The Viewer

By SlowSong
Carrying on with my visit to Tate Modern. Taken from inside the Klein exhibition gallery through a gap in the walls, and V2 is just a view of a wall and a couple of people. I think I've scraped the bottom of barrel with this trip now so hopefully I'll have something different soon.

It's our nativity service this afternoon at the riding school but despite my lobbying frantically to help out on the mulled wine stall I'm on teas and coffees again. Those wine women guard their pitches with corsets of iron. Grin

Thanks for popping by.

Tags: Photo journalism General Candid Black and white Interiors Portraits and people

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Dec 2012 10:56AM
They all look rather bemused by what they are looking at, Chris, especially V.1. Smile Carol

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
9 Dec 2012 11:01AM
Nice V1...............GrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 11:10AM
I like the reflection in V2. But V1 is the composition. Beautifully balanced, three-dimensional geometry, different planes interacting. The painting in the background is almost like an additional room opening up. Plus that seated man's wonderful pose.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 11:34AM
Superb comp in V1.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 11:51AM
The balance in V2 is most appealing. I wish people - especially the younger generation - would learn to stifle their yawns for the benefit of us oldies who lack sleep!

V1 is excellent: it has echoes of Ken's street photographs with people passing by advertising posters and mannequins, with the added dimension of the architectural frame. It is as if we were looking into one of those receding-mirror images, with the difference that each recession is not identical but different. That's my understanding at least.


lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Dec 2012 11:55AM
Two great captures. I like the converging lines of the frames in v2
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Dec 2012 11:56AM
Thank you so much Moira. I think I'll hire you as my editor as you seem to see things that have passed me by. I just snap away.
Unexpected and very welcome. Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Dec 2012 12:45PM
Two great viewpoints and captures, Chris - I like how you've got the viewers reflections caught in the centre hanging picture. Like 'em both though, so half a vote for each Wink
Hope you enjoy your nativity service - though sounds like you won't be getting tipsy on the mulled wine! Grin
Trev Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 12:50PM
Two superbly different images each with many unique sell points and the opportunity for dim wits like me to try and come up with suitable anecdotes in my spare time. "I really must get out more~"

Superb photography

Regards Nathan
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Dec 2012 1:26PM
Hmmmm--- not seeing anything that resembles Rothko here---

Interesting angles and views, I like v1 best!
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
9 Dec 2012 1:34PM
great composition in V1 Chris, really like it. and fantastic reflection in v2

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 2:30PM
Both are superb Chris!

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 4:11PM
Excellent photography dare I say almost commercial .
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
9 Dec 2012 4:47PM
interesting set!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Dec 2012 5:51PM
Wow, thank you Ken and Rob. I'm so surprised this has gone down so well and so very pleased to receive your UAs. Smile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 8:02PM
Great work Chris, V1 for me I love the layers in this image, walking us through the scene and into picture in the background. Wonderful.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Dec 2012 8:43PM
V1 for me - added depth from the picture behind the seated man - almost a tunnel effect.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
9 Dec 2012 10:57PM
Deserving of your awards Chris, excellent!!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Dec 2012 7:26AM
Great observational photography Chris and expertly processed. No 1 is truly outstanding.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 8:29AM
Superb images Chris and well composed and taken! (I'm hoping to go to this exhibition tomorrow afternoon.)
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 Dec 2012 9:12AM
Thank you very much to Albert and Mark. Totally amazed at the response to this image. Smile

I hope you enjoy the exhibition Ann. Did you see the TV programme on Klein? It was so interesting. If you didn't you might find the actual exhibition rather more interesting than I did.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 9:44AM
Two brilliant shots, well spotted and captured

10 Dec 2012 5:52PM
I do love the way you see and compose your images Ann! I have enjoyed them! Hope the teas and coffees went well maybe mulled wine next year?
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
10 Dec 2012 8:10PM
Both of these are excellent Chris. Like them both, the reflection in v2 is what makes it special. But v1 is my pick of these two. Nice use of framing, and that display case made me look twice - at first I though it was an inset in the floor (we have one of those at a local museum!).

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 8:55PM
Have another UA from me. I hope I have already explained why - just sorry I'm so tardy Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 Dec 2012 10:04PM
Bill, this is outrageous. Grin Thank you.

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