Chicago Reflecting by Bob Grace
© 2009 Bob Grace
Honorable Mention 9.
      Juror's Comment

      From Janet Jones:
      This is a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time. It's also a matter of seeing what most people overlook. A lovely, richly colored composition.

    • Title: Chicago Reflecting
    • Artist: Bob Grace
    • From: Red Bluff, CA USA

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    Artist Statement

    Millennium Park is a photographer's paradise in the heart of downtown Chicago. I came in early one Monday morning hoping to get some shots without the ubiquitous crowds in the frames. My plan worked, and except for the guards I had the entire park to myself for about an hour.

    What I hadn't anticipated is that staff turns off the fountains at night and don't refill them until the following morning. By the time I got to the Crown Fountain, much of the water in its half-inch deep wading pool had evaporated, leaving broken reflections of the city in the remaining puddles.

    Image captured April 17th, 2006 with a Nikon D200 body and an 18-70 Nikkor lens. Since the summer of 2008, I have been shooting with a D700 and Nikon's new N series lenses.