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Chicago, Cloud Gate I

First of all, I want to say that this modern art piece is the most photogenic item I have ever seen in my life. I went there 3 days at different times to get different lights. It could get amazingly different results. I will present some of my works on Cloud Gate in a series.

Here is the first one…

Shortly about the sculpture:

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, Illinois. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed The Bean because of its legume-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 98.2 tons.
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Oct 19, 2009, 3:30:47 PM
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Hey, so its not amazing, but I had to do a watercolor painting of buildings for my final in my watercolor class, I used your photo for reference so I thought I'd share it with you.

Thanks for the awesome photo, easily the most attractive photo of this wonderful bit of art.


Theflyingfish20's avatar
Now I want to go to Chicago T^T
VNO-Photography's avatar
Wow what an awesome art piece! Why don't we have such things in Europe? :O

I love the reflection of the buildings and the colors, its marvelous :love:
alierturk's avatar
surely we have :)
Sultan-AlZaabi's avatar
Better to keep silent.
mariuslol's avatar
Look awesome, cool photo's!
grote-design's avatar
you took some great pictures of that object, but this one ... wow! it got to be my favorite! :D
Ilionej's avatar
That's one of the most beautiful photos of it I've seen so far! :wow: The whole atmosphere with the divided sky and the angle are amazing!
SafariBear's avatar
I have seen soo many photos of the bean on here...
Finally someone who does take *good* photos of it.
Half--the--Fun's avatar
Oh, I know Anish Kapoor's sculptures! This is a very cool picture, thanks :D
pieterbo's avatar
Purely perfect shot! I'd like to see it prior to HDR processing :-)
orgildinho's avatar
looks like I have no good angle anymore for that statue :) great work
kitiekat4U's avatar
wow these are wonderful. boy i sure hate to be the person that has to shine that hahahaha :heart:
vw1956's avatar
Another great one :#1:
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Fragile-Eyes-Fiction's avatar
I wanna go there !!! so much =P and your picture is perfect!
rootfortheunderdog's avatar
I love this sculpure.
Chicago is pretty much one big work of art : )
meL-xiNyi's avatar
amazing structure :O
great photo :)
alierturk's avatar
thanks a lot...
PoisonousDuckie's avatar
I love the bean =) ...did you see the rest of Millennium park too?
alierturk's avatar
yes, I did see the rest of the park and made some photos which I expect to upload in future...
thanks for the interest...
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