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Chicago's Newest Landmark, "The Bean".
Chicago's Newest Landmark, "The Bean".

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Challenge: Landmarks (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, IL. USA
Date: Dec 3, 2004
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500th second
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2004

Shot, cropped, levels, neat imaged, resized, USM, saved for web.

Place: 34 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.0660
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.8283
Avg (non-participants): 6.2743
Views since voting: 3741
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 212
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2004 08:33:13 PM
Man... I bet some graffiti artists hav wet dreams about tagging this baby. Would love to see this thing up close.
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12/11/2004 04:39:10 AM
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12/10/2004 04:25:02 PM
Challenge link: very strong.

Image critique: powerful subject, great weather, crisp, good POV (you cast a good shadow!) and the reflected city is wonderful. The quality of the shot is lovely and the sculpture reminds me of the film 'Flight of the Navigator' with the chromium space craft.

Out-of-challenge appeal: yup - very satisfying.
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12/10/2004 11:57:10 AM
Interesting subject. This looks like it would be alot of fun to photograph.
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12/09/2004 01:58:42 PM
Great use of reflections. Like the group of people in the shot, contemplating this new landmark.
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12/09/2004 12:40:41 PM
superb object, maybe try a more unusual angle to really give the bean more of an impact, its just a bit too 'straight' IMO - 6
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12/09/2004 03:52:24 AM
interesting landmark, the photo could be composed better
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12/09/2004 03:27:14 AM
Deja vu...I saw another bean earlier. I like this one better. A more pleasing composition and the reflection is quite interesting. Who's that lone figure standing in the distance in the reflection? I wonder... :)
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12/08/2004 05:58:50 PM
very nice
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12/08/2004 12:41:38 AM
Like the people in the shot to give it scale, but from looking at the sculpture I think there are more interesting angles to shoot from.
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12/07/2004 07:04:03 AM
real amazing! i vote for this...:P
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12/06/2004 09:57:41 PM
oouu, this is tough...do i like day bean or night bean better?
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12/06/2004 12:54:35 PM
Cool, now you don't have to buy a fisheye anymore, just carry a magic bean in your camera bag. The composition is interesting to some extent, but the lighting of the surrounding scene is a bit flat. The exposure in the bean is better. :)

Another fun aspect is: Where are you on that bean? Pretty far away and small I guess, there where the front tiles go into a bit darker grey, at the intersection of two panels on the bean?

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12/06/2004 08:51:55 AM
Looks like a great place to check makeup on your lunch break! I thought our town had bragging rights for some ..ahem...questionable art - but this is right up there! It's a good shot of it, but I would have liked something a bit more creative than this straight-on shot.
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12/06/2004 08:00:07 AM
Funny,,I just saw another users photo of this..but they said it was in New York
12/06/2004 01:31:34 AM
Would be better with a different lens - the buildings are bent on the sides of the pic -crop them out or stand farther back and use less a wide angle, or alter the pic in PS to strighten the buildings.
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12/06/2004 12:05:52 AM
Cool. I like the photo but it could have use a little perspective correction, so the building do not seem to be tipping in so much...7
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