Monthly Archives: September 2010
As promised, I have posted a new Nashville photos gallery on the Gallery page (see link below). Some of these are the result of quick shots with my G11 point-n-shoot. Others came from shoots that I did with my 40D. Several of the 40D shots were as a result of shoots that I have done on my birthday over the last couple of years (it has become a tradition for me to spend the day wandering around downtown just to see what I could come up with). Since my birthday is in January, spending all day wandering around downtown can be a challenge some years. Maybe I should do some place like Miami next year.
First of all, let me apologize to both of you who regularly follow my blog. I haven’t posted a blog entry for over a week because I was sent away to a Project Management Boot Camp. Yes, it was everything you would imagine. There were long days of lecture and workshops. And just to top it all off, there was plenty of obligatory fun. I should have blogged over the weekend, but I was trying to detox from an almost fatal dose of social interaction.
In all fairness, I did bring home quite a bit of valuable information. And I do appreciate, when forced to, that getting outside of your element has its benefits– even if it is a corporate function. But, I am quite pleased to be home.
Oh yeah, what does the photo have to do with this blog entry? Come on, both of you know that there’s not always a correlation. This image was captured at Stefansdom in Vienna. I have posted several images from this trip because it was quite a photogenic place. I hope to return there soon.
Thank you both for your support,
We just went to the Chihuly exhibits at the Frist Museum and Cheekwood. The works were pretty impressive in scale, volume and detail. Obviously a massive amount of effort went into these exhibits.
I must say that when I saw the documentary showing how the works were created, I had to rethink my impression of the solo artist involved in a herculean effort. Apparently Chihuly himself doesn’t do the hands-on labor anymore (after he lost vision in one eye). He produces drawings and two-dimensional abstractions using techniques reminiscent of Jackson Pollack. The final works were created by a very talented team of glassblowers interpreting his drawings/paintings. The coordination of the team is entertaining to watch. It’s almost like a band or a team of athletes playing together.
It was also rather fun to watch the people interacting with the artworks. The way the strong light rimmed the edges of the profile of this admirer caught my eye as much as the work itself. Even though you can see little more than the outline of this individual, you can sort of get a feel for the emotion of the interaction.
Happy Labor Day.
I enjoy just wandering the city streets and capturing life occurring “backstage.” This shot of a tender trans-species interaction is a case in point. I got several shots around St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) of the carriage horses and their drivers. Although I could probably tell you half-a-dozen things I would have done differently if I could have redone this shot, the moment captured (or the “gesture” as some photographers call it) made it one of my favorites of this series of photos.