Monday, February 11, 2013

NYC, looking good.....!


Where to go to keep cool in the city on a 41C degree day when there's so much going on that you don't know which way to turn!  For Aimee and I it was the Art Gallery. Once again the gallery has collaborated with MoMA in New York to bring us 'Picturing New York', a fine collection of photographs depicting iconic NYC, the work of over 90 artists, including one of my heroes, the late Henri Cartier-Bresson. Now here's the thing, this shot of 'the girl with the two shadows' (what's going on there?) is a little grainy, not so sharp, but does that make the content any less interesting? Many of the photo's hanging here in the gallery taken by well respected photographers were out of focus and quite abstract, but at the same time fabulous..what think you on that subject? She was studying one of my favourite images in the show (below), a photograph taken in 1964 by Garry Winogrand, brilliant! We have a bit of a heat wave ahead of us for the next few days in Perth, send some snow pleeeese!! Happy beginning of the week, take care and stay safe.....

29 comments:

  1. I love that bench shot too! I have another friend who is down there in Perth for another 2 or 3 weeks - glad he is having warm (hot) weather, unlike here.

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  2. Sounds like a perfect plan for a hot day Grace! Saves you having to run the AC at home. The double shadow is an intriguing shot isn't it?
    Stay cool!

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  3. Very interseting exhibition...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  4. I agree! Perfect plan for a hot day indeed, Grace!! Fun bench shot from NYC! And an intriguing shot it is with the double shadow -- someone with a camera, but where are they standing! I love it! Hope you have a great start for your week and stay cool!!

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  5. With A/C, I'd have stayed a very long time. Photography and NYC are two of my favourite things!

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  6. Have you got an extra sun down there? That would explain the 41 degrees and the two shadows. Snow forecast here for tomorrow morning - you can have some if you want...

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  7. Bella Exposure to escape those 41 º.
    We have about 12 º
    The girl with two shadows ... Magnificent.
    hugs

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  8. I would share the snow if I had some. Keep cool!

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  9. My favorite NYC museum (and one of my favorite photographers)! How lovely you and Aimee got to savor this, hopefully it helped take some edge off the heat:) It's so interesting, when you think of these legendary photographers, they were shooting on equipment that would be primitive by today's standards, and yet... Lovely captures (love the dual shadow).

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  10. Focus is overrated. At least that is what I always say if and when I make a mess of a photo. The double shadow looks cool.

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  11. I post photos to Flickr and I'm always looking at their daily selection of 500 photos in their coveted "Explore" group. You see everything there, out of focus, odd angles, shots toward the floor....everything. And most of these are from well respected photographers. Sharp focus isn't always the 'focus' of the photo! That photo you pictured above is so 60's! Brings back memories.

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  12. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Please have a good new week ahead.

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  13. This looks like a wonderful exhibit. Love Cartier-Bresson too.

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  14. Nice shot expressing a good afternoon



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    Honolulu is nearly 2,400 miles from it's nearest large neighbor of California.

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    Adelaide, South Australia: 1307 miles (2104 km), as the crow flies.
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  16. Excellent photo, I love to hear what she is thinking :) Got plenty of snow if you need snow--over 2' of the stuff.

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  17. But did they include any of Olivier's pictures?

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  18. I imagine that it must have been both fun and instructive to see how different photographers depicted the city.

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  19. New York is such a wonderful city to explore and photograph. A great way to spend a hot Summer Sunday.

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  20. I like the photo you choose your favorite, well didn't you received my snow, I had send lots to you!

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  21. How delightful...your photographs and the story as well. I fancy going to an exhibit like that.

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  22. What a great exhibition, I love that picture with the girls on a bench!
    Léia

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  23. i am not sure every thing always needs to be in perfect focus to make an interesting photo BUT i think you have to be 'known' to get away without having someone point it out ... ;)

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  24. You have to run your AC? I am so jealous!

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  25. I always enjoy photography exhibits. I continue to be in awe of amazing old photos taken back in the day using all manual settings (before digital) and capturing an excellent shot.

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  26. Forgive me, I do not really care about old grainy B&W pictures of some long-dead demi-god of photography, but your picture of the girl with the two shadows is superb!

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  28. I do like that photo she was looking at, Grace!

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