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The Crown Fountain always lures a large crowd of visitors, making photographer Carl Larson’s 21-shot panorama of the popular destination a true test of dedication.


Crown Fountain, Millennium Park

After a less-than-stellar attempt or two with his iPhone last summer, Larson returned with a better camera to do the job right. “I chose a cool night hoping that it would keep the crowds down, since taking a large multishot panorama is difficult with people moving about,” he says. Unfortunately there was a concert at the Pritzker Pavilion that evening, and the fountain was far from deserted. But with some patience—and plenty of time spent waiting for people to pass—he managed to get a clear, not to mention stunning, shot.