Strolling in the roads of Seattle,i was found in the 2nd Ave,in front of the Seattle Art Museum,with the huge hammering man to dominates the place,at the exterior of the Museum.
As a part of the City of Seattle's public art program, The Seattle Arts Commission installed Hammering Man on September 12, 1992 at the entrance to the downtown Seattle Art Museum at First Avenue and University Streets.
Hammering Man on the mend (April 2010)
Although Hammering Man lives outside of the Seattle Art Museum, he is owned by the City of Seattle. City workers recently underwent a complex project, taking many months, to repair his arm and get him working again.
Jonathan Borofsky, American
Hammering Man, 1992
48' x 30" x 7"
hollow-fabricated steel, aluminum mechanized arm, electric motor, and black automotive paint.
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs 1% for Art, city of Seattle. Funding provided by the Virginia Wright Fund in honor of Prentice Bloedel; Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds; the Museum Development Authority; and PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations).
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-10-14 10:55
buon colpo d'occhio nel presentare la scena e nel proporre il gioco di proporzioni.
Buon controllo della luce,
bema (26331) 2011-10-14 11:04
Hello Danos, kalispera...
an interesting sculpture you have managed to capture in a very nice way.. good to have that person in front of it, so we can see how large the sculpture really is..
wish you a fine weekend, Jassu Bernd
pajaran (51250) 2011-10-14 11:06
Dobar tekst o mestu sa celicnim covekom ...
Vrlo interesantna skulptura i pogled na zgrade u pozadini, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece sa lepim vremenom, kod nas hladna jesen sa kisom.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the place with steel man ...
Very interesting sculpture and look at the building in the background, beautiful images.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Pleasant evening with a nice time here with the cold autumn rain.
All the best for the weekend.
papagolf21 (85450) 2011-10-14 11:25
Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
J'aime bien le personnage en bas et à droite de la composition.
La dame semble se poser des questions par rapport à cette immense statue !
L'ensemble se regarde avec beaucoup d'intérêt et de plaisir.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-14 12:37
a very spectacular photo with superb details, the composition is effective, excellent lights and the POV is attractive, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
krzychu30 (15496) 2011-10-14 13:49
nice to see another beautiful picture from your trip to USA.I hope you took a lot of pictures in USA to sharing them with us.This is a nice street art example with great architecture behind.I like the way you composed this photo.Very good angle and perpective chosen.Superb,well-saturated colors.I like this scene.
Wish You a nice weekend
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-14 14:52
εξαιρετική η παρουσίαση του μεταλλικού άνδρα με το σφυρί,με την κίνηση των βραχιώνων του να έχει καταγραφεί πλήρως.Η γυναίκα στο άκρο δεξιό, δείχνει πράγματι την κλίμακα και τις αναλογίες του γλυπτού.
clic (14740) 2011-10-14 16:11
Geia sou Danos
So, "Iron Man" is playing trouble maker in Seattle!
Fortunately he didn't destroy those magnificent buildings at backdrop that appear in descending order, so drawing an appealing diagonal line.
The unaware lady should move out of the way before it's too late!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-14 17:23
This is U.S, what they do is very strikingly dynamic. I appreciate the quality of the image.
The size of this sculpture is simply overwhelming. I see that you have put a lady in lower right hand corner. The figure is not only effective in finding the scale of the sculpture, but it is also creatively activating otherwise empty corner. I love that…. the corner!! It seems that the sculpture is mechanized and its hands move. What a memorable encounters it must have been. Did you enjoy the stay in the U.S? This part of America is totally unknown to me. Thank you Danos for this very intriguing image. Your way to dynamically frame the subject is very evident I love that too. Thank you again.
With my very special and best wishes,
Have a very creative weekend, Danos
edge (6070) 2011-10-14 19:13
Hello Danos, This is a delightful shot of the Hammering Man. Very artistic the way it is silhoutted against the museum building. I am not much of a judge of this type of art, but it is very photogenic. Regards. Roger
kato (11630) 2011-10-14 19:29
You're capturing well this cityscape around Art Museum by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive and interesting to see art work of Hammering Man and the zigzag skyscrapers in behind. This tall Hammering Man seems eye-waching and humorous a bit. And, the whole is harmonized well by good color balance, too.
