Category Archives: Grounds for Sculpture

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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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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