Another subject I've been wanting to photograph in Vancouver.
I will post another photo soon, so you can see the entire sculpture, and get a sense of just how large they are. Each of these men stand approx 10 feet tall.
There are 14 men in total, all displaying funny, smiling faces and hand gestures.
Here we have a close up view, taken at night, during a 20 second long exposure.
each statue is made out of bronzed metal, and the Chinese artist wanted to show the world a positive message with the universal sign of human laughter :)
Hope you enjoy
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Graal (100114) 2012-04-13 23:52
unusual sculpture. Funny face and smile. Good captured theme and place. Fine effect after the long exposure 22 sec. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (33387) 2012-04-13 23:55
Good Morning Craig,
This is excellent.
I love to see a narrow dof where the focal image is as sharp as a pin and the oof b/g provides an unobtrusive context fof the shot. The textural details define the form of the sculpture really well.
Your pov is spot on, giving a right to left diagonal movement across the frame.
have a lovely w/e,
mohammad_H (9728) 2012-04-14 0:35
Magnifique vue sur les couleurs et l'éclairage. Statue sont bien fait. La résolution appropriée. Vous l'avez fait très bien enregistré.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-14 1:09
an impressive photo from this funny sculpture and I like the composition and the special lights, the realization is excellent as usual, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bukitgolfb301 (37732) 2012-04-14 5:03
Hello again my dear Craig
The best humor image, reflecting with your another character! So sharp and clear focisuing and usual perfect framework.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a nice weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo
Sergiom (67502) 2012-04-14 5:51
Il est sympathique ce gros monsieur avec ses gestes de grimaces et son large sourire. Le temps d'exposition est parfait et les détails très nets.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-14 7:45
The right choice of exposure parameters and exposure time was effective. The quality is excellent. The framing is spectacular. The close-up view shows sharp detail and interesting. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (104347) 2012-04-14 8:11
I like the very effective tight framing, the superb sharpness & the wonderful warm vs cold color tints of blue & gold in the sculpture. Excellent shadow detail in the funny face. Tfs!
tyro (22164) 2012-04-15 0:41
This is another fine example of your wonderfully subtle and painstaking HDR work. We can see the sheen on the bronze perfectly in this amazing statue which appears almost to be mocking the viewer.
Beautiful colours, perfect exposure and light and, as always, stunning detail and sharpness.
jjcordier (79054) 2012-04-15 0:43
Spectaculaire sculpture, très expressive, que tu as superbement photographiée. La lumière, les couleurs et la netteté sont excellentes et tu as choisi des réglages particuliers mais efficaces pour obtenir la bonne profondeur de champ.
delpeoples (55094) 2012-04-15 2:25
Hehehe he makes me laugh, I much prefer him to running water, so you did good posting him today. Love the textures, reflections and sharpness. Wow, 20 seconds, impressive. Great close-up, congratulations.
Thanks for sharing, hope you're not working too hard
dkmurphys (52773) 2012-04-15 7:37
Funny detail of those statues in your city. It's great to have such open minded authorities to make all those kind of artistic manifestations possible.
Enjoy a fine Sunday.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-15 10:17
Very nice capture of the sculpture details. You got a great result on this long exposure shot, with beautiful colors and the correct light. Very well done.
Silvio1953 (130430) 2012-04-16 1:28
Ciao Craig, great portrait of fantastic statue, fine details, splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-16 12:12
I love bronze art work like this, and you've captured it perfectly. Excellent light management and exposure, with superb Clarity. I read a lot of your critiques on HDR and hopefully learn the basic before going out and spending the money, but what wonderful fun and rewarding outcomes I've seen from your work. Thank you for sharing your work and expertise.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-04-20 10:54
Ola Craig ,
Deve ser enorme esta estátua , os detalhes estão muito bons devido aos 22 segundos de abertura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jmdias (58974) 2012-05-14 8:30
curious this sculpture, looks like a personage of comics.nice light and details of the big smile.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (61504)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-10
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/3.5, 22 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-13 23:01