I was inspired to post this photo after seeing Bulent Atalay's earlier posting of the same scene.
Multiverse is a complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal and may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned by the Gallery and on view until November 2009, the work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the entire 200-foot-long space. The ever-changing pattern of lights are meant to mimic the universe. The lights turn on and off in a choreographed manner, and create a swirling waves across the surface, and a suggestion of “twinkling stars, rushing water and bouncing polka dots.” There is a random order in the design patterns.
Handheld. PP work included exposure adjustment, slight desaturation, then resizing.
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yquem46 (38750) 2009-12-20 12:36
Super long perspective given by the bulbs
I like also the contrast of these with the yellow wall
Without wanting to bother you you'll probably find some similarities in 2 of my shots:
Hunkar (7136) 2009-12-20 12:37
Excellent illumination with graphic effect,
rigoletto (34279) 2009-12-20 12:41
This is a very nice wide angle photo with effective perspective and attractive lighting. You present this place with a good photo for sure. The silhouetted figures add a lot perspectivewise.
JT50 (1491) 2009-12-20 12:47
Graphism created by the lights is very
attractive. You have attained great DOF
with your point of view. The opposite wall
offers good contrast. A neat image.
Have a nice week.
dwaipayan0 (165) 2009-12-20 12:48
its like a cosmic world, another galaxy in this universe, nothing is logical nothing is earthly, but a dream, superb capture, excellent focusing and exposure, the light management is perfect, beautiful job
macjake (62364) 2009-12-20 12:59
what i'm impressed with most is the fact you took this hand held at 1/15. came out faily sharp. love the graphic look created, and the contrast in darkness left, bright right.
sozcan01 (75) 2009-12-20 13:04
Nice framing and good exposure. I liked your photo.
ciakgiak (30423) 2009-12-20 13:13
bellissima immagine, splendido l'effetto creato dalle migliaia di luci e dalle persone sulle scale mobili.
Un caro saluto
ManuMay (36087) 2009-12-20 13:35
Good, very good capture!!
Excellent composition and light manageent and a hard graphic sense, lights are really amazing...and very well cptured...Congratulations...
Have a nice week...
Morac (27723) 2009-12-20 13:48
C'est un superbe travail avec la lumière et avec un effet de profondeur très réussi.
adores (41728) 2009-12-20 15:23
The lights really make the composition here - I like their effect, the pov, the good dof and the presence of the people.
Gerrit (51130) 2009-12-20 23:06
great dazzling effect of all those lights.
The composition and perspective are wonderful.
wolf38 (31284) 2009-12-21 0:40
Hello Danilo. Brave new world, the future and progress. It all starts with the design. Light and color play a big role. You have skillfully photographed this scene. Worth seeing. Regards, Wolfgang.
pauloog (11747) 2009-12-21 2:20
A strong photo where the play of light steals the show together with the tunnel perspective.
danos (91228) 2009-12-22 3:32
welcome back at the site after your long absence,with this spectacular shot from the Smithsonian Multiverse complex light sculpture.I like the perspective as the way that the lights turn on and off in a choreographed manner.Excellent your presentation as the clarity of the scene.Well done.
happy holiday wishes to you and yours ,Danos
jhm (145306) 2009-12-25 1:28
You play excellent light and depth.
Splendid the dark silhouettes of the people.
Wonderful atmosphere picture certainly the depth light and good perspective too.
Have a nice day,
pablominto (53746) 2009-12-25 5:09
An amazing scene - the geometry created by the lights is totally awesome!
The point of view works well, stunning composition with a strong feeling of depth...
And I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, White if possible!
npecanhuk (70894) 2010-08-08 6:35
Psychodelic visual impact here!
Original, attractive and interesting photograph!
Very good quality and great beauty!
TFS - congratulations!
- Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) (7281)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D300, SIGMA 10-20mm F4-5,6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-20 12:29