Sunday, 14 August 2011

Boy sitting

 (Photo taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ18)

I spent ages waiting, trying to isolate one of these seven figures - part of a Jaume Plensa installation 'Heart of Trees' (2007) at YSP - from the many visitors milling around.  Just as I was about to press the shutter, a couple of young boys ran into shot.  Isn't it frustrating when that happens?  But then when one of them suddenly sat down beside the figure, I had the picture I had been waiting for all along without knowing it!

I have posted more photos of the Jaume Plensa installations on my other blog.

12 comments:

  1. That's really a wonderful shot ! what a lucky coincidence ! Sponaneous shots are the bests !

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  2. You had the right moment indeed. Great shot.

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  3. This is brilliant! Worth the waiting, Jenny. Great shot!

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  4. I think you can expect to see that shot published. It combines the best of LIFE and Norman Rockwell traditions. Congratulations. Jim

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  5. You BET that was the right shot! Can't express it better than Wayfarin' Stranger!

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  6. Good idea to wait for the perfect moment! It was not the one you were expecting for, but an other one, even greater!

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  7. I agree...the little boys 'makes' the shot!

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  8. It is excellent, jennyfreckles. It reminds me of a photo I took about 30 years ago. I was in Yellowstone National Park, and there was a bench with a wooden life-sized carving of a cowboy sitting on it. I went into the store and planned to take a picture of it when I came out. When I walked out, a young man had taken a seat on the bench, and by coincidence this 20th century teenager had sat in precisely the same posture as the wooden cowboy. Click!

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  9. What a great capture Jenny. I love the statue. Have a good start to your week.

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  10. Beautiful! What a stroke of good luck.

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  11. OMGosh didn't that turn out great! ~Lili

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  12. Perfect -- and I love the pieces in this show.

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