One of my favorite places to spend time in Washington DC is the Newseum ~ the museum of news. From pieces of the Berlin Wall to the remains of a journalists' cars that have been bombed and shot at, from a memorial to journalists that have been killed while reporting to a series of presidential dogs, and so much more, it offers vivid history lessons about the world in a stunningly designed building.
In this shot, visitors to the Newseum take in a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, leaving them a bit slack-jawed and lost in thought over these emotional moments from history.
This perspective, taken from the inside of a screening chamber, allowed me to capture this discretely, and without interfering with the mood and wherever they were in their memories. In my mind at least, the diagonal slats give this shot and the people a sort of time-warpish aura...
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baclama (16325) 2013-09-02 6:07
un tres joli jeu d'ombres, de transparence...
daddo (20645) 2013-09-02 6:20
Hi Kristin. The horror, the horror of it all.One senses the emotional responses from these observers and the "bars" add to the sombre mood. Well seen by your roving eyes. Best regards. Klaudio.
MuhanadY (138) 2013-09-02 6:52
great moment to capture. black bars and reflation looks great and the photo concept is amazing.
annjackman (15581) 2013-09-02 7:52
The horizontal bars give a wonderful contemporary view of this gallery. The people, slightly shadowy in places, complete this super picture. Inspirational stuff - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
holmertz (31380) 2013-09-02 8:49
This must be a rare case of where discretion has definitely benefitted a composition. The bars have placed a fine pattern of diagonals across the view of the persons watching the photos inside the photo. I think the atmosphere of the composition has been greatly enhanced by this distance to the persons. You have used the light very cleverly too.
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-09-02 8:53
excellent graphical composition. Appreciate your photo making eyes. You did a nice work with light. Nice shot. Tfs.
CLODO (26482) 2013-09-02 9:12
nice perspective and good play with the transparencies.
limielski (2573) 2013-09-02 14:20
In my opinion your shot should be there :-) It's not a joke.
This is a fantastic idea to take this photo through the diagonal slats.
It allowed not only to discrete observe the scene but It looks as if I observed the people (it's my feeling). Superb work! TFS
Have a nice day!
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-09-02 17:23
Simply brilliant, K. Inspired, dynamic, and multi-layered. May I say it again? BRILLIANT.
emka (64214) 2013-09-03 0:06
Very interesting note and your feelings about this Museum. What a great idea to make photo behind the diagonal slats, to be able not visible to the people.
The museum is really impressive. Bulent Atalay recommended me to visit it and I was grateful for this advice (although the ticket was quite expensive :).
ikeharel (44125) 2013-09-03 0:35
A superb take with the original idea, Kristin, and no-less an immaculate photojob done.
Not an easy task, yet well made photo.
willperrett (4099) 2013-09-03 1:49
Woah, this is a bit special! I absolutely agree with you about the horizontal slats: for me they create a level of disjuncture and disconnection which seems entirely appropriate for ordinary citizens viewing earth-shattering images. Love it!
adores (30855) 2013-09-16 14:31
You found a great perspective and a different way to see the place and the people watching the photos. They seem really concentrated and you're showing them without interfering! Good work!
Juzo (4284) 2013-11-07 3:07
I just found your gallery - nice shots!
This one caught my eye with it's clever graphical style, those lines add to the whole image, the poise of the people behind the lines. It could looks quite good in B&W with strong contrast too.
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-11-22 18:21
wow..this 1 is a real nice pic.love the pov and the graphic effect the lines create.great light and angle.