Série sobre a minha viagem aos ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA (EUA) - AMÉRICA DO NORTE - Visitando LAS VEGAS, o LAGO MEAD, a REPRESA HOOVER, o RED ROCK CANYON e o VALE DE FOGO (NEVADA), O GRAND CANYON - MARGEM OESTE E MARGEM SUL (ARIZONA), o BRYCE CANYON, o RED CANYON e o ZION CANYON (UTAH), o VALE DA MORTE (CALIFÓRNIA) e finalmente CHICAGO (ILLINOIS) - De 05 a 24 de ABRIL de 2012 - nº 054 !
Series on my trip to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) - NORTH AMERICA - Visiting LAS VEGAS, LAKE MEAD, HOOVER DAM, RED ROCK CANYON and the VALLEY OF FIRE (NEVADA), the GRAND CANYON - WEST AND SOUTH RIMS (ARIZONA), BRYCE CANYON, RED CANYON and ZION CANYON (UTAH), the DEATH VALLEY (CALIFORNIA) and finally CHICAGO (ILLINOIS) - From APRIL 05th to 24th, 2012 - # 054 !
CROWN FOUNTAIN !
Located in the MILLENIUM PARK, that's a famous spot in CHICAGO! I truly enjoyed it and spent pleasant and interesting moments around!
Well folks, I'm back to law school... almost ten years ago I was taking a law course at the University but gave up for several reasons... no regrets... those years have been the most enjoyable in my life, including many, many wonderful trips and other stuff! But my job is demanding going back to my studies and so I'm already less frequent around here, which will last for the next four or five years! I won't leave it for good though! Be seeing you all!!!!
"Crown Fountain is an interactive work of public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park, which is located in the Loop community area. Designed by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa and executed by Krueck and Sexton Architects, it opened in July 2004. The fountain is composed of a black granite reflecting pool placed between a pair of glass brick towers. The towers are 50 feet (15.2 m) tall, and they use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to display digital videos on their inward faces. Construction and design of the Crown Fountain cost $17 million. Weather permitting, the water operates from May to October, intermittently cascading down the two towers and spouting through a nozzle on each tower's front face.
Residents and critics have praised the fountain for its artistic and entertainment features. It highlights Plensa's themes of dualism, light, and water, extending the use of video technology from his prior works. Its use of water is unique among Chicago's many fountains, in that it promotes physical interaction between the public and the water. Both the fountain and Millennium Park are highly accessible because of their universal design.
Crown Fountain has been one of the most controversial of all the Millennium Park features. Before it was even built, some were concerned that the sculpture's height violated the aesthetic tradition of the park. After construction, surveillance cameras were installed atop the fountain, which led to a public outcry (and their quick removal).
However, the fountain has survived its somewhat contentious beginnings to find its way into Chicago pop culture. It is a popular subject for photographers and a common gathering place. While some of the videos displayed are of scenery, most attention has focused on its video clips of local residents; hundreds of Chicagoans visit the fountain hoping to see themselves appearing on one of the fountain's two screens. The fountain is a public play area and offers people an escape from summer heat, allowing children to frolic in the fountain's water."
SOME PICTURE DATA:
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D7000
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 500
Focal Length: 40 mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-19 06:19
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 264 kb
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snunney (67918) 2012-08-31 5:26
I like the point of view here and the contrast between the nicely lit greenery and the artwork. The line of benches draws the viewer into the scene and helps create a great feeling of depth. Pleasant natural tones and very good sharpness.
papagolf21 (76973) 2012-08-31 7:27
Bonjour, cher ami Neyvan,
Voilà une image fort appréciée. Evidemment, la fontaine géante crachant de l'eau par une bouche humaine est fort bien mise en valeur.
L'environnement est très agréable. L'ensemble se regarde avec plaisir.
timecapturer (31250) 2012-08-31 7:33
love this! So perfectly composed and captured. The light and colours here complement the artwork so beautifully and your composition and framing are inspired. Wonderful imagery!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
macjake (39962) 2012-08-31 10:05
now thats a side of Chicago I've never seen before!
a lovely scene with the strange artwork, and the greenery adds a nice touch of nature.
