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Cloud Gate by tom-harris

Cloud Gate, my introductory image here on 500px. This image was made just before sunrise in Millennium Park. Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean” reflects the Michigan Avenue skyline behind me as I look toward sunrise over Lake Michigan beyond.

It was a pleasure to have the entire park to myself before it opened that day. This sculpture is regularly surrounded by throngs of tourists and curious locals watching their reflections distort as they walk around and under the sculpture.

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The Bean – Chicago, IL by justinb

Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean” in Millennium Park, Chicago, IL.

The buildings in the background are really tall, it took a lot of tilting to get them upright. A tilt-shift lens would be really fun, I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. It also took a long time to get all the people out of this shot. It turns out this is a popular place to be just after sunset. I used 4 different brackets of shots to mask out the people, and even with 4 photos to mask from I still had to do a little bit of cloning.

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