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Post by pop511 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Visited the N.S.W. Art Gallery today, here in Sydney and enjoyed it immensely.
Unable to use flash, but that will come as no surprise. To use a tripod, you have to make an application.
Light level low, so kept my ISO to about 2000-2500 for most of the time.
Pictures were of course disbursed around the walls, but in one area, on the floor space in between there were statues of various sizes and styles.
If you look at pictures 2 and 3. The portrait is the same, but the statues differ.
Pic2 was taken from the right side and pic3 from the left.
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Post by pop511 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:09 pm

What happened to the humble SLR?
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Post by Duck » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Visiting art museums should be a requirement for all visual artists, photographers included. There is so much wealth of learning in just studying how other photographers and painters approach a subject. Even such paintings like abstracts and surreal paintings offer some inspiration. Take the last two images of the original post of the girl dancing in her parlour; the artist chose to paint her inmotion in contrast to a rather static background. That little bit of motion gives the viewer a clue about the girl's personality while elevating the painting from a typical formal portrait to a study of the girl.

By the way, I love the image of the girls taking photos of the paintings with their cell phones. Definitely a sign of the times. :D
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Post by pop511 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 pm

Duck Wrote;
" Even such paintings like abstracts and surreal paintings offer some inspiration "
Oh how true. I have to go back. If for no other reason, it will be because I became overloaded with ideas.
My take on the second and third pictures are somewhat different to you, but that comes as no surprise, as we all see things differently.
To me, there is interaction between the dancer and the statuettes. They seem to be looking at each other if albeit, obliquely.
In picture one. The characters in the frame are looking directly at the statue.
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Post by minniev » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 pm

pop511 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Visited the N.S.W. Art Gallery today, here in Sydney and enjoyed it immensely.
Unable to use flash, but that will come as no surprise. To use a tripod, you have to make an application.
Light level low, so kept my ISO to about 2000-2500 for most of the time.
Pictures were of course disbursed around the walls, but in one area, on the floor space in between there were statues of various sizes and styles.
If you look at pictures 2 and 3. The portrait is the same, but the statues differ.
Pic2 was taken from the right side and pic3 from the left.
Have fun;
ed
It’s always interesting to see how people photograph peoples looking at art. These are even more interesting because there are multiple kinds of art in the frames. I have usually been faced with no flash/no tripod so that doesn’t surprise me. Galleries and museums are one of the few places where I sometimes put the camera on Auto and let ‘er rip!

Thanks for an interesting contribution.
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Post by pop511 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:49 am

Maybe I should explain better what I saw
First three pictures;
I did not see a picture. I saw a window.
In the first window I saw the expression of the woman holding her hand up in surprise and disdain at the naked woman. The girl thinks it's funny and the boy couldn't care less, he's got his game for dinner
Windows on the next two. She is obviously dancing to impress the cherub and the naked man.
Me? I'm an interloper looking into their world.
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Post by Duck » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:19 pm

pop511 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:49 am
Maybe I should explain better what I saw
First three pictures;
I did not see a picture. I saw a window.
In the first window I saw the expression of the woman holding her hand up in surprise and disdain at the naked woman. The girl thinks it's funny and the boy couldn't care less, he's got his game for dinner
Windows on the next two. She is obviously dancing to impress the cherub and the naked man.
Me? I'm an interloper looking into their world.

I get it now. I am so used to seeing museum displays for just that, a display, that the concepts you saw went right over my head. Good for you, 'duh' for me. :D
Now that you have pointed it out, I can see the humor. Specially that first image.
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Post by pop511 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:43 pm

Duck. that's ok. It's the silliness in me I have to worry about.
You must have known she was dancing for the cherub. He's scratching his head in amazement :lol:
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Post by pop511 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:49 pm

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" Galleries and museums are one of the few places where I sometimes put the camera on Auto "
Never have and never will. It's like driving a car blindfolded.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 pm

nice shots, what a wonderful place to be. I love your "Harry Potter" viewpoint on the images - A place where the frame is but a portal between worlds.

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