Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Far from the maddening crowd .....!


Oh my gosh I hope I haven't 'talked it up' too much, you may be disappointed, but this image I just might be tempted to frame and hang, for me this shot says it all, if you're going to be dragged along to an art gallery at least find something that makes sense! This chap had wandered away from the mob around the corner oohing and aahing over a Picasso and had found a group of nude sketches to quietly contemplate, well you know where you are with a nude don't you! The tonal colours appeal to my eye, creams and browns always feel very calming don't you think? Have a peaceful Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....p.s. this must be the first single shot post I've done for ages haha!


45 comments:

  1. Ah yes, far from the madding crowds ignoble strife - couldn't agree more! And it is a picture well worth framing Grace, I like it very much.

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  2. Old chap is definitely having a wonderful time looking at all these nudes :-) Loved this shot. Great composition, Grace. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. I like his intense concentration on the subject at hand ;)

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  4. This one is priceless, Gracie!! Definitely a "framer"! Yep, love that concentration!! Hope your week is going well! Have fun!

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  5. I love such pictures... Photograph seing man seing art........
    Best regards,

    Pierre

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  6. I love it, and definitely frame-worthy! It pretty much sums up everything you described (picture worth a thousand words :) and then some...I've been in his shoes before, for sure!

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  7. bien vu cet homme captive par les photos

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  8. Es liegt halt immer im Auge des Betrachters, Kunst ist ja an sich zeitlos und somit auch frei einer Altersbeschränkung nach oben...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  9. I like this a lot. It reminds me of the photographer giants of old. Yes, by all means, frame it and hang it!

    The only thing is you could have enlarged it a bit so the nude sketches were a little more clear. I'm suffering from eye strain at the moment! :-)

    Just kidding!

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  10. This is a very nice image Grace.

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  11. Very nice shot Gracie

    Greetings, Joop

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  13. This definitely belongs in Wordless Wednesday Again! I mean, seriously, who needs words with this photo! A great one...and I can just imagine what he is thinking!

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  14. What a wonderful shot, Grace! And what a great title too. Now I'm thinking about Julie Christie. :-)

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  15. I never seem to escape the maddening crowd. Last Saturday, I was at a huge gallery opening for a group show my partner was in. I even saw the actor Jack Black standing behind me. If only I had the nerve to pull out my camera and photograph him.

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  16. You are a big photographer, dear Grace.
    A big hug from Italy.
    Erika

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  17. Wonderful photo, I can hear his grumbling about the other art work.

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  18. Ah! a quiet corner to contemplate .... soft creams and browns away from the maddening crowd ... He got it right.

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  19. Great picture, you caught the guy in a perfect pose!

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  20. Wonderful reminder, that it is the inside that counts. Yes, best shot.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  21. You're on safe ground, Grace, it's a keeper!

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  22. Love this moment! Take the time to contemplate what speaks to you! Beautiful!

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  23. You have a great eye to spot this great photo op.

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  24. A lovely stillness after the busy previous post!
    Yin & Yang - you do it ALL :-)


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  25. I have the same issue but sometimes one image is just right. You are right, of course, about the contemplative tone and the appeal of well-done nudes, but it's worth learning to appreciate Picasso, too.

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  26. This is awesome!!! No you are dead on.....this is picture perfect. Nice work here. He even kinda looks a little like Picasso:) This is a great pic because it's layered. 1. Comtemplation 2. The subject....art. 3. The Gentleman

    And then the interpretation.....timeless, looking back on life remembering times past.....etc etc....kudos!

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    1. Please ignore the typos:) I type so fast sometimes.

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  27. Just discovered your "days before"'s pictures . And I appreciate this one, yes, suddenly, a quiet small corner, something simple and therefore stronger..Great shot !

    PS: Grace, a small gift for you on my blog today!

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  28. The gent is totally absorbed. Yes, it is a brilliant photo!

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  29. Hmmm I got six months for 'contemplating' like that.....

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  30. you did it very well!
    It's an amazing photography!
    Léia

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  31. even the double pool of shadows is a delight in this image.

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  32. I can see why you like this shot. The simplicity of the tones and the subject matter are what makes it special. :)

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  33. Wonderful capture of the moment Grace.

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  34. even w/o your words that photo tells a story .. well done!!!!!!

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  35. I love this one so very much Mamma - fantastic shot

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  36. Oh yes Grace, this is well worth framing! Very nice!

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  37. A clever man. And a superb candid.

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  38. I don't wanna be all grammar Nazi, but it's "far from the madding crowd." :) And yeah, Gracie, I'd frame that sucker: it's BRILLIANT :) Epic. It's "that one." I was going to say I'd B&W it, but I actually like it...its hint of color speaks volumes...well done. Excellent capture...

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