Continuing the holiday spirit, I present an abstract view of the great stage inside Radio City Music Hall. As I've written in previous notes, this Art Deco theater opened in December 1932, and the first Christmas Show was performed the following year.
The great stage measures 20.3 by 44 meters, and is designed to resemble a setting sun. Here some winter snowflakes are imposed over layers of that sunset.
In order to get a better idea of what the entire stage actually looks like, I'm including a WS photo. In that photo you can also see the two consoles on either side that control the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. It's the largest pipe organ built for a theater, with 4,410 pipes.
I hope everyone is enjoying this magical time of year!
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parvatibb (1295) 2013-12-16 11:59
Lovely abstract. It carries the holiday spirit perfectly! WS was a good idea. I would not guess the whole picture without it.
tenretin (1161) 2013-12-16 13:22
Your shot is nice in this festive season.
Password happy holidays.
jcpix (8362) 2013-12-16 16:07
I love this concept of going in tight for that abstract composition, which immediately begs the question as to subject matter. I tried to envision it before looking at the WS photo, but to no avail...and was then promptly blown away by the sheer size in comparison!
Unmistakeably Christmas with that shade of red and the white snowflakes, this is most fitting for the season, and carries with it a festive and warm atmosphere. Great arrangement too, the progressive curves are well suited and stand out in a rectangular frame like this. Awesome idea, and well executed result! Enjoy the rest of the evening. Stay warm.
batalay (33891) 2013-12-16 16:11
In this lovely shot you there is captivating detail — the negative sloped diagonals of the folds, the positive sloped diagonals of the dark print, the hexagonal ice crystal patterns, the shading that accentuates the curves in the folds...
Happy Holiday Season to you and your family,
serp2000 (35082) 2013-12-16 22:04
Simple but very nice composition with the New Year topic. Good graphic, very nice warm color. Thanks for the presentation the interior's elements.
But I am still walking in the summer memories and I miss the sunny hot days.
Best wishes from Russia!
We have got -24 C today (((
emka (67325) 2013-12-16 23:45
hello Brenda, Nice that you joined the Workshop, otherwise it would be difficult to guess what is it. Nice festive decorations. Yes, now this is magical time.
I was on the guided tour round radio City Music Hall, it was very interesting.
Warm regrads Malgo
macjake (48357) 2013-12-17 1:15
ah....thanks for the WS! i was trying and trying with all my brain power (not much evidently) to figure out this abstract image....and i just couldn't until i looked at the WS
you won that round!
very cool abstract, it works fantastically.
an interesting and clever way to present the Holiday season.
gojo (1635) 2013-12-17 1:46
Sure is abstract!!
But absolutely very attractive and well timed with the season.
I have never been inside here, but will go next time for sure.
All the best,
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-12-17 5:05
I am glad for your note, as to be honest, without it, I would not have figured out what this is! I love it as an abstract in its own right, and a Chrsitmas abstract at that, but so much more to know its part of this iconic building. Great idea to include the workshop to show this huge stage in its entirety!
Thanks as always, and Happy Christmas :)
All the best
Zengi001 (2317) 2013-12-17 14:13
Thanks for the useful note and the WS, otherwise I could not imagine What photo This is..
Good abstraction, Tfs.
saxo042 (35202) 2013-12-18 12:04
Good colours and a pleasant composition and the WS picture explains everything. A very fine observation!
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-12-18 15:18
The rational part of my brain appreciates the WS to provide some context, but the artistic side revels in this wonderful composition of arcs, colors, and crystals! Fantastic!
Hope you are staying warm in New York; Austin is a bit frosty!
mcmtanyel (7335) 2013-12-18 20:39
Oh, I love abstract and I really, really like this one. Thanks for including the whole interior shot in the WS. Congratulations and TFS!
COSTANTINO (46512) 2013-12-21 22:54
looking at this colorful composition
and witout the title nobody can
understand this design
but your useful notes helped me
to understand this abstract view
of the great stage inside
Radio City Music Hall
thanks for sharing it with us
have a nic Sunday
bona (11859) 2013-12-23 6:17
Hello Brenda, me again.
Owooo the details of this roof change! I was there last year for the Cirque de Solei show and I took many photos of this roof. Lovely to see it with this many snow flakes. Lovely Christmas image.
Have a nice week.