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Omphalos - The Navel
3rd PlaceOmphalos - The Navel
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Abstracts /Patterns
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Sep 11, 2013
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Street
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2013

Cloud Gate, aka the "Chicago Bean", appears conventionally kidney bean shaped as you approach it but the underside is actually shaped as an omphalos (Greek for navel), a concave chamber that warps and multiplies reflections. Wiki description

Would have loved to have spent longer than 24 hours in Chicago. At least my meeting ended early and several of us walked to the Millennium park area for a late lunch of Chicago style pizza and to look at the sculptures/installations, including this, before our flights home. It's quite disorienting to stand there with all these reflections.

Thanks for the votes and lovely comments.

PS I can't find me, although there are a couple that look like possibilities.

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.7692
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.6061
Avg (non-participants): 6.8889
Views since voting: 1891
Views during voting: 171
Votes: 78
Comments: 26
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/23/2013 12:42:26 AM
that's pretty cool. congrats on third.

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09/21/2013 03:58:39 AM
So glad you took a look at the innards, that's were the juicy bits are. Well done.
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09/20/2013 09:51:46 PM
Nicely done madam.
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09/20/2013 04:23:15 PM
Well done, Penny, and quite a fascinating study. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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09/20/2013 03:39:27 PM
Crazy good. Congrats on the ribbon! Or to quote Bear, Yee Haw!
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09/20/2013 10:57:40 AM
Truly fascinating image. I do love Millennium Park in the summertime. Sorry I missed the opportunity to meet you on your trip to Chicago.
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09/20/2013 10:28:17 AM
Awesome!! Congrats :)
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09/20/2013 10:20:34 AM
For me the most entertaining shot in the challenge. 7 days later and I'm still trying to find you!
Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/20/2013 09:42:50 AM
Wonderful capture of the Bean...very different from the traditional "view"...congrats on your new ribbon!!!
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09/20/2013 04:24:09 AM
Congratulations.
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09/20/2013 02:56:01 AM
congratulations! love it!
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09/20/2013 02:42:34 AM
Congrats Penny!!!! Woot!!!!
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09/20/2013 01:22:54 AM
Congratulations Penny! Lovelovelove this.
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09/20/2013 12:47:24 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Are you in the reflections somewhere?
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09/20/2013 12:28:25 AM
fascinating.
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09/20/2013 12:25:59 AM
WD. Interesting. Unusual. Look at that commenter average of 7.9571!
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09/20/2013 12:03:21 AM
Congrats Penny! Glad to see this with a ribbon.
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09/20/2013 12:01:10 AM
Yee Haw! WTG Sweetie!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2013 11:59:03 PM
My top pick.
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09/19/2013 11:14:45 PM
Fabulous rendering.
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09/19/2013 10:34:10 PM
Craziness, but I like it. Is this the Bean in Chicago? A fav.
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09/19/2013 07:31:46 PM
What a fabulous piece! 10. Fave.
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09/19/2013 01:24:35 PM
Wow, well shaped place you've found. Great image!
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09/18/2013 04:33:55 PM
Revenge of the blob.
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09/17/2013 02:52:49 PM
That is a great bunch of reflections.
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09/13/2013 11:05:03 AM
One more for the road,I like it.
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