There is an interesting art exhibit currently on display in Madison Square Park. It's called "Red, Yellow and Blue", by New York based artist Orly Genger. Different sections of the park are lined with layers of painted and hand-knotted nautical rope. As you can probably guess from the title, the rope appears in three different colors. :-) The shape and height changes from section to section, creating an unusual blend of nature and art.
About Madison Square Park, it's a small but lovely park, named after James Madison, the fourth president of the USA. There are several famous buildings surrounding the square, including the Flatiron Building, the NY Life Building, and the Met Life Tower. Inside the park there is a nice children's playground, a dog run, and the famous Shake Shack restaurant, which always has a long line outside. :-)
Here is a bit of red, that brightened a cloudy day...
Critiques | Translate
holmertz (31260) 2013-08-23 13:25
First of all this was a great idea by the artist, secondly you have taken a good photo of the installation. The bright red "sculpture" looks fantastic among the green trees and bushes and you did well to include the view of the city between the trees, to give us a better idea of the location. Best of all is no doubt the inclusion of the man. Purists might say that he's going in the wrong direction, but I think it's quite enough that he is there, somewhere towards the side, and in a place where he is dwarfed by the red bundle. The colors and light are just perfect.
macjake (45588) 2013-08-23 21:34
I always wait in anticipation to see a new post from NYC :)
This one was worth the wait....but next time dont take as long haha :)
As i'm learning and progressing as a photographer i'm actually seeing the benefit of sometimes including people in the scene. Hard to believe i say that, but its true.
And your shot here demonstrates that point 100%
Take out the pedestrian, and the photo becomes somewhat....pedestrian :)
Amazing how it looks and feels better with the man walking by.
And very interesting how Gert made the comment about how he's walking in the wrong direction....never thought of it that way before!
This is a very strong post fron new york, an easy 10/10 for me.
Whats next :)
SnapRJW (23602) 2013-08-24 0:50
Hello Brenda - The curving line of the red installation makes a wonderful and incongruous contrast to the green and greys in the shot. As already discussed the man in the shot is an important element. I agree that ideally he should be walking into the space rather than out of it but I can imagine here that he is swept out on a wave. Fascinating! Warm regards rosemary
cargus (7556) 2013-08-24 1:01
Excellent composition, and interesting scene, beautiful colors, well framed and played, well done image.
rigoletto (32754) 2013-08-24 3:51
wow! what an art work! truly photogenic with this lively color and soft shapes. the guy is effective to give the idea of size. the green/red combo makes me wanna have some season's salad for lunch :)
saxo042 (33912) 2013-08-25 7:16
A very creative and quite different work of art. The red "waves" really catches my attention! The included man also add interest to the capture.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-08-26 10:50
An exciting eye grabber shot in the name of art work and it's always interesting to note how actually a strong bold colour can totally influence our logic mind as shown. Your nailed the compo nicely with the single figure adds the reality and proportion combined by the soothing lively green. Another fine observation and well taken seamlessly. Congrats, TFS
maloutim (9467) 2013-08-30 22:55
I love these outdooor art exhibitions! They brighten a city tremendously and make it so much more interesting.
Great capture of the red wave whose color contrasts so well against the green and neutral colors of the background.
I like the appearance of skyscrapers through the vegetation. It 's also a special trait of NYC.
Thanks for sharing.
PS. So, further away in the exhibit, the wave changes colors, does it ?
jcpix (6536) 2013-09-01 6:36
Much like Craig, I'm gaining a much better understanding and developing the ideal of including people...and this is a wonderful illustration to its effectiveness! A city like this will continue to amaze, seems like a never ending, open air canvas for artists of all kinds. Love what you've done here to include the person in passing for both scale and contrast...not to mention the obvious human element. :)
This looks to be perfectly suited for the panoramic cut, stretching the frame from side to side with the bold red color and pattern. The great thing though is that it's not overwhelming, and there's a nice mixture of materials and subjects going on here. Another thing that catches my attention is the small "window" through the trees showing...well, the windows of the adjacent buildings. It's a nice in depth layered effect and lets us know we're still in the city. Very nicely done, this looks great! Hope you're having a good holiday weekend. Take care.
limielski (2571) 2013-09-05 16:00
Fantastic! - The contrast between red and green and the shape of the red wall create superb composition - Excellent idea. I like this photo very much.
Kind regards, Leszek
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-06 13:18
What an impressive subject, I find that very interesting.
Usually I avoid characters in my pictures but sometimes I'm wrong, in this case the man is an important piece in your composition.
I like the dynamic induced by the red wave.
Maybe is the picture a little bit hazy, I would try a WS on it.
zoomer (4225) 2013-09-08 16:27
Hi,this a very effective composition with vivid contrasting colors and the person walking out of the frame.Fine work,all the best wolf.
josepmarin (56479) 2013-09-10 9:40
a few minutes ago I voted another photo taken in this small and charming park. And I see this one, with the colorful red nautical rope as an urban sculpture between the trees.
I like the strong chromatic contrast of the red and green tones, and a bit of the nice architecture of NYC in background.
It's a beautiful work, my friend.
annjackman (15529) 2013-09-18 0:50
I always enjoy your interesting slices of NY life. This one immediately appeals with the flowing curves of red rope in this public art project. The man is perfectly placed against the rope and under the tree trunk. A pity that he wasn't walking into the picture but I know too well that these fleeting opportunities are rare so well grabbed anyway.
A super shot.
Kind Regards, Ann
mcmtanyel (5219) 2013-10-01 9:57
I see that you have noticed Pittsburgh's latest work of art. So I am going to follow suit and hone in on NYC's latest (?) work of art. I must confess NYC's latest addition is more photogenic. I love the two hills of red against the backdrop of green foliage. Your inclusion of the fellow with the off-white shirt complements the red, in the eyes of this (now not-so-Young) Turk.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-01 13:10
Well composed shot that appears like a two dimensional layered shot. The red and green contrast so well and the positioning of the man mirrors the position of the tree on the left. Artistic eye Brenda!
adores (30817) 2013-11-10 15:45
These art exhibitions sometimes offer the chance to get some good shots, looks this is one of them. I like the visual effect a lot, the colours and the well placed person. A good composition indeed!
- Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) (5617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-23 12:09
- Favorites: 1 [view]