Congrats on making the choice to go to Law School! Good Luck!
Sonata11 (28748) 2012-08-31 10:51
This park is very beautiful and impressive fountain. Wonderful executed image with marvellous colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF too. Overall I like this photo the way you done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (30387) 2012-08-31 14:03
Hello my dear Neyvan
Another Impressive USA shot from Chicago this time!
Interesting and amazing image indeed. This sensetional face is very well match with surrounding greens. Best framework and composition as usual. Thanks for your sharing a finest shot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
chrisvek (5645) 2012-08-31 16:24
So wonderful composition and splendid colors.Very good framing and awesome POV.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
Graal (89420) 2012-09-01 0:19
amazing place and view from Chicago. Unusual fountain. Good shot and presentation. Photo I like, is well done.
Have a nice WE.
ikeharel (38062) 2012-09-01 1:12
Modern fountain mingle in a most fantastic way within the garden and cityscape.
Grey sky not so much in favor, but well managed the light and the colors are great.
Bom fim de semana,
danos (74478) 2012-09-01 3:22
fascinating the view of the modern construction of the fountain,that i believe to be the meeting point for the area.
I like the created contrast between the green leafs of the trees as the beauty of the place that is placed.
bona (10212) 2012-09-01 7:36
aqui novamente. Acho que já havia visto uma foto dese local, mas a noite, não sei agora se era uma foto sua... Lindo esse local, tão bem cuidado e harmônico. Lindas cores e enquadramento!
ACL1978 (6103) 2012-09-01 18:57
What a striking scene! Perfect POV with a great capture of the fountains themselves - the mist rising from the water is tangible throughout, and the greenery surrounding the water is so bright and vivid. Great work, Ney - and good luck in law school, but I hope your posts aren't too infrequent!
krzychu30 (9385) 2012-09-02 1:01
how could I oversee this fantastic image the day before yesterday.Chicago is kind of my city.I love every corner of it.You presented us excellently this part of Millenium Park with the Crowne Fountain.Great place.You were here exactly one year after me.(but seems you had a much better weather:)
Well-considered POV with a lot of greenery around,which only makes the view more pleasantly.The colors are delightful,so vibrant and well-saturated.
Chicago is reall a great city.
Wish you all the best and good luck at the law school
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-09-02 7:56
The colour of the fountain is really standing out of the greens.. very eye catching, a strong image,Neyvan.
TopGeo (38000) 2012-09-02 12:02
Hello Neyvan, this is a fantastic image very impressive photo, very atmospheric, with a beautiful excellent fountain idea!! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo! Congratulations!
tchefi (1417) 2012-09-03 1:38
Très sympa ce trompe l'oeil avec cette bouche qui crache l'eau.J'aime bien le vert qui encadre le batiment.Seule ombre au tableau, la voiture.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-06 2:09
a superb photo of this interesting park, great details and the colours are beautiful. Splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Ps: Thank you for your kind words to my 1700th post
abmdsudi (27098) 2012-09-06 20:33
This is part of beautiful aspect of mordern urban scape, also credit to your keen eye in spotting this photo opportunity. The red mural is extremely stunning and nothing, nothing to distract this from glueing the eyes in there! The pov, compostion and with additons of human touch together add to this magnificent shot. Congrats, TFS
mayjayne (2792) 2012-09-09 2:06
A shot that is well composed here; the striking artwork lends an artistic feel to the serene park. With the fountain and the reflections, this is indeed a rather interesting compoaition!
s_lush (15636) 2012-09-17 1:52
You have presented to us a really interesting example of modern art and landscape design. You have captured the fountain with the well balanced composition, vivid colors, amazing details and very high quality. Excellent job!
jmdias (46230) 2012-09-30 14:38
cá estamos de volta ao lar depois de férias.
linda esta vista, a fonte é mesmo surreal e surpreendente. legal a maneira como vc nos mostra ela e o verdor do parque ao redor. TFS.
- Copyright: Neyvan Pecanhuk (npecanhuk) (54207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D7000 DSLR, Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): USA - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS ! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-31 5:06