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Shot of Luminous Field art installation by Luftwerk at the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park Chicago.

Shot of Luminous Field art installation by Luftwerk at the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park Chicago.
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64 Comments | Report
Inmar
 
Inmar March 24, 2013
Great shot!!
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography March 24, 2013
Nice shot
ArtGirl PRO
 
ArtGirl March 24, 2013
Love, love, love.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ October 03, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Metallic Contest.
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 03, 2013
Congrats.
katrinmoe
 
katrinmoe October 03, 2013
Congrats!
tracygrossoflanagan
 
tracygrossoflanagan October 04, 2013
Great shot!
prashanwilfred
 
prashanwilfred October 04, 2013
WOW Amazing !!!!!!!
valarie1968
 
valarie1968 October 04, 2013
WOW Factor with this shot!!
Jewel
 
Jewel October 05, 2013
Awesome! Great shot!
Daniyal
 
Daniyal October 07, 2013
Amazing :)
khanpix
 
khanpix October 07, 2013
This is a great shot! I love the colors
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 07, 2013
Wow - awesome shot! Congrats on being a finalist!
tra rader
 
tra rader October 09, 2013
very neat! congrats
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana October 10, 2013
Beautiful! Congratulations!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 11, 2013
Congrats!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 01, 2013
Epic photo.
jamesvcase
 
jamesvcase January 18, 2014
so freaking awesome. love this capture. congrats on the win
lito
 
lito January 18, 2014
Wow!
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 January 18, 2014
Beautiful Creativity of the Bean! Of all the shots of the bean I have seen this is my favorite!
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rhondamummert April 27, 2014
This just sparkles! Exclent capture!!:)
peterolah
 
peterolah May 31, 2014
well done!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 01, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 02, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
Crystal3d
 
Crystal3d June 04, 2014
Great picture in Chicago. I love that area.
diporzio
 
diporzio June 09, 2014
wow
what a scene!
JoanieP PRO
 
JoanieP June 11, 2014
WOW !
ewbarnes
 
ewbarnes June 12, 2014
Nice set up.
asliyildiz
 
asliyildiz June 12, 2014
wowwwww
ShawnAHodder PRO+
 
ShawnAHodder June 12, 2014
Great shot Congrats
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 June 12, 2014
congrats on peoples choice, great image
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac June 12, 2014
Awesome vision and carriage! Congratulations!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade June 12, 2014
Stunning colouration....well done and congrats!....Brian
greglinck
 
greglinck June 12, 2014
Great photo
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 12, 2014
Fabulous shot. Congratulations on being the PC Winner.
Chrism
 
Chrism June 12, 2014
Brilliant! Congratulations :)
melsteinberg
 
melsteinberg June 13, 2014
Congratulations! LOVE this image!
5cantonas
 
5cantonas June 17, 2014
Absolutely stunning
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS July 06, 2014
nice job,very creative
lisaherndon
 
lisaherndon July 20, 2014
awesome. is this there all the time
critter PRO+
critter July 21, 2014
The Bean sculpture is always there, but the light show was a one time event back in 2012 for two weeks.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 26, 2014
stunning shot ! congratulations !
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet November 25, 2014
Best Bean Ever!!!
gvuletic PRO
 
gvuletic January 29, 2015
This is most definitely the best shot of the Bean that I have ever seen!
iangledhill
 
iangledhill January 29, 2015
Awesome photography..!
maryruth2011 PRO+
 
maryruth2011 January 31, 2015
I wanted to give this Superb Composition as well...the sculpture reflects all the lights in the city as well as the light show...gives it an unreal quality I haven't seen before...
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle February 01, 2015
Fantastic shot - great leading lines and perfect reflections!
AlanC PRO+
 
AlanC February 01, 2015
Wow! please add this photo to the Night Mega Complex Photo Challenge, thanks! :-)
Cut & paste link: http://www.viewbug.com/challenge/night-mega-complex-photo-challenge-by-alanc
TylerDavis
 
TylerDavis February 27, 2015
INCREDIBLE!!!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 04, 2015
Wow!!
Papa2Girls
 
Papa2Girls March 28, 2015
Great shot of the bean! Never seen one like this before.
lisagallant
 
lisagallant April 26, 2015
Real pretty,great picture!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle April 30, 2015
Great shot! Congratulations!
GrandGT
 
GrandGT May 04, 2015
I love his shot!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree May 28, 2015
Well done!
dannelson220
 
dannelson220 January 26, 2016
Clever shot! Well done!
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd January 27, 2016
Nice capture!
KariC
 
KariC January 27, 2016
gorgeous
knitz
 
knitz January 29, 2016
what exactly is this thing ?
Amazing shot !
LilacMist PRO
 
LilacMist August 22, 2016
Amazing !!!
Bwolff
 
Bwolff July 07, 2018
This deserves more awards, nice job!
MidnightRider
 
MidnightRider October 20, 2019
Wow! Amazing shot.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 02, 2019
Wonderful shot:-)
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 Mar 30
Stunning Photo... Lovely Colors
mypStudio7 PRO
 
mypStudio7 Jun 10
Wow! Truly impressive.

Behind The Lens

Location
Millennium Park Chicago, IL.
Time
6:30 PM on an early February evening.
Lighting
The projections kept changing so I had to wait for the one I wanted. I liked the colors and pattern of this one best.
Equipment
Nikon D700 with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.
Inspiration
The "Bean" is a popular sculpture in Millennium Park. I really enjoy shooting it at night. Local artists Luftwerk lit the Bean with one of their installations for two weeks. I was part of a group invited to photograph it on the preview night.
Editing
A little bit to bring out the saturation, and I enhanced the stars from the light reflections.
In my camera bag
Nikon full frame DSLR, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye.
Feedback
A tripod is a must. Also shoot as low as possible to get a different perspective. This is a long exposure shot but not very long. 1 - 2 seconds at ISO-640 and f/11 will get you a nice shot with everything in focus.

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