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Singing Tubes

By surfinsurveyor
This is a close up/abstract of the sculpture of a giant aeolian harp, designed to resonate and sing with the wind without any electrical power or amplification. Vibrations in strings attached to some of the tubes are transferred through skins covering the tops, and projected down through the tubes towards the viewer standing beneath the arch. More information here - http://www.lukejerram.com/aeolus - where you can even have a listen. An earlier upload of mine shows the sculpture in full.

Tags: Wind Sculpture Specialist and abstract Tubes Harp

Voters: 213hardy, gareth01422, capto and 14 more


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capto Plus
4 4.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 11:11AM
What an intriguing image, particularly like the colour inside the tubes.

ivor

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 11:23AM
A wonderfully imaginative and well observed composition. Mike Oldfield and 'Tubular Bells' comes to mind straight away.

Regards Nathan
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 11:40AM
I'm so pleased to find that this is real, not digital art as I suspected from the thumbnail! It's a beautiful image, clean, bright, dynamic - and perfectly exposed. (Not an easy one, I think... )
I love the irregularity of the arrangement. This just sings out!
Moira
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 12:24PM
Excellent! Great image.................. sounds so eerie!
Diane
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 12:41PM
WOW! what a great image Keith, top notch.
Brian
Rawmazz Junior Member 4 41 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 1:12PM
Love it....Voted, wish I could vote twice..Smile

Quote:I'm so pleased to find that this is real, not digital art as I suspected from the thumbnail! It's a beautiful image, clean, bright, dynamic - and perfectly exposed. (Not an easy one, I think... )
I love the irregularity of the arrangement. This just sings out!
Moira



Moira said it so well . agree 100%

John
hi14ry 4 21 England
5 Dec 2012 3:07PM
Stunning image, very well seen! Grin
surfinsurveyor 9 697 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 5:00PM
Wow, thank-you everyone for your great comments and to mrswooybill (Moira) for the UA. Getting the exposure right was a bit tricky in bright sunlight as there was a huge risk of overexposing the highlights or loosing too much detail in the shadows. Ivor, the colour inside the tubes is grass reflected from below.

Thanks Nathan, I can assure you that the sculpture sounded nothing like as good as Mr Oldfields album TongueTongue. but fascinating none the less (or eerie as Diane has said). GrinGrin

Keith

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