So during our trip to Chicago, I figured out a photographers secret - wake up early.
Chris and I first stumbled on The Bean on a Sunday afternoon. It was nearly impossible to take a picture that wasn't filled with other people, finger prints, shoe prints (who knew the walking-on-the-bean selfie was so popular?) and smart phones held aloft. I snapped a few photos, but I wasn't really happy with any of them.
I returned the next morning a bit before 8 am. This time, there were only a few people around and the soft morning light was perfection. So there it is, if you want to get a great shot of a popular attraction, forsake those deliciously warm covers for solitary photo-taking glory.
If you're interested, check out my other photography tips here.