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Cloud Gate (a.k.a. The Bean)-Photo by Dan Fleury
Cloud Gate (a.k.a. The Bean)-Photo by Dan Fleury

The Cloud Gate, affectionately known as “The Bean,” is an iconic and mesmerizing sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park, perfect for photographers seeking a unique and creative subject. This masterpiece, created by British artist Anish Kapoor, features a highly polished stainless steel surface that reflects the surrounding cityscape, sky, and park, offering endless possibilities for captivating compositions. Photograph your reflection as you approach the sculpture, or capture the distorted reflections of the skyline and nearby skyscrapers for an abstract take on Chicago’s architecture. Visit during different times of the day to observe how the changing light alters the reflections and the appearance of The Bean. Early mornings and late afternoons can provide softer light and fewer crowds, allowing for more intimate and unobstructed shots. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different focal lengths, angles, and perspectives to create truly unique and artistic images that showcase the Cloud Gate in all its reflective glory.

(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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