Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27

I love my days downtown! That's where I have pretty much an open canvas to work with. The textures, the buildings, the lake..so much to choose from! This is why I will have to open a "Honorable Mentions" category. The days I have photos, some of them are really fun and I don't want to waste them. With that said, this is what made the cut today. I was loving everyone's black and white with a color pop, so this is mine for today.
It's "the Bean" from Grant Park downtown Chicago. Why it's a bean? Nobody knows, but it cost a fortune! Not only to buy, but maintenance. It's a big kidney bean shaped piece of mirrored metal? That's the best way I can describe it, but people come from all over to look at it! Go figure.. I love seeing the buildings reflected. There's also snow laying on it like whipped cream on top, and swiss cheese slapped on the side. :)

 Day 27
Settings:
ISO 100, f/5.6, ss 1/160, 75 mm, no flash

19 comments:

Candi said...

Love the shot...the reflection is so cool

Misty said...

What a fun thing to take a picture of! Very cool.

Andrea said...

Very Cool!

Chelsea said...

Oh wow, great capture! I love the reflections!

Tracy said...

Love the bean! So cool!

Melissa said...

This is such an awesome capture. Love the reflection!

Kristin said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love this shot! It's so interesting on so many different levels. I love seeing what others are doing on their 365's, so I look forward to following along and seeing more of your photos.

hipchicagomom said...

I love this. GREAT JOB!

Amanda said...

Cool!

snapshots2011 said...

Wow! That is so cool- it's like a fisheye lens in building form!

Tammy said...

GREAT shot!! Love it!!!

Jennifer said...

Fun shot!

Lynn said...

That's a really cool 'bean' and you captured it marvously.

knit1kids4 said...

I've been there - great shot of the bean! {have you seen they eye ball? We loved that!}

Allan said...

A new angle of the bean I haven't seen yet! Nice job.

Christi said...

What a beautiful pic, I absolutely love the reflection.

Missus Wookie said...

I've seen the bean in so friends' photos - always fun to see another shot. Great capture of the reflection and a bit of the surroundings too.

Ingrid said...

That's a really cool shot. Love the angle. It keeps pulling you back.
~ingrid

Anita said...

Really cool shot, love how it almost resembles a fish eye lens photo.