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Sitting in the Mark Rothko gallery at Tate Modern. This chap just came and sat in front of me. Very nice of him, and he sat still too. Smile

You may have read that recently someone vandalised one of Rothko's paintings. They've now been moved from a beautifully dark, large room to a small, quite well lit room resulting in a complete lack of atmosphere. I used to love sitting in the big room and it was quite contemplative to rest amongst these large works, but now it's quite crowded and the paintings are too near so you don't get the feeling of space.

Thanks for looking.
Chris

I've uploaded V2 but I don't particularly like it. It was just a different view.
Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Dec 2012 - 1:39 PM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Mark and the Hood
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:4 Dec 2012 - 9:27 AM
Tags:Art, Black & white, Candid, General, Interior, London, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Tate
Votes:32
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:35 AM

Definitely V.1 for me, Chris. What an idiot, no respect for others, he probably didn't even realise you took a couple of photos of him, either. Carol

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 10:03 AM

V1 wins, definitely, but V2 works in a different way. In V1 the invisible face, the implied gaze dominate. V2 is much more about the relaxed hand.
Good use of the multiple upload facility, the two images do complement each other.
Moira

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 10:05 AM

what large hands you've got?....all the better........WinkGrinGrin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:00 AM

Dark stranger......Chris.
Ron.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33056 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:16 AM

Two images with hundreds of possible narratives in support.

Regards Nathan

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:03 PM

V1 is powerful, mysterious and intriguing, great B&W! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Last Modified By nonur at 4 Dec 2012 - 2:04 PM
taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:19 PM

I like to wear a hood as it works well to isolate me when I care to be --isolated--- from strong light, and other influences-- almost always choose a hooded garment when going out to photograph-- That said, it does seem that he was rude too you and anyone else in that room---- wonder if he was even looking at the paintings!?

Last Modified By taggart at 4 Dec 2012 - 2:20 PM
prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:44 PM

Beautiful angle

franken
franken e2 Member 113096 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:18 PM

Version 1 is really mysterious.

Ken

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:20 PM

Fine bit of journalistic photography, Chris. Think both work, but V1 gets my vote Wink
Trev Smile

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:58 PM

Hmm, what sinister looking images you've produced. I think I'd have gone. Well done on staying put and getting the pics!

David

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 5:09 PM

Well done you, I like them both Chris, nicely done!

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 5:55 PM

Eerie in a way - the hand is obviously the opposite hand - but here it almost looks disembodied - that guy is there to steal paintings!

Anne

Hop-A-Long
4 Dec 2012 - 7:55 PM

I like both images, they do portray quite a sinister character in an area you wouldn't expect to find him.

Andy

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 8:58 AM

He is a rather sinister figure. V1 works best for me.
Carole

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Dec 2012 - 4:49 PM

interesting write up too...

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 11:25 PM

A shady character well portrait!

pablophotographer

Mind blowing black and white image with grim mood.

Happy and bright New Year Chris

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