The Bean of Chicago

Here I wanted to make the Cloud Gate sculpture appear quite small in the frame. By using a wide angle lens and putting the camera (on tripod of course) low down has given me this perspective. The buildings here are some of my favourites as they are very tall but also have quite a unique older style of architecture. Only one or two have the ultra modern glass walls you see in many of the larger cities around the world. When I captured this photograph I was unsure about including the moon in my final edited version. In this ten second long exposure the bright white of the moon has become like a star, but so have all the orange street lights behind the sculpture. Even the lights reflected on the stainless steel have starred out in the same fashion which seem to have worked well in my opinion.

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