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    Public art and sculptures

    Thought it might be interesting to see what artworks people have been able to take pictures of because they had a small sensor camera with them.

    In a London square near Southwark

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Outside the Goodwood sculpture park.

    GRD1 iso400 deliberately pushed the grain effect with sharpening.

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Will,

    I like the way the grain on the foreground sculptures is echoed by the detail of the leaves in the background.

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Quote Originally Posted by ecliffordsmith View Post
    Will,

    I like the way the grain on the foreground sculptures is echoed by the detail of the leaves in the background.
    Thanks Ed. It was one of those rare images that seemed to look better and better the more I pushed the sharpening (not sure about the banding in the sky though!). I also like the way that the top of the sculpture runs along almost parallel to the distant horizon and trees.
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    A misleading perspective

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    Nothing Misleading about this one- I wonder what would be said if someone made a statue like this nowadays? Outrageous! Piazza Nettuno Bologna:-


    Oh, and its in front of the cathedral too.
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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Instalation using recycled glass and light.

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    Nice work Will ,colours and detail are great. Looking at the title of the thread perhaps it may be an idea to explain why a small sensor camera helped make the picture possible.

    So- neptunes mermaid taken at night with the Olympus c5050z. No IS but I was able to steady the camera by placing on the marble surround of the fountain-using the neck strap, balled up as a cushion , underneath the camera.

    2 more , 1 with Oly the other with the GX100:-

    Innsbruck,C5050 + Nikon WCE68 wide angle converter ,Here its handheld but pulling against the neckstrap.


    Same statue (installation?) but with the GX100 on its own , IS works well! On its own the GX100 still has 4mm more wide angle than the C5050-wce68 , so I could really have had the camera in my pocket.
    :-




    I can carry all my camera kit in a small samsonite camera case.

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    shadows from a horse sculpture at The Getty. Taken at night, iso800, DLux3


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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    What a Fantastic Thread......Rather UpLifting
    Everyone's 'ART' perspective is Grand

    So Refreshing after the day in day out
    DREARY Conditions of Life in the Modern World / be it Newspapers,Radio, Peoples Conversations....
    What the hell is going on in this World...... the World Economy, Famine,
    Wars & Brutality
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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Helen

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    This was at the Phila Museum of Art.
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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Helen

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    Sorry Will
    Did not mean to dampen the great thread
    Just Haunted today by an article I read in 'The Guardian'
    "The G8 Summit 2001 /The bloody battle of Genoa"
    & that photo with the story just blew my Mind.
    So between that & working today with six hours of someone blasting their radio w/news
    of everything going on in the World (mind you not the good things)
    I'm BURIED tonight mentally/emotionaly......whew

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    Helen

    Sorry to hear that you are bearing the burdens of the world atm
    I get that way sometimes as well and it is hard to remember that on a personal level the vast majority of people in the world are doing, or trying to do, their best to make things good. Part of that effort is all the wonderful art around us.
    Hang in there and you will come out the other side (thats what I remind myself when I'm down)

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Part of a new sculpture at Pardon Mill in Harlow UK. There are a whole series of artworks being installed along the canal there.

    GRD2 in camera B&W conversion.

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Instalation using recycled glass and light.

    GRD2
    I love this shot.

    My g/f is an artist who works mostly with plastics. She has some great textures in her work that I've never quite captured. One of the differences between sculpture and photography...

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    I'm sure I posted this photo in a previous thread, but I couldn't resist doing it again.

    I shot this picture of Lee Lawrie's "Atlas" in February from a busy sidewalk at New York's Rockefeller Center with a GR II Digital (ISO 100)

    Well, I finally got around to making an 8 by 10 print of this image a few weeks ago and I was shocked (and pleased) that the face of the statue was crystal clear. The reason for my surprise was that the camera was handheld and the shutter speed was 1/6 second and somehow I held really still with the wind and the busy of pedestrians buzzing around me!

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    Epson RD-1 with Jupiter 35/2.8 iso 800.


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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Pls, don't let this wonderful thread die! Anybody who can bring more photos like in preceeding posts, please, contribute! Thanks!

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    I'll contribute some more. May have posted a couple of these on other threads in the past though.

    At Goodwood sculpture park.


    Another monolith, this time a memorial to police killed in the line of duty. Just off The Mall. My son adding human scale.


    Old sculpture but none the worse for that. Doubt it needs explaining.

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    I guess the following photos might (?) fit with this thread.

    While visiting a Museum a few months back, I couldn't help but be fascinated with the way people interact with famous works of art. So instead of taking a photo of the art work themselves, I snapped shots of strangers who happened to be near the painting and sculptures.

    All the photos were taken with a handheld Ricoh GR II

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    And a few more from the series.

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    Re: Public art and sculptures

    Nice. I suggest also taking a look at Elliot Erwitt's book, "Museum Watching." It's the gold standard for this setting, with a particular emphasis on catching museum guards in the process of becoming sculpture themselves.

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    Nice series Hypnohare.

    Here are some photos from a few years ago.

    The park sculpture is using a minolta A1. A lot of bokeh for a small sensor. The thinker was using a small sensor nikon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    Nice. I suggest also taking a look at Elliot Erwitt's book, "Museum Watching." It's the gold standard for this setting, with a particular emphasis on catching museum guards in the process of becoming sculpture themselves.

    scott
    Hi Scott:

    I'll get the Erwitt book the next time I order books at Amazon. I've seen his book on Dogs and I liked it a lot!

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    Why the advent of cheap digital cameras makes museum going such a pain in the ***.

    The Louvre, last month. M8, Zeiss 18mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesphoto View Post
    Why the advent of cheap digital cameras makes museum going such a pain in the ***.

    The Louvre, last month. M8, Zeiss 18mm.
    LOVE IT !!........
    Cheers ! h

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    Thanks Helen!

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    I loved the Mona Lisa photo, because (to me) it's more about the crowd than the painting!

    My wife and I were at the Louvre in 2000 and I don't remember such big crowd around the Mona Lisa. Perhaps we were there late in the day, maybe near closing time?

    It's funny that people feel compelled to take snapshots of famous paintings. Quite frankly you can see a much better photo of most paintings in an art book (because the photographer had the art work specially lit for the photo session). Perhaps the people do this as a way of acquiring a trophy? A way to prove that they were there in the same room as the work of art?

    In any case Charles' terrific photo shows that even a 500 year old woman like the Mona Lisa can have her own paparazzi!

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    All- it should be Monna Lisa. Mona is along the same lines but a bit more
    intimate...

    Mona is what the Bronze King seems to be looking at. I think a fair way to define the word.




    BTW lovely pictures in the Tate and of the Giocconda (Mona Lisa).
    The Thinker too is alive , the composition with the guy and lady works well.
    500 yr old lady or is it Leonardo in his ladies clothes?
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    The Hammering Man in Downtown, Seattle. It was nice to see this kinetic sculpture here again - there is another one of these in the Museum of Modern Art back in Seoul, which I once also photographed.


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    Great shot ntrolls!

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    Don't know the story behind it, but this one is called the Sun God. I would say it's too cute for its name It's in UCSD campus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypnohare View Post
    I shot this picture of Lee Lawrie's "Atlas" in February from a busy sidewalk at New York's Rockefeller Center with a GR II Digital
    Every time I look at this I wish the sculptor had been a little better educated.

    In mythology, Atlas held up the sky/heavens while stood on the earth.

    This thread keeps reminding me I must pay a visit sometime to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ......

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