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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.

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

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
Shutter Speed:1/4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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
Variant - ReportVariant - Report


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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 Critique Team 8791 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1275 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.

cats_123 Plus Member 114376 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 Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:00 AM

Dark stranger......Chris.

NDODS Plus Member 54369 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:16 AM

Two images with hundreds of possible narratives in support.

Regards Nathan

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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 Plus Member 1146 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 Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:44 PM

Beautiful angle

franken Plus Member 133638 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:18 PM

Version 1 is really mysterious.


TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC 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 Plus Member 9RockArea 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!


marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 5:09 PM

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

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!


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.


CaroleS  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 8:58 AM

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

pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Dec 2012 - 4:49 PM

interesting write up too...

annettep38 Plus Member 4217 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 11:25 PM

A shady character well portrait!


Mind blowing black and white image with grim mood.

Happy and bright New Year Chris

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