Another shot from yesterday's trip to the Art Gallery of Ontario with Peter (Homerhomer) and Mike (MKING).
This was taken in the Henry Moore room. The room is filled with Moore's sculptures (nudes) and the walls are painted with simple figures of erotic dancers.
At first I wasn't sure about taking this shot as the distance from the girl and the figure was so great--but in the end I think it adds to the shot.
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SamB (1948) 2007-01-23 0:08
Nice work here, the contrast between the simplistic and upright painting at left and the dynamic seated position of the girl at right is nice, and i also like how she seems to be scooted as far to the side of the bench as possible, hoping that thing won't sit down next to her. The actual person also adds a great sense of scale, something that would be completely lost otherwise.
dsidwell (9771) 2007-01-23 0:19
Hi Alex. This is a fun shot. THe woman at right is well balanced with the weird sculpture at left. We end up with a strange juxtaposition that's fun to explore in the mind.
vagabondtravels (6505) 2007-01-23 0:22
Nice comp and good choice of b&w.
Well seen and captured. Good work.
Polonaise (5802) 2007-01-23 0:33
My choice would be - the girl alone...100%...Without hesitation.
You see Alex...That girl is YOUR photography.
Shall we call it: YOUR art photography.
That (whatever it is?) on the left it's SOMEBODY else art..kinda naive, kinda primitive, uninteresting and unknown to me - the viewer of YOUR photo.
That thing on the left means nothing to me...YOUR photography does.
And that pseudo-artzy thing on the left is taking out attention from YOUR part of the photo... The sublime part of the photo.
Your choce... Either the whole art of that something (with some context as a must thing - otherwise is a pure and stupid registry photo, Polaroid style!!), or...that charming girl on the sofa in the vast heavens of white...
Your choice, Alex...
warm regards for you and Peter K.
vesalius (861) 2007-01-23 1:59
Alex, my vote is for the figure to be included. It adds interest and depth and balance to the photo. Her expression while on the phone is telling. The composition is excellent with the figure (as previously stated) adding balance to the frame. Your choice of b/w here works.
Thank you and it's nice to see your shots again. I know your thoughts of smileys, but you're getting some anyways :)
RGatward (20050) 2007-01-23 2:12
Hi Alex, rather contradicting your handle here, this one looks anything but random. Well worked out, and I agree, the PoV is just fine, especially with that sculpture on the left.
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-01-23 5:32
i think this shot could work either way, with or without the sculpture. the sculptures chaotic lines contrasts well with the structured feel of the set up of the right side. either way, i like it.. well done..
btw would it look better with the woman in focus and the sculpture unfocussed?
Furachan (0) 2007-01-23 8:41
This is very col, Alex, there is a nice, understated sophistivation to your recent pics I like a lot. Good balance gere between the lone woman and that "objet" on the opposite side.
AnimeshRay (9083) 2007-01-23 20:16
A rather austere composition, Alex, love the simplicity of it. Excellent bw.
Darren (6823) 2007-01-25 8:34
Quite an effective bit of work here; I love the sparse positioning of the two different elements. This wouldn't work as well for me in color I think. Two little things; first, I wish she was sharper. second, I am not at all sure what it is, but the four sided thing bottom left keeps catching my eye. Nice shot Alex.
vapours (8264) 2007-01-27 9:54
A great followup shot to your previous one Alex, love the large amount of clear white space here and the piece of black art on the left which stands out so well.
kensimage (8557) 2007-01-27 13:33
I think shooting from a distance was just fine here--it fits with the somewhat un-intimate, big-room-hard-floor feel of an art museum, a feel that I tried to keep in one of my own shots recently, by not cropping any closer. The crop in your shot is perfect, emphasizing that same "big space" feel. You should thank the woman for choosing to sit far at one end of the couch, it helps the mood. Very well done. Regards, Ken.
azizbilgili (2111) 2010-06-07 5:51
Nice comp and good choice of b&w.
Well seen and captured.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-01-22
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon 20D
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): graphiques, CLODO's SELECTION III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 0:05