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Skyspace

By Jasper87  
A skyspace is an architectural design in which a room, which is painted in a neutral color has a large hole in its ceiling which opens directly to the sky. The room, whose perimeter has benches, allows observers to look at the sky in such a way as though it were framed. LED lights which surround the hole can change colors to affect the viewer's perception of the sky.
The design is the work of American artist James Turrell. As of 2013 over 82 skypaces have been installed worldwide. This is the one in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.

The sign at the entrance said there may be queues for this exhibit! Had the place to myself and had great fun working different angles.

Iso 200, f13, 1/160 (for both images). No tripod again (left it in the car).

Dave

Tags: Ysp Specialist and abstract Skyspace

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
6 Jul 2013 7:56AM
Two fascinating images, Dave. Carol

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6 Jul 2013 7:58AM
Two very interesting images, Dave - you learn something new every day here on EPZ!

Richard
6 Jul 2013 8:03AM
Excellent Work Dave, fascinating stuff.

John Smile
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
6 Jul 2013 8:11AM
Fantastic Dave , really interesting and beautiful GrinGrin

Rod
6 Jul 2013 8:14AM
Interesting idea and beautifully captured Dave. Did you manage any meditation in this minimalist space?
I leave my tripod in the car so often I'm beginning to wonder why I take it with at all. A
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Very effective work Dave great angles.
Rob.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:19AM
Good use of shapes and angles. Well spotted and created. paul
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Two most attractive examples of blue-sky thinking. It's a couple of years since we last visited the YSP and you're doing a grand job of tempting us back there.
My tripod stays in the car boot when we're on holiday; otherwise it lives in the spare room. It does get used sometimes, though, honest!
Regards
Bill
6 Jul 2013 8:27AM
Excellent Dave, well spotted and captured,
Fred.
6 Jul 2013 8:27AM
Two stylish captures, Dave.

P.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:30AM

Quote:Two very interesting images, Dave - you learn something new every day here on EPZ!

Richard



My thought exactly! Great find Dave. Smile

Carol
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:33AM
It's modern, it's abstract and yet real life all at the same time, great concept and fantastically represented here.

Tish
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2013 8:43AM
What a brilliant concept! Never heard of skyscapes. Wonderfully shot both of these, Dave, and I love V2 for how the angle and corresponding distortion has diamonded the hole.

Andrew Smile
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
6 Jul 2013 8:48AM
Simply SUPERB, Dave. I love these wonderfully taken seamless works.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
6 Jul 2013 8:52AM
An interesting set of images Smile
NettaSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1629 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:53AM
V1 works better for me, it's simpler, better balanced, it conveys the relationship between the window and the light on the wall. I love this - and I want to go back to YSP...
Moira
CaroleS Plus
6 429 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:55AM
How intriguing. Makes for some lovely light and anglesSmile
Carole
6 Jul 2013 9:05AM
V1 is fabulous Dave.
....and sell the damn tripod- you'll take more pictures.
Quoise Plus
4 852 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 9:05AM
Well seen and taken! Smile
Has a touch of Surrealism.. V1 for me today ..prefer the balance..2 great representations..
6 Jul 2013 9:15AM
So you got there....
Hope you enjoyed it.
Now you will know why I said there was so much to see.
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 9:25AM
Version 1 for me Dave - brilliant!

Ken
6 Jul 2013 9:43AM
very unusual David but good none the less nice to see something different, however, Laddie 82 skypaces have been installed worldwide and you chose Yorkshire 2/10 see me Tongue
6 Jul 2013 9:45AM
Interesting text and interesting pictures.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Jul 2013 9:57AM
Amazing stuff this Dave !! Excellent Smile
6 Jul 2013 9:57AM
Wonderful to see! A great shot of this interesting concept .Might even see a tennis ball fly over !!! WinkHe won !!! Sunday will be a tough day !!! you never know !!!!!!!!
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 10:10AM
Magnificent Dave, I actually prefer v2, but both are terrific and unique.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
6 Jul 2013 10:59AM
Well I've never seen a skyscape before. How intriguing. Top shots.
But for those of us who never go anywhere perhaps we could construct our own in PS. It might catch on. Smile
6 Jul 2013 11:36AM
Intriguing composition
DixClix 8 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 12:14PM
What a super image and a brilliant idea! It looks such a peaceful and relaxing space. Your photographs are quite abstract but really make sense when you read your description. I would like to experience one of these "skyspaces".
Richard
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 12:14PM
Innovative, superbly captured and presented, Dave.

