Look Up: Inside the Bean

Back in October of 2009 when M and I spent some time in Chicago, I took a boat load of pictures of The Cloud Gate sculpture (called The Bean by locals) which is located in Millennium Park.  The Look Up theme has given me a chance to display one or two of them.  This photo was taken inside the bean, looking up.  I’m the one in pink.

This photo was also taken from a “look up” perspective in that I was pointing up in order to capture the flare of sunlight on the top.

In other (exciting) news…

I have a new camera!  Yay!  I think it’s going to take a few days for the camera and I to adjust to each other so it may be a while before anything new shows up here at the blog.

For those inquiring minds that want to know, I went with the newest Kodak (the Z981).  I’ve had good results with my old Kodak and this suited my budget and my current needs (with a better zoom and the ability to shoot in RAW format).  After much thought I decided I didn’t want to go with high-end, expensive equipment.  I’d spend too much time worrying about losing it, having it stolen, breaking it, etc.

6 Comments on “Look Up: Inside the Bean”

  1. anhinga says:

    Those are amazing. That is what I call a creative sculpture.

  2. ybonesy says:

    When you say you didn’t go with the expensive stuff, how not expensive (ballpark) is the Kodak you got?

    Very cool shots. I can’t imagine what the bean is exactly, although it is fun trying to figure it out. And why a bean? Kidney bean shape?

    • Robin says:

      Ybonesy: I had a coupon for 20% off so it came to a grand total of $274 (with shipping and handling since I had to order online). The regular price is around $330. I wanted/needed to keep it around or under $300 so this worked out very well for me.

      The locals call it the Bean because it does have a legume-like shape to it. You can see the bean shape better in this post:


  3. Kala says:

    haha, i live 25 miles from the city and i NEVER bring my camera when i go there!

    • Robin says:

      Why is that, Kala? It’s a great city for photography. On the other hand, sometimes it’s nice just to go somewhere and have fun without taking pictures.

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