Michelangelo carved an impressive statue of David out of marble. It's imposing, awesome, and well worth a stop if you are in Florence, Italy.Read More
I enjoy checking out sculpture gardens - they are often a great place for interesting photographs. My visit last week to Minneapolis confirmed it - this crazy (and large!) sculpture of a spoon with a cherry on it is awesome!Read More
Well, that may be the longest title yet for my blog posts but it is accurate. I was in downtown Denver and got up early to wander, shoot and experience the sunrise, when I came across this huge rock sculpture at the Denver Public Library. It was impressive, whatever the heck it is. Anyways, the sunrise made for some excellent light in the sky, these were awesome clouds passing by and the cool morning air was brisk - in other words, it was a perfect morning! I am a big fan of shooting in the morning, especially in cities since most folks are not out and about yet. It gives me a sense of having a place all to myself.
I was walking around the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and found this large sculpture which was a group of all the basic numbers, 0-9. It was cool. I walked all around it and snapped off a few. They were arranged in seemingly random patterns. They were huge too! Anyways, I found it interesting.
You may have caught a glimpse of this magnificent work of art in a recent post of mine, but I thought it was fitting to make it the centerpiece this time around since I find it so interesting. This creation sits along The Embarcadero in San Francisco, near the Bay Bridge (which you can see in the distance). I think it is pretty cool, and it is definitely large when you are up close.
From the web: "Cupid's Span" by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, was built in 2003 along the Rincon Park area. Resembling Cupid's bow and arrow with the arrow implanted in the ground, the statue symbolizes the place where Tony Bennett "left his heart".
Using software to fix or enhance an image is standard practice. In this case, I didn't fix anything and you can argue that I didn't enhance anything either. But, I sure as heck made this shot look a whole lot different, and that's all this is about. It's fun to take something and make it look entirely different, especially when the initial image is bland, boring and uninteresting. So, I gave into the temptation of a few software programs, and this is the result. For the record, the rhino likes his new look...