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  #78 Buildings
Entry 10 of 21
   
 
National Art Gallery Ottawa       ©2010 Lo
Panasonic DMC-ZS3       10th place, 46 points
1/200s, f4, ISO 80, 25mm, Landscape, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjusted perspective, cropped, enhanced shadows, resized for entry. The spider was part of the original photo.       Extra Info: I thought it would be interesting to photograph the Art Gallery through the giant sculpture of the spider that sits near the entrance.
 
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Mepo
Apr 13, 2010
    Jade. If you think that is a lot you should see inside. One room has a string running from one wall to the other - they paid a fortune for that too. Fortunately the rotten meat they purchased as art moved out of its own accord.

Jade O.
Apr 13, 2010
    Cr--! $3M. That's a lot of tax dollars.

dodrizzt
Apr 13, 2010
    Congrats on your TT Lo! yes, I was so astonished that I've checked google too, and even compared the statues side by side, they are so similar that at first sight I thought the Spider from Bilbao had travelled to Ottawa LOL :-D don't know how much it costed the Guggenheim one, but surely a closer price... it's really a sculpture that gives a lot of fun to people, and lots of pics to us happy shooters :-)

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Lo
Apr 12, 2010
    Thanks for the positive comments - it's always nice to hear them, especially when you are trying something new - at least, I thought it was new - but your shot of the spider at the Guggenheim was amazing, Billy. I had never seen it before. I too wanted to frame just the tower under the spider, but I thought it would be considered an architectural detail, and not on theme. I checked on the internet, and sure enough, it was the same artist that created both spiders, and we paid a whopping $3.2 Million for this one.

dodrizzt
Apr 12, 2010
    I had a very strong "deją vu" when I saw your pic, thinking on my own pic on the "architecture" challenge :-D :-D
(you can see it here: http://www.panachallenge.com/challenge/show_entry.php?entry=4020&challenge=58 )
Thinking on that, I would have been tempted to frame the pic just having the back crystal part of the building between the spider legs... but the whole building is interesting, so well done, and TT for me :-)

(Michael? Lo? ouch!! this is toooo difficult!!! :-D :-D )

Mepo
Apr 12, 2010
    Best shot of the gallery that I've seen.

boar76
Apr 12, 2010
    Great image...The spaider seems to eat the tower!

evaan
Apr 11, 2010
    You've probably heard this a million times already, but GREAT PERSPECTIVE. You took an ordinary shot and made it wonderful by shooting through the spider. Good eye! In my top three.

Lo
Apr 9, 2010
    You know, Forkcandles, I was so busy lopping off the spider's legs that I never even noticed the vapour trail - but you,re right, I could have easily taken it out. I don't know how tall your earwig is, but this sculpture is about 5 M high, so pretty easy to get underneath.

Jade - I had visions of taking the gallery at night, hopefully with a dark blue sky behind the lighted dome. I went back in the evening, and the dome was lit with red light - It looked awful!! Maybe with more arts funding we could hire some people with a bit more taste! Glad you liked the early morning shot ,
Edited on Apr 12, 2010

Jade O.
Apr 9, 2010
    Other than the sci-fi appeal, there is nothing about this angle that I like. But with the spider, I like everything about this angle. Innovative perspective on the Challenge theme.

(Or is this meant to be a politically motivated commentary on the politics of the present governing party and its approach to arts funding? Or is it more a view of the governing party's stance when confronted by traditional Canadian institutions - like the supremacy of parliament and the importance of Canadian cultural values like the public ownership of, and responsibility for, universal health care?)

forkcandles
Apr 9, 2010
    a good result, i have an earwig outside of my musuems and its too small to used in a similar fashion. maybe the jet trail could have been earased.
good use of the colours
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