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Bean at Dawn

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Bean at Dawn

Polished to a mirror-like finish, this stainless steel artwork resides in Chicago. At 97 tons, it will probably stay there. In the evening, hundreds of people view it every day. At dawn, the terrace is almost empty. The few photographers there at dawn know to keep out of the way of other photographers at the time. Everyone at dawn takes turns shooting it people-less. It's a magical place, a gorgeous sculpture, and it's easy to park in Chicago at 6 am.



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Date: Wed May 27, 2009
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Keywords: chicago bean quotcloud gatequot kapoor quotmillennium parkquot
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A wonderful capture. Very clean & crisp. Makes me want to fly to Chicago and view this beautyThumbs Up!Cat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#1 Wed May 27, 2009 6:25am

Tims Photos
How cool you got to see the bean without tons of people around and under it! Nice image Smile -- Tim
#2 Wed May 27, 2009 7:21am

This is a great image!!! Love everything about it!
"Good Luck with too!" Smile!
#3 Wed May 27, 2009 7:29am

Wow - it is stunning and very interesting to read about it - I have this vision of a line of photographers queued up behind the nearest building - each moving to the bean in turn!! Viv
#4 Wed May 27, 2009 9:04am

Rangy Lil
Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city's famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. A popular tourist attraction in Chicago's Millenium Park. Affectionately know as 'The Bean'.
Be Cool, don't freeze...
#5 Wed May 27, 2009 3:45pm

I like it very much, this isn't the first time that I see this S.S. monster, but this is a really beautifull shot.
Best regards from Venice, Mirco
#6 Wed May 27, 2009 8:08pm

Interesting image, so clean and crisp.....fabulous capture!......SmileAlan
#7 Thu May 28, 2009 11:00am

You did good, hope the trip was fun!!!
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#8 Fri May 29, 2009 4:17pm

Thanks, all. Major departure from my norm. I could get USED to this urban thing but...nahhh...just a departure.
#9 Sat May 30, 2009 3:57am

Congratulations!!! Well deserved win!! Viv
#10 Mon June 8, 2009 10:50am

You didnt log in yak! Congrats.
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#11 Mon June 8, 2009 1:59pm

Well done on POTW MISSED IT 1ST TIME AROUND Thumbs Up! Smile! Wink
What matters in lifeis not what you are but what you DO
#12 Mon June 8, 2009 3:50pm

Wxcellent motif. Best regards flemming flemfoto@forum.dk
#13 Tue June 9, 2009 7:04pm

give him some prize...! he deserves it...
#14 Wed June 10, 2009 1:38pm

WoW amazing =)

#15 Wed June 10, 2009 9:04pm

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