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Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate
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Copyright: Vic Zikoor (VicZik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-07
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon D30, Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 XR Di, Hoya HMC Cir. Polarizer - 67mm
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-12 19:08
Viewed: 1322
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cloud Gate -- referred to by locals as "The Bean", for obvious reasons -- is a public sculpture by talented British artist Anish Kapoor. Cloud Gate weighs in at over 110-tons, and is 66 feet long and 33 feet high. "The Bean" was created using a huge number of individual stainless steel plates -- Cloud Gate's seamless surface is the result of thousands of hours of polishing.

The sculpture has the appearance of a giant drop of liquid mercury, and the mirrored surface offers an amazing reflection of the city skyline, even more breathtaking on a bright, clear day. Visitors can walk underneath the Cloud Gate, which is surprisingly concave. Kids especially enjoy the fun house mirror effect that this creates.

Cloud Gate is quickly becoming one of the more popular photo opportunities in the city. In 2005, the City of Chicago tried an ill-fated attempt at requiring permits to photograph the sculpture -- a move that was soon rescinded to the delight of shutterbugs everywhere.

Shot in RAW PP work included minor tweaking... I will post next a shot of the City reflection on the bean.

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Ciao Vic, lovely urban view with fantastic reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

salut vic...
j'aime cette endroit.
j'ai vu pas mal de photo...et j’aurai envie de faire des panorama :-)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-04-13 4:16]

Hi Vic.

I love the effect the distorted reflections create.

stv ;o))

Very nice capture of this modern sculpture, I'm you included the people for scale. I like the reflection of the sun off the artwork. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.

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