City Void

City Void

I was lucky to have visited the beautiful city of Chicago in the last few weeks for a work-related conference. This was one of the shots I managed to get as I scurried around the city’s landmarks outside of the conference time.

The photo is of the “Cloud Gate” or ‘bean’ as it’s colloquially known. I chose this shot out of the number I took as I had the mental picture of how this would translate in Black and White as an almost visual void as you look to the city skyline.

Lens correction, significant sharpening (and requisite noise reduction to remove sharpening artefacts), black and white treatment (green channel).


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 19 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 2s

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