This is one of a series I took at Millennium Park in Chicago in the Summer. This is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, designed by Frank Gehry. I had a lot of problem with the sun reflecting off the building which is a stunning piece of modern architecture but a devil to photograph I discovered!

Frank Gehry, winner of the National Medal of Art, applied his signature style to this revolutionary outdoor concert venue. The Pavilion stands 120-feet high, with a billowing headdress of brushed stainless steel ribbons that frame the stage opening and connect to an overhead trellis of crisscrossing steel pipes. The trellis supports the sound system, which spans the 4,000 fixed seats and the Great Lawn, which accommodates an additional 7,000 people.

This state-of-the-art sound system, the first of its kind in the country, was designed to mimic the acoustics of an indoor concert hall by distributing enhanced sound equally over both the fixed seats and the lawn.

Shot with Nikon D90 handheld 200mm 1/400s f/5.6 ISO 200.

I love macro abstract work of rejected and neglected items in our society, especially rusty old dumpsters (skips) around the back of buildings, battered boats up on dry dock, rotting wood, bark of trees, and so on. Im fascinated by the color and texture that appears with a macro lens. I do almost no post-processing after taking the shot.

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  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice abstract.

  • Thank you Rebecca for your visit and comment!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome Marguerite! I love the the flow of the lines. Looks great framed as well :)

  • Hi Shelly – nice to see you dropping by … havent seen you on my page for a while …busy time of year for all of us … thanks for the positive comments … Ive sat on these for months wondering if I would upload some or not!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome abstract, the light is perfect!

  • Thanks a lot Kathy. Yep, makes a good abstract. Hope all is well with you.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonalmost 5 years ago

    In love this Marguerite, those lines and icy colours, great capture.

  • Icy colors, thats a great description. Thx Wayne.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...almost 5 years ago

    hehe – bet you’ve got even more respect for Julian now eh Marguerite. And what a beautiful homage to the inesteemable Gehry this is – beautifully composed geometry.

  • Thx Geoff. Yes, Gehry is something else. Thx for the fav too!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Julian Escardo
    Julian Escardoalmost 5 years ago

    I can relate to this one Marguerite………….lovely! – beautifully framed.

  • Thank you Julian, and for the fav. I must say as I wandered around shooting away I wondered how you would approach it but I was mindful of your advice to me many months ago about thinking about what the architect was trying to say. I found it a very difficult structure to photograph because of the light bouncing all over the show.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 5 years ago

    Well composed Marguerite. Nice work!

    Debra

  • Thank you Debra. Im not all that sure what Im doing with buildings!!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats!!!

  • Thank you so much! Love the little featured icon!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Milleralmost 5 years ago

    Very fine work!

  • Thanks Bruce for your comment and the fav. Appreciate it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 4 years ago

    Wow, awesome sweeping image!

  • Yes, it is an awesome building even if it was a pain to shoot with all the bouncing light!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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