. Het lijkt me een prachtig kunstwerk maar tegelijk ook wat broos. Toch blijft het na een decennium nog steeds mooi schitteren en weerkaatsen.
Mooi genomen met de vele bezoekers. Het lijkt wel een heel gezellig plein in downtown.
PS: Ik denk dat je een zwarte T-shirt draagt.
Vele groeten, Paul
berek (50508) 2015-08-29 22:49
Fantastic view any ball and it reflects what a composition eiamge and reflection and very original and perfect effect. I hope next year I publish a few pictures too.
serp2000 (45858) 2015-08-30 11:15
I do remember the photos of this sculpture on the Trekearth. You are right, perhaps they were taken from another side.
By the way, it is very attractive daily life photo with a lot of amazing details. The reflection is superb!
Have a nice week ahead!
adores (46363) 2015-08-30 18:24
Really nice shot! I like the way you captured the reflection and also the people watching themselves:)! So much going on there! Colours are excellent!
annjackman (21903) 2015-08-30 23:50
I have photos from just this position but mine are not so clear and sharp as yours. Very well framed without any distractions. The three people in the FG are very well reflected and makes a centre of interest.
Kind Regards, Ann
cornejo (46782) 2015-08-31 11:15
Hello Lars, I like this good picture of this interesting scene of daily life, to these graceful reflections. Very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
carlo62 (54986) 2015-09-01 15:36
ho già visto altre volte questo luogo, ma ogni volto mi incuriosisce osservare le persone che si riflettono, uno straordinario specchio sul mondo circostante.
Graal (103038) 2015-09-02 5:56
amazing glass ball and very nice reflections. Interesting place in Chicago. Good shot. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
emka (106772) 2015-09-03 0:51
Hello Lars, Famous Bean, what a great place for photographers. Must be great fun to be there. Yes., I think I see you.
WArm regards Malgo
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2015-09-05 0:09
very nice reflections, excellent colors and light.
ourania (51079) 2015-09-05 2:24
I like very much your composition and the original graphic effect you got, thanks to excellent framing, sharpness and perspective. The reflection is remarkably clear and deep, it's like looking into another dimension through a huge crystal ball. I like the activity, the light and the colours, it's wonderful that the sky in the background is so well defined too. Congratulations and thank you! I found you:)
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
fritzi007 (12430) 2015-09-06 14:23
interesting photo and comment, well done!
mkamionka (39943) 2015-09-08 8:47
of course we can spot you here :)
I like very much this place. I have this lovely sculpture in my gallery too, although I had quite bad weather. I am very jealous of the blue sky which you had there it changes completely the perception of this place. There is so much color and the distortion works out even more surprising.
PS in the town I live in now (Middlesbrough) there is another work by the same artist but not nearly as interesting as this one.
Royaldevon (43407) 2015-09-09 8:20
I have seen other photographs of the Cloud Gate but none better than this! The colours and the scenario are so pleasingly revealed with this 'fisheye' effect. I suppose 'fisheye' is the best way to describe these people captured in the goldfish bowl of life!!
It's a stunning shot.
Wish I'd seen it in reality, too!
My warm regards,
gervaso (16703) 2015-09-11 4:22
I think I had seen pictures of this place before, and the reflections on it make it a really interesting and attractive subject! The round view of the city looks very nice reflected on the "Bean"! Excellent colors and sharpness! Beautiful job!
batalay (40385) 2015-09-12 7:36
I am amazed by the lack of any imperfection in the surface of the Cloud. The reflective quality is perfect, revealing exquisite depth-of-field.
CLODO (35754) 2015-09-12 8:32
it takes time to discover you in shorts and black Tshirt taking the picture, perfect rounded mirror of the scene.
BennyV (20491) 2015-09-14 12:00
Heel leuke, speelse foto. Het zoekspelletje (where is waldo?) maakt het extra leuk. Eeen erg geslaagde, strakke compositie.
clic (18496) 2015-09-22 6:20
Of course, it's not an easy task playing 'the invisible man' in such special circumstance of a surrealistic world!
Nevertheless I saw you wearing a black tee-shirt, looking hypocritically through the Sony eyepiece at the reclined lady performing a yoga exercise!
Gigidusud (21247) 2015-09-30 14:24
This structure is fabulous, the reflections are fantastic. I think I found you in the center with a black t-shirt ;)
mjw364 (1466) 2016-02-29 15:12
I see you right there in the centre, in fact you are the point were all lines (if there were any in this sphere) woudl converge. A great shot form this place. I havce always wanted to visit the Cloud Gate and hope that one day I will. I like how you have included the whole "blob" within the frame.
alvaraalto (20328) 2016-03-08 13:35
In deze rustige tijden kan je nog wel een extra puntje voor deze glanzende bolus gebruiken.
kiks (12759) 2016-05-20 12:31
Prachtig kunstwerk dat veel LOL geeft aan de passanten! Mooi gedaan deze compositie en leuk om the fotograaf in de verte te zien ;-). Aardig ingezoomd zo te zien
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (43440)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2015-07-17
- Categories: Vie quotidienne, Oeuvres d'art
- Camera: Sony DSC HX400v
- Exposition: f/3.2, 1/1250 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Versions: version originale
- Carnet de voyage: Canada & USA 2015
- Date Submitted: 2015-08-26 11:13