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Small in size, but huge in stature…the one and only, Mona Lisa. Think she’s popular? Looks great for her age too, yeah? :)

I’ve had some good conversations recently with Kristin (KristinsCamera) regarding personal and human connections through photography, derived by choices of subjects and spontaneous moments. This has led me to post this photo today, and one which I would like to dedicate to her…Kristin, that is…not Mona Lisa! I’ve also included a WS picture which follows her passion for street photography.

Nothing uncommon to photograph people taking a picture of something so monumental as this particular painting, but it was the frenzied chaos of everyone vying for the best possible spot and their efforts to obtain that classic shot that garnered my attention, and thus relates to what we’ve been discussing. With a sizeable crop from the original and high ISO, the image quality suffers…however, I’m much more content with the memory and feeling of excitement and fascination that existed in the moment, having the opportunity to see such a masterpiece myself. Hopefully I’ve been able to convey that atmosphere with this capture.

I have to say too, I know nothing about art…but I was quite taken in by this painting, it really does deserve the adulation.


I’m headed home for the holidays, so my presence will be sporadic for a week or so…that should make everyone happy! :) I’ll still be around though, because it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t at least post one more picture with something that pertains to Christmas. Have a great day everyone.



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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1510 W: 2 N: 2894] (11040)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-19 3:53
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