Image of The Week: Cloud Gate Sculpture of Chicago’s Millennium Park

This weeks image was captured at Chicago’s Millennium Park and shows the stainless steel mirrored cloud gate sculpture with a backdrop of Chicago’s famed skyscrapers. The cloud gate was a photographers dream, with many different shooting angles, that gave off all kinds of different reflections of the surrounding buildings.

The cloud gate was designed by Indian born British artist Anish Kapoor, and was inspired by liquid mercury. The sculpture has also won many design awards. I captured the image back in December 2004, and I’m actually quite proud of this one. I didn’t have the SLR with me, and this image was taken with a small pocket camera that what would now be valued at less than $100.

The cloud gate sculpture at Millennium Park in Chicago

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The Cloud Gate Sculpture Can Be Found at This Location


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Jason has traveled the world extensively during the last 20 years, with overland journeys on six continents and across over 90 countries. This site serves as a chronicle of the images and tales from these journeys, as well as offering advice and general information for other like minded travelers.

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  • Dave from The Longest Way Home

    Nice reflections in the metal. I think it’s Chase Jarvis who’s even made money out of photographing from a lowly iphone camera. When people ask me what I shoot with, I always say “the eyes, the heart and if I am really good, the soul”

  • Jason

    Hey Dave, It was a ripper of a place to take photo’s and even a hack such as myself could manage a few good ones. I love your comeback to ‘What do you shoot with?’. I you can capture the soul in a an image you’ve got a memorable one one in my book.

    There’s no doubt that you could give a $5,000 camera to a novice and a $100 camera to a professional, and the pro will win every my book. Although it is still nice to have some good equipment. Give that same pro the $5,000 camera and they’ll do even better. It’s really be 20 years of trial and error for my photography. Thanks for the comment mate.

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