Sonata11 (33225) 2011-10-14 22:37
wonderful composition and frame . This scenery is very beautiful, colors, sharpness, clarity are excellent. Great architecture and the hammering man. Perfect POV and DOF as well. Perfectly well done.I like it a lot.
All the best and have a nice WE,
Graal (96783) 2011-10-14 23:44
unusual sculpture at the street in Seattle. This woman gives a comparison of the scale. An interesting modern architecture in BG. Photo well done. I like.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (56024) 2011-10-15 2:03
Modern building as a decor to the art item in FG - just a bit under shaded area.
maybee a POV to the right by a few meters would offer another opportunity to contrast.
Nice idea, though.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-10-15 2:36
Lepre ad and great projection of thought on the photo.
I love your beautiful happy picture.
Have a nice day.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-10-15 3:45
very nice this picture with the giant in the foreground, with excellent dynamic qualities, thanks for sharing.
Fis2 (84580) 2011-10-15 4:13
A very interesting "man" ;)
Good frame and composition.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice weekend
vasilpro (40933) 2011-10-15 8:15
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα η καταγραφή με την κάμερά σου αυτού του τεράστιου δημιουργήματος, η παρουσία του ανθρώπου και των κτιρίων στο φόντο δημιουργούν μια όμορφη διαγώνιο και προσθέτουν και το scale του τίτλου σου.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
baddori (19415) 2011-10-15 10:11
ottima foto ..ma incredibile USA .
Tutto grande..la proporzione tra donna , figura in metalli e palazzi
Un gioco di immagini ...di spessore .
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-15 10:29
Good evening Danos,
This very traditional laborer is in contrast with the modern architecture. The woman gives a good idea of the gigantic size of this work of art. The photo is interesting and outstandingly realized. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
subhendu_bagchi (25593) 2011-10-15 11:36
an interesting composition with the hammering man. The vertical presentation is superb with those buildings at background and the life on the street. Excellent depth and sharpness. A superb one. Tfs.
Longroute (19394) 2011-10-15 12:36
Curious monument and curious composition!
Lucky you could include the woman just under the hammer so that it looks as if it is going to hit her! she's useful also as a reference scale to understand how big is the statue.
Actually everything is gigantic here (compared to our European standards).
Nice and interesting.
pierrefonds (56462) 2011-10-15 17:57
The distance between the iron man and the highrise buildings is giving depth to the composition. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the iron man. the good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (96654) 2011-10-15 18:34
Missed this one. Many American cities have interesting dispalys of public art & sculptures, & Seattle is no exception. Excellent sharpness. The woman at right appears to be pondering something. Shopping list or direction perhaps? Tfs!
jhm (138230) 2011-10-16 0:26
You placed the woman perfect in the corner, exactly under the Hammering Man, this is perfect for the scale.
Nice background with the sky scrapers.
Excellent captured and nice composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-16 0:45
A title well selected for the presentation of this impressive and curious statue. The lady in the FG give an interesting idea of the...... scale of the sculptur! Details and contrast well collected.
Have a nice Sunday,
mesutilgim (83028) 2011-10-16 0:50
Good morning dear Danos
Nice capture from States.
Your pov is just perfect; as if the woman would get the hammer knocked on her head ! But she did not notice this danger !
TFS and have a nice weekend
anokutan (15097) 2011-10-16 7:55
Wonderful composition and frame . This scenery is very beautiful, colors, sharpness, clarity are excellent.
josepmarin (57711) 2011-10-16 9:09
placed well in your framimg, this peculiar motorized sculpture centres our attention, while the woman is a good scale reference for to see its huge size.
The buildings with its different architectural styles provide a good aesthetic quality, in a composition with many graphical wealth and an excellent game of light and of shades.
It's a great work.
Cricri (105303) 2011-10-16 9:10
Intéressante cette immense statue aussi grande que les buildings et la dame minuscule, bon format et présentation
mvdisco (17758) 2011-10-16 10:38
Interesting sculture and piece of art well presented with and nice Point of view and details,
nice notes of the sujet and composition,
very well done..
fabianoleite (9373) 2011-10-16 17:22
Interesting giant statue, and you showed it well. The modernity of the city was also well depicted.Good work.
