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Cloud Gate



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DebbieSalvesen
 
DebbieSalvesen February 04, 2017
How do you get a time when no one is around the bean? I live in Chicago and have never been able to accomplish that. What time of the day is this? What day of the week?

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Millennium Park, Chicago.
Time
This photo was taken around 5:30 pm. I had my camera on a tripod for about and hour to see how the sunset would play out.
Lighting
I got lucky to be in the position to get this shot and have this fantastic sunset creep onto the scene. Left a nice warm look to the whole image.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II, Manfrotto 055XPROM with the 496RC2 Head.
Inspiration
This is one of the most photographed areas in Chicago. Though every photo has people in them, which is not a bad thing, I enjoy seeing areas without people at them. It's just nice to be able to look back at that trip and see the bean alone and not a photo with 400 people around it.
Editing
Yes! A lot of it. This photo is compiled of about 150 photos. I used the median feature in Photoshop to take everyone out. It is a remarkable feature that will compare images and see what is different. Objects that move will be taken out. I added a seven shot HDR photo for the top half to bring out that epic sunset.
In my camera bag
I keep it simple. I usually only carry my 16-35mm. I have the 70-200mm f4 along with the 50mm f1.4, but these only come along if I know I will need them. I am looking to get a tilt-shift sometime soon to help with perspective. I don't mind the slanted angles though I know it's not the "right" way to do it.
Feedback
Have a good tripod that can stand perfectly still for at least an hour or till you think you have enough shots. When trying to take people out of photos, you have to make sure you can see through them. If the crowd is so dense that you only see people behind people, it will not work. Inside the bean is always packed with people standing or sitting looking up for long periods of time. I would stare as a particular area, and when it opened up, I would shoot.

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