When I finally got to Cloud Gate after a short walk through Chicago, several things struck me at once. First, it was bigger than I'd imagined. And the underside was cooler. Second, everybody was doing selfies. I mean everybody. I didn't see a single person NOT get a selfie that day. There was even a guy using a selfie stick to video chat as he walked around. THAT guy ran into a few people, but that's neither here nor there. Eventually, everyone I was with agreed it was worth the hike. Sadly, my pictures of the ice skating ring next to it didn't really come out. Third, it was that I really wish I'd had my ND1000 filter back then, and my tripod. I have seen long exposures of the "bean" that are simply fascinating for the fact of having no people in them at all. But in the end, I'm happy with my shot.
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