Another shot form inside the MACBA in Barcelona. The exhibition was by Craigie Horsfield who had been commissioned to answer the question "whoa re the people of Barcelona" in response to the rapid social and economic changes that were taking place there in the 1980's.
Horsfield's portraits were meant to be a form of civil dissent in response to the rebranding of the city with the economic imperative being given predominance above all else.
Interesting how the two women are viewing the naked woman and not the image of the man.
(Naranja means orange in Spanish I believe.)
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tyro (19766) 2013-09-21 6:28
I love pictures like this which include not only paintings or photographs in an art gallery but which also include onlookers. Not only can we see the exhibitions on display but we also have the opportunity to study the reactions of the viewers too.
This is a very well seen and very well taken picture (in my humble opinion although camera club judges might differ!). The two ladies, both in colourful clothing, stand out well in front of the two monochrome portraits and they are very well placed in the frame - particularly the lady with the red top. The angle between the wall and the floor is well placed too and the floor provides some fine reflections.
Despite the low light, long shutter speed (1/8 second) and presumably high ISO, you have captured this very well with only slight movement in the lady on the right. There's a bit of "noise" in the darker parts of the floor but that, to my mind, is irrelevant.
Good light and colours, bang-on exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
krzychu30 (15442) 2013-09-21 7:07
just love the contrast here!Without these ladies the scene would be B&W(so,one of these ladies has the best possible color of the shirt to create so eye-catching contrast.Haha if she only knew how much she helped you here:)
Minimalistic,but very evocative composition!
Wish You a nice weekend
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-09-21 8:31
Fine gallery scene. I like the simple composition and the atmosphere. A clean image, well taken.
Noel_Byrne (22773) 2013-09-21 9:25
I always love a picture within a picture, especially when presented as fine as this. The womans red clothing makes a really brilliant color contrast against the otherwise fairly colorless scene, and really gives it a blast of life. The reflections in the floor are brilliant. I really like this, nice one!
All the best
lousat (74993) 2013-09-21 14:11
Hi Michael,top quality pic from the MACBA,really beautiful the composition and the perspective and great exposure too for the best result.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (30559) 2013-09-21 15:55
bel colpo, veramente interessante, sembra un b&w colorato.
I due ritratti sono molto belli e l'inserimento delle due donne con abiti molto colorati irrompe come un fulmine in piena notte.
Delicatissimi i riflessi sul pavimento, ma decisamente piacevoli.
subhendu_bagchi (25503) 2013-09-22 4:27
a nice frame from this exhibition hall. Like the composition in vertical. Good light management and sharp details of the people there. A very good one. Tfs.
ktanska (24570) 2013-09-22 9:35
I like this framing with half and half split of the wall and reflections on the floor. Yes, orange shirt is a good splash of colour on mainly B&W view. Asymmetry between left and right half is also interesting.
Line between wall and floor is slightly tilted, you could have straightened it.
abmdsudi (41984) 2013-09-24 7:30
Admire your hawk eye quality Mike, You have made the best of the situation within the small area to get the best shot in which precise timing is so vital and critical to yield this kind of result, this is where skill and experience come about. It splits into two parts and highlights the contrast between them, while the stinging red strikes the eye in but then it naturally also moves to the serious looking isolated portrait and it suddenly feels just a little intimidating! Interestingly attention is well divided that connects each other very well in the composition. Happy on the left and sad perhaps for being ignored on the other! Details are neat and sharp rendering an artistique effect with your usual superb exposure control, an image pleases me for its authenticity and ideas. A nicely observed piece of social documentary. Congrats
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-09-27 11:21
This is incredible.A middle aged woman and a young lady together admiring the naked body in the frame.I wonder what both of them are thinking.Its an excellent image with lots of artistic values.Very well done.TFS.
tatadalou (6069) 2013-09-28 11:14
Different elements make your photo really attractive to my eyes. First point, the orange clothe, that catches the eye. Second point, the two portraits and their reflection on the soil. Third point, the framing, that divide the picture in two parts : a grey one and a white one. This looks really graphical.
CLODO (29914) 2013-09-29 10:04
That's the way I visit exhibitions and museums: looking at the interactions of visitors and master pieces. Very good framing including the reflection on the ground, and the 2 ladies ognoring the man poster. i also like the colors, contrasting well with the sepia hues of the picture.
ourania (29387) 2013-09-29 14:33
this picture is aesthetically superb, it has a minimalistic layout but the four people have a powerful presence and stories to tell. I like very much how the orange T shirt stands out, brightens the frame and marks something like a border between the three women and the man. The man's glance is strong enough to fill the room and the frame, he's looking at the viewer boldly. It's interesting that the naked woman is averting her glance from the viewers and maybe you have rendered this fact very significant by capturing these specific visitors in your composition. I think that the bright orange point of reference makes the impact of the monochrome even stronger. Great play of frames and viewers, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (7270)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-22
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 5:49