Category Archives: Hamilton

Illumination

Foliage often photographs well when illuminated from behind.  These lotus leaves are no exception.  I find lotus leaves, blossoms and seed pods photogenic in any case. The lotus has great symbolic meaning in Buddhism. It involves the notion of rising … Continue reading

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John Ruppert: Pumpkins (1999)

This subject presents a typical “near-far” challenge. Technically it would be easy to have both pumpkins in sharp focus using a traditional view camera by simply tilting the front standard (lensboard) forward till both objects become sharp on the ground … Continue reading

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Photographing Art (POV)

I often enjoy walking around the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ.  The sculptures by Seward Johnson are always on display since his “atelier” is located there.  The bronze sculpture, Sailing the Seine (1999), is especially fascinating to me. One … Continue reading

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Movement

In this photo the people look like part of the sculpture.  Of course, the stones are static and the people are moving — or is it the other way around? “The Nine Muses” by Carlos Dorrien, 1990-97: Grounds for Sculpture, … Continue reading

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Stonework

“Space of Stones” is an interesting juxtaposition of fractured stones created by Magdalena Abakanowicz, 2002.  This reminds me of Stonehenge — although, in that analogy, the lintels would be missing. Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ Share this:

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Dorion

This sculpture involves planar crystalline forms used to create a more complex structure. The reflecting pool adds to the dramatic effect.  I like the rigid form of the sculpture contrasted with the fluid form of the person walking along side … Continue reading

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Picturing Art

It has been said, if you want to take an important picture, take a picture of an important person. I would add, if you want to create an artistic picture, try composing a picture of artwork detail you admire. This … Continue reading

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