Reflecting World

This is another shot of the “bean” that is located in Millennium Park in Chicago. I got lucky on this shot because I still had some light to work with the the thunderstorm that had rolled in earlier had completely cleared the area so I was able to get this with decent light.

One of the things I struggle with is people in my frames. I just always have this vision that my images should be free of humanity but in popular attractions it’s just not possible without waiting forever to get that one shot. So I just let it go and took the picture with the hope that the people in the image would add to it and not distract. In this case it works.

Editing wise this is straight out of the camera. I did tweak a bit but nothing fancy. Just did some local contrast adjustments and straightening. No layer masks. No nothing. It stood up all on its own so I left it alone.


Bean in Millennium Park


  1. The MOM said:

    I love the photo of the bean. I wanted to know more about this “Bean” and more about Millennium Park. Google is a great source. Millennium Park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world’s largest rooftop garden. That is just so hard to believe. The Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. I am happy to know about Millennium Park and what it offers its residents. I am glad I at least saw the “Bean” through the photographer’s eyes. I enjoyed!

    October 7, 2016
  2. Myles Butler said:

    Awesome picture! I can relate to your struggle with having people in the shot. I was actually stressing about it yesterday because there was a couple that kept walking into my shots, but my friend comforted me by saying that people only add character to the pictures.

    October 7, 2016
    • Thanks. I am just anal about it. I need to let go more but I’m used to landscapes with no humanity so when people are involved it throws me off.

      October 7, 2016

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