abmdsudi (42618) 2011-10-16 21:09
I like the contrast between the statue and the background in excellent viewpoint in what looks proportionately dominating the frame as main interest with good scale. This is must exciting image and attractive enough to draw attention in this compact cityscape but full of contents. I like the colours they look great against blue sky. Superb control of exposure with very fine clarity rendering much defination to the scene. Great photo work, Congrats
wolf38 (31270) 2011-10-17 2:19
Hello Danos. How interesting. The same man is also in Frankfurt am Main. The same artist who created him. I did not know that there is a copy of it. Many years ago I photographed the same subject in the contemporary art exhibition Documenta in Kassel. For details you see in the workshop. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Hansaphotos (6651) 2011-10-17 4:15
A fine capture of the huge sculpture. A nice angle for the shot that also include a good impression of the surroundings. Wise inclusion of the person to give us a good idea of the scale. Great work:) Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
bayno (18342) 2011-10-17 5:31
Ciao Danos, excellent exposure, beautiful play of light, an interesting big statue art and architecture in the modern Siattle, great sharpness and good colors, well done, have a nice day, Valter
adramad (37333) 2011-10-17 8:10
A magnificent composition, a curious effect of this giant "hammering man" thanks to the lady you've captured your size and gives us a strange feeling.
Nice background with these great buildings of the Museum. Very good light and sharpness, natural equally colorful and well measured.
Good start of week.
DRamos (512) 2011-10-17 9:43
Incredible photography of urban art, the central setting of the figure protagonist gives to the capture and contributes a point of surrealism to the photography, seems that it does not belong(concern) to the reality. Also you have played very well with the black tones of the photography, both in the shade and in the own figure.
Regards from Barcelona
Didi (56263) 2011-10-17 9:50
Nice view on the town
With this Mc Donalds generation's woman (fat) :)
Good balance between shades and lights.
boa (5995) 2011-10-17 10:40
good shot of this giant artwork, it looks like he following this poor woman :-) It is not only an artwork, it is an excellent meeting point for people also. Fine Pov and colors, Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
maloutim (9635) 2011-10-17 19:08
America is the place of all extremes ! What a huge statue, which you manage to capture really well, putting it in perspective against the other buildings.
Where did you take the photo from , as I see it's not alow-angle shot !
Thanks for sharingv.
RhodieIke (11740) 2011-10-18 0:33
Wow, Danos, See what you mean, amazing the scale here of this interesting scene you have captured. Super colours, light and management, Well done, Tfs, have a good week, Cheers Iain.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-10-18 4:33
- Already the beautiful natural colours for the nice composition Danos, as a bonus the impressive statue and the light beautiful in this very modern location, bravo!
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-10-18 5:23
Another beautiful picture.... very good concept...
Very interesting sculpture and look at the building in the background,Perfect POV..
Have a nice day,
jemaflor (83711) 2011-10-18 9:49
Well seen and taken, perfect result with this scale, the giant and this lady, good effect.
nikkitta (14606) 2011-10-19 20:21
A very good photo, more, a creative one, to present the buildings with the statue at the FG, typical art from the Unite States, so big, so high, so huge as american are!
Great idea to add the "waiting woman" as a reference
Great and informative note
TFS another photo of the city of my dreams!
I re post your post
siolaw (38274) 2011-10-21 22:24
Geia sou Danos
A scene with multiple elements with side light well managed. The sculpture looks quite big and threatening for the small looking lady!
skippy007 (12510) 2011-10-31 16:04
Hello Danos, As others have said the inclusion of the woman in FG put the size of the sculpture into perspective, it is huge, interesting & well captured.
jmdias (54533) 2011-11-03 16:25
nice view of this sculpture, I liked the contrast of it with the buildings in the background. nice idea use that woman to give sense os scale. nice job.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-11-25 7:34
Εισβολή της χαρτόνι τέρατα της πόλης του Σιάτλ. αλλά με κάποιο τρόπο υπάρχει ένα τέρας, δεν διεγείρουν το φόβο. Μεγάλη δείχνει ένα κομμάτι από μια μεγάλη πόλη και πολύ αστεία φωτογραφία. Άριστη ποιότητα και το χρώμα.
sacimar (25975) 2011-11-29 5:40
the sculpture is really impressive, thanks to the presence of the woman we can see its scale, you captured a good moment, I like the buildings in the back also,
Miguel82 (22861) 2013-03-25 12:00
Amazing structure, good presentation and photo
very original stuff
Good pov, sharpness and light
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-07-03 23:44
Nice shot of the hammering man.A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. TFS.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-21
- Categories: Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Three weeks in USA
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 10:53