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Cloud Gate #2

Posted by
Hoshisato (Dippach, Luxembourg) on 4 June 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

I guess this photo really nails down why the Cloud Gate is popularly known as the 'Bean.' Note the area on the underside of the Bean, the omphalos, of which I will be posting a distorted image tomorrow.

Playing around with the enfuse droplets of Erik Krause: I bracketed three shots (+/- 1 stop) and ran them through Enfuse. If you are looking for a good and free way to do HDRI, have a look at Enfuse at the PanoTools Wiki.

PENTAX K20D ISO 100 18 mm

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Nice proportion. I LOVE Chicago, and you captured this wonderful sculpture well. It has to be one of the most successful public art works I've seen. It's delightful to see how people interact with it.

4 Jun 2009 7:43am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Nice architecture.. The reflections looks wonderful!

4 Jun 2009 11:30am

Rags from Plano, United States

Amazing structure! How did you manage not to get yourself in the image?

4 Jun 2009 2:49pm

@Rags: I'm crouching behind the steps but you can still see me if you look really hard in the centre just where the pavement ends.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great Shot

4 Jun 2009 7:36pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Cool image, great!

5 Jun 2009 5:55pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

this just THRILLS me!! amazing sculpture -- amazing capture!!

7 Jun 2009 11:11am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

A great view... wonderful detail you captured.

7 Jun 2009 6:21pm

ISO 100
18 mm