Cloud Gate “The Bean”

cloud gate, millennium park

I often get a request for copies of my Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) pictures for both commercial and personal use.  If you do a google image search for the “The Bean” you will find one of my images  as the 2nd most looked at picture.  I’ve recently update my SmugMug account and have started posting pictures there that some may want to print.  For individual commercial use you can purchase print here and also for personal use.  You can always download one of the pictures from my site (most of these images are within 2400 x 2400).  Last, if you are interested in a full-size image for personal use and you don’t want to buy through SmugMug please don’t hesitate to contact me (I will typically send it too you for free and then you can print it yourself).

Here is the link to my SmugMug page.

Click on the image to see each of my Cloud Gate pictures posted to this site.

cloud gate, millennium park

George Rogers Clark Memorial part 1

This past weekend we drove back home for a birthday party.  I decided to get up one morning and take a few pictures of the George Rogers Clark Memorial.  I’m always trying to imagine places to take landscape pictures back home but unfortunately, the majority of what is around is flat farm land.  This is one of the few unique structures in and around where I’m from.

ISO 200 1/25 sec f5.6 50mm (Leica M typ 240, Leica 50mm summicron APO, LR4, Photoshop, Nik Software suite)

The Bean – Black & White

I’m amazed how often people click on my blog because they are searching for information on Chicago’s “The Bean” (its real name is Cloud Gate).  I’ve posted this image before in color but honestly have never been happy with the look of the sky.  Here’s the picture in black and white.  I think I’m finally happy with the sky and background.

Leica M9-P Leica 21mm super-elmar, 7 exposure HDR


Family Friendly?

We were walking through the crowd at the Taste of Madison and out of the corner of my eye I caught these two enjoying time together.  I’m not sure what was stranger, seeing these two showing affection for one another at a family friendly event or that they were lying next to a porta-potty?

ISO 200 1/360’s f.95 50mm noctilux (Leica M9, Leica 50mm noctilux, Silver Efex Pro 2, Aperture 3.3)

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