Photo of the Day: Reflections on a Bean

"Reflections on a Bean" - Tracey Capone Photography © 2013

“Reflections on a Bean” – Tracey Capone Photography © 2013

Admittedly, I haven’t shot The Bean, in downtown Chicago, prior to this because, aside from having to deal with the large number of tourists I talked about in yesterday’s post, I have always tried to shy away from the blatantly touristy Chicago icons. That said, I wish I had shot it sooner, just for my own benefit because it was a lot of fun.

The shapes you see in this mirrored wonder are determined in part by where you stand. It ends up almost looking like Chicago in a fun house mirror in some spots but a beautiful reflection in a drop of water in others. There is an additional challenge of taking the shot while remaining inconspicuous because the last thing you want is a beautiful reflection of the city… and the photographer standing smack dab in the middle of the shot. While this can be corrected in post, I would much prefer keeping my photographs as close to the original, without a need for a lot of “blemish edits” as possible. So, I’m in the photograph, it’s just a matter of finding me. :)

Enjoy!
*tracey*

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15 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: Reflections on a Bean

  1. I totally agree The Bean is somewhat overused as a tourist icon, overused by tourist to represent our beautiful city of Chicago, but in this photo u clearly captured why so many are attracted to beautiful piece of architect “I Love this picture”

  2. Without doubt getting up early was well worth it. I love how you captured pretty much everything. Editing is nice too, the contrast between the sky in the reflection along with the angle of the shot…

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