Ray
Irishkate Plus
6 40 107 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 12:20PM
Most interesting especially with the shadow included.
looks fascinating with the two angles you've chosen.
I can see this being addictive!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
6 Jul 2013 1:35PM
How fun, deciding on the pov. Great shots......Sandy
Now I`v seen everything! --- Fantastic , Dave ! ----- Jukka. GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 3:32PM
An amazing piece beautifully captured here. I really must make the effort to go there.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Jul 2013 4:43PM
Two great shots of this slightly surrealistic scene, Dave - think I go for V1 as my fave between the two...just! Wink
Trev Smile
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
6 Jul 2013 5:01PM
Intriguing and your interpretations are superb.
Joan.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 6:40PM
Great design, superb concept, brilliant photography.

Regards NathanGrin
capto Plus
5 4.5k 8 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 7:04PM
I'm constantly amazed at the things I learn on this site.Smile

ivor
6 Jul 2013 7:13PM
really interesting and unusual
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 9:31PM
Superb Dave - think slight preference for v2 for the shape you have managed to get on the sky but both brilliant.
Jason
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
7 Jul 2013 4:19AM
Your shots and commentary are both fascinating, Dave.
-=\Walter
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 8:01AM
What a great place and two fine angles. What I'd like in v2 is a minimalist crop just above the marble (?) wall. I can see lots of opportunities here.
Ann
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 8:13AM
PS hope the man flu has cleared up! Smile
BIGRY1 Plus
5 3 7 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:08AM
Fascinating pictures and description. A great find and a great pair of imagesGrin
Ryan
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jul 2013 11:35AM
Brilliant compositions Dave.
To paraphrase René Magritte:"This is not a sky" Wink
Rende
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:48AM
Huge statment here!
Love the sky view, the linear composition and the shadows are a bonus!
First class Dave! Grin
IB
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
8 Jul 2013 7:15AM
Excellent composition with the light

Peter
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:48AM
Different from you Dave...great quality shot, and can just imagine
you 'playing there'
Lillian
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
8 Jul 2013 8:55AM
I bet that looks great on a dull and dreary day Dave but then you would probably not have photographed it then.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:53AM
Shows the artist's concept really well, it needed the broken blue sky to contrast the walls in a photo. The patch of sunlight really completes the relationship between the room and the sky. Actually feels a bit prison-like to me; you can see the sky but you can't escape!
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
8 Jul 2013 2:18PM
Almost abstract Dave, love the concept and image !! Maggie's computer has a glich at the moment she will be back soon ( we hope )
Ron.
sable 8 9 7 England
8 Jul 2013 2:29PM
How unusual but hey they are two brilliant images - well spotted composed and captured - Elizabeth xx
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 4:48PM
Artistic and creative work, Dave, nice one, the exposure and processing has been handled very well.
Your friend,
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
8 Jul 2013 8:01PM
Arl tell thee lad it's allus grand tut see sky in't Yorkshire.

Reminds when I last had an eye test the Optician took me outside and asked me to look up at the sky, he asked what did I see , I told him the sun and he asked me, how far do you want to see!

Rock
8 Jul 2013 8:59PM
Wonderful composition, Dave!
George
8 Jul 2013 11:25PM
Excellent Dave,well spotted..Lin
9 Jul 2013 7:41AM
Cool design!Smile I will need to try to make something like that in my country home. I have even decided which room it should be in ...Wink
A very interesting couple of the photos, DaveSmile
Regards Valery
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 4:28PM
Yes I think I would have enjoyed trying out different compositions in this room too.
I particularly like v2
Helen
9 Jul 2013 5:31PM
Very interesting images Dave I like them bothSmileSmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Aug 2013 11:35PM
A wonderful example of blue sky thinking Dave, love them both

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