TE often gives me alot of inspiration.
When I first noticed this subject in our dear TE friend
Gosia's gallery, i knew I wanted to find it and capture it as well.
It was basically the main reason why i visited the Boboli Gardens in Florence.
The 'Tindaro Crushed' is a huge bronze face created by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj. Its much larger than i thought too, being several feet tall, taller than myself.
The boboli gardens are beautiful, and if you're visiting Florence any time soon I highly recommend it.
Have a great weekend!
Does this count as a people photo? haha
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holmertz (37739) 2014-08-02 6:32
I knew you couldn't resist a European moai ;-). I guess the cracks are intended, in which case they are very cleverly designed and made. Really a fascinating sculpture. I would have loved to see it "live".
All the best,
Gert (your neighbour today))
siudzi (32665) 2014-08-02 6:42
I was waiting for this shot in your gallery! And I am so happy that you decided to visit this fantastic gardens to capture Mitoraj's art so beautifully! This is a brilliant presentation taken from a well selected POV to present the subject with an excellent attention on small details and unique patterns. Bravo! Your work made my day! Thank you.
snunney (79973) 2014-08-02 7:15
A great capture of this unusual bronze sculpture seen here, warts and all. Perfectly lit and with superb detail.
Noel_Byrne (21508) 2014-08-02 8:14
Very cool work, and excellent title :) your placement of this big face in the frame is brilliant, it looks like it is looking up into the blue sky, and the line of the blue sky breaks across the subject in an excellent way. The bright sun has created some brilliant shadows too.
tyro (18940) 2014-08-02 9:17
A very appropriate title for your photograph - this poor chap really does appear to be in the terminal stages of some pretty aggressive form of eczema!
Seriously, what a remarkable artwork this is and you have captured it superbly well using your good ol' trusty "city" lens. You have also managed the strong contrasts exceedingly well so that we can fully appreciate all the interesting colours and textures.
A superb photograph with fine light and colours, perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
carlo62 (28447) 2014-08-02 10:22
ricordo molto bene questa statua, molto bella, Igor Mitoraij è molto conosciuto qui in Toscana.
Bello il tuo scatto, il contrasto tra la statua e il cielo è fantastico.
Nicou (117324) 2014-08-02 11:03
quelle tête et vue superbe quelle statue et cette pierre qui se fend fantastique vue et captage superbe image.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (53101) 2014-08-02 11:12
A marvelous close-up on the huge haed sculpture, deliberately mounted from smaller pieces looks "cracked"
but has a face expression.
Fine details, learn something on TE every day, a place I did not know about in Firenze.
Enjoy your weekend,
ktanska (24270) 2014-08-02 11:13
So, from the name of this sculpture I understand that this is meant to look like that and not crumbling due to some unexpected process. Impressive angle, good sidelight and nice variation of colours.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-02 14:28
Thank you for your warm reception I've become mother and my time is limited.
I like this stunning part of this monument and great lightning. Very sharp details and right background colors.
photoray (10533) 2014-08-02 17:43
Sort of a modern ancient bust, fractured head symbolic of ?
Not one of Michelangelo's but appealing for uniqueness, not the typical cute statue.
thanks for sharing,
delpeoples (52737) 2014-08-02 19:22
Oh yeah this poor bloke is in bad need of some moisturiser and sunscreen. I like how he's looking away from you, like you've just said something to offend him. Jeez it seems like you really manage to pi*s off people from Burano and statues from Florence, what's with that? Anyway, lovely textures, tones and good light management especially considering it looks to have been taken in the middle of the day.
Cheers, happy weekend
jjcordier (73764) 2014-08-02 23:19
On trouve dans de nombreux endroits du monde ces superbes têtes de Mitoraj. Celle-ci est très impressionnante et tu en as fait une très bonne photo.
Royaldevon (26847) 2014-08-03 0:15
You've done a great job in detailing the strength of the sun in Florence!
I just love this!
You have done a great job of giving the statue f/g punch! I remember taking a shot of it when I visited the Boboli Gardens but on looking at your composition, mine included too much b/g. You have given her 'skin' wonderful textural details and, she is still looking at the sun! Will she never learn!
Have a great day,
rbassin (16458) 2014-08-03 6:42
un bon cadrage sur cette figure;
une sculpture impressionante, lumière agréable, détail et structure bien rendus.
rigoletto (34225) 2014-08-03 9:12
lol, you funny bunny, the title (and the "people photo" joke) are hilarious. you should be feeling smart these days :)
a mitoraj in rome was one of my first uploads on TE, so this makes me feel a bit nostalgic. and how did you chose this "rotten" work, while the softskin david is standing tall nearby?
all in all, a "cracking" shot :))
mayjayne (3171) 2014-08-03 10:20
Love the POV you have chosen here - makes it much more interesting, and the colours and textures are so well illustrated with a bit of play with the light.
worldcitizen (6521) 2014-08-03 10:27
Great title! This poor guy really does need to get out of the sun. :-) I like your chosen POV and tight crop. The details are great, and so is the greenery and blue sky around this giant head. Now somebody get this man some sunscreen!!
mesutilgim (80624) 2014-08-03 11:52
Hello dear Craig,
What an amazing capture of this beautiful and cracked head !
Very good execution and perfect graphism.
TFS and best regards
jcpix (11680) 2014-08-03 19:12
Sorry it's taken a bit to get back to ya', those dogs have kept me busy! :)
Well, to answer your question...I say yes indeed, this is a fine "people picture!" Living in the dry desert, I feel this guys pain...I know what it's like to be out under the sun all the time....just glad I don't quite look this cracked. Plus, I'm getting older...wrinkles are going to take over dry skin any time now. lol
Such a cool portrait pic, this low point of view and wide angle perspective plays right into the visual strength of this close-up. Amazing details, colors and some sweet light to bring all of it out in force. Now, somebody get this guy some lotion, quick! He might want to make an appointment with a dermatologist!?
Have a good one. Take it easy.
Cheers from Az.,
rychem (20079) 2014-08-03 20:06
Attractive capture and interesting artwork, the creativity of artits is incredible, very well captured and presented
emka (73847) 2014-08-03 21:54
Hi Craig, I was in Boboli Gardens in 1979, so there was not this sculpture. Stunning close up of this cracked face. I would count it as people, even if he is rather empty headed:). Strange that it is bronze face, it looks rather like made from terracota. Impressive cracking and faded painting. beautiful , It is a pity I missed it in my second visit in Florence.
WArm regrad s Malgo
jemaflor (81410) 2014-08-03 23:25
good angle and light management, impressive virtual skin ... perfect sharpness, tfs.
Giustiniani (2988) 2014-08-04 9:21
une mise en valeur réussie, avec, en plus de l'humour! Superbe photo.
ChrisJ (94842) 2014-08-06 2:18
Lol at the apt title! A superb upward pov with good sharpness and splendid shadow detail despite the challenging light. The reddish pink colour also contrasts superbly against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold colour contrast. Good breathing space around the sculpture too. Tfs!
SnapRJW (29408) 2014-08-07 10:12
What a gorgeous shot Craig. The light has provided you with the opportunity to capture crisp, clean textures and the colours across the sculpture are superb.
I like the classic 3/4 profile you present here. Very nice.
adores (34736) 2014-08-10 7:01
It seems really huge here. The pov, colours and textures are excellent. A very good shot!
Didi (55145) 2014-08-15 1:14
Very good tight frame quality on this old sculpture
Very good presentation of this nice composition
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (52982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-31
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-02 6:25