Monday, 15 August 2011

Walking the line

(Photo taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ18)
 
This is an installation called (bemusingly) '29 Palms' (2007) by Jaume Plensa, in one of the galleries at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP).  It is a 50 metre long curtain of hanging letters, which are apparently poems.  (At first I though it was 29 Psalms - but no).  Whatever its merits as art, it made an interesting study in light, shadow and perspective.   Please applaud my patience in standing here for what felt like hours, camera poised, waiting for the people to be in the right places.  All along the right-hand wall are smaller rooms that had pieces on display, so folk kept coming in and out of the doorways at random intervals and unexpectedly.  I found out long ago that patience is not my prime virtue and I am rather pleased I managed this!

17 comments:

  1. Stunning perspective. Your patience was rewarded as patience always is - eventually!

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  2. It's great! What a smashing idea, in any case your patience was rewarded.

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  3. your patience paid off. It is a remarkable shot of perspective.

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  4. Good perspective, know what you mean about trying to get the right figutes in the right place, worth the wait though.
    'Walk the Line'; classic Johnny Cash track.

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  5. Beautiful, Jenny. I know what you mean by lack of patience. That's why I don't do wildlife photography. But you certainly nailed this shot; well done! Jim

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  6. Gee, Jenny, if you used this now, I can't imagine what you will use on September 1 for the "perspective" theme. Nice.

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  7. I've been away for a couple weeks, but I'm glad for the chance to get back and try to catch up. I see you're keeping busy on your blog.

    Looked back over several of your recent posts and enjoyed them. Love your use of shadows in this one and your shots of the statues, especially the one with the boy in it.

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  8. Great shot! This show looks fabulous.

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  9. Two great pieces of art here. The hanging and your photograph. Perfect decision to use black and white. I'm sure it isn't connected in any way, but there is a desert town not too far from me named 29 Palms.

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  10. That is such a long corridor, I can't imagine how long the wait was for it to be completely clear! Great job on the patience. ~Lili

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  11. What a stunning shot. I love the effects of the light and shadows. Could you read any of the poems?

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  12. It's an outstandingly creative, arty shot! The overall effect is truly eye-catching, so well done!

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  13. A wonderful shot! I laud your patience!

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  14. I applaud you. This is an excellent composition. It pays to be patient, just look at the results. :)

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  15. Now you definitely made me want to visit the park. This is fantastic too!

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  16. Patience is a curious thing. I seem to have endless patience for some things, but don't, for instance, ask me to figure out a remote control or stand in a line. Wildlife photography would probably stretch my limits too (but I haven't tried). So,my long-winded point is, you may consider yourself impatient, yet here you prove that for that stellar shot, which you just knew this could, would, be, you have the patience needed to get it. Better not to label ourselves, say I. There are a ton of things to like about this image... the lines, the art, the perspective, the shadows... all great in b+w.

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