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Photographer Avi   Avi   {Karma:70138}
Project N/A Camera Model Canon 400D
Categories Historical
Others
Film Format
Portfolio In the Museum
Lens Canon 28-80
Uploaded 10/31/2007 Film / Memory Type Digital
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 1347 Shutter 1/6s
Favorites Aperture f/8.0
Critiques 74 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City -  NYC
State - 
Country - United States   United States
About Taken in the Metropolitan Museuem of Arts, New York City.
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There are 74 Comments in 1 Pages
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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 2/3/2008
thanks my friend !!

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Virgis Dromantas Virgis Dromantas   {K:4212} 2/3/2008
I don't know why but I like it, Avi, well done!

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Elle Elle Elle Elle   {K:10958} 11/16/2007
a very artistic composition dear Avi,
like the grey tonality and the blurry effect very much,
so good that you didn't have the tripod, ;)))
cheers, mahassa

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/8/2007
It's an honour for me, Adam !!

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Adam Schiavone Adam Schiavone   {K:1215} 11/7/2007
Avi - the composition and contrast on this one are spectacular...

You have inspired me to make a trip to the art museum!!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/7/2007
Thanks for all your lovely comments, dear Winfried !!!

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win. ka win. ka   {K:3288} 11/6/2007
wow...excellent my friend...great image!

lg,
winfried ;)

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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 11/4/2007
Glad you liked that, Avi!

Nick

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/3/2007
Sincere thanks, Hercule !!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/3/2007
That, yes. :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/3/2007
That's what I was looking for. Thanks Pat.

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/3/2007
This is HILARIOUS !!!!!!!!.... oooohhhhh..

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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 11/3/2007
Oops!

Excuse me, I forgot the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fHAvrMrmwY

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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 11/3/2007
I'm glad you enjoyed that, Avi! I can only fall down to the floor because of laughing already when seeing their faces. alone the expectation is enough, I guess.

And yes that accent is "quoite diffrent, isn't it?" When I was learning English, back in Greece in the 70s, my teacher was... well very very British. And quite cockney too! At that time I thought that *this* was the only way to speak the language. Then I heard some people from the USA, and it was of course "a doorrr" and not " a dooah", and it was "my coffee" and not "moy coffee", and the like. I was completely frustrated! ;-)

As the time was passing by I got used and also use my self a rather "plain" accent that fits my own mouth best (greeklish! ;-)) - my teacher would kill me, if she could hear me now!

Have a look at this small video, perhaps, and listen carefully to Pete Townshend at about 1:00. "He hahhd the powah, to chaainge, the f****ing instrument". :-D

Cheeaahs!

Nick

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H P H P   {K:1372} 11/2/2007
another picture that draws me towards it. I feel like the little boy standing there. regards.

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John Melskens John Melskens   {K:-5433} 11/2/2007
Avi - sharper? I can't see that.... My eyes are getting old too, like me.... :-)
Sharpness is not so important. Feeling is more important. And this picture has feeling.

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ppdix  ppdix     {K:17069} 11/2/2007
Photoshop CS3. I think CS2 can do it too... Filter>Distort>Lens Correction

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
No, I meant, how do I do it ? I won't have you every time :)

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ppdix  ppdix     {K:17069} 11/2/2007
Here it is... fixed

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!.. I enjoyed that tremendously !!!! Of crse, I am a BIG fan of John Clease and Mike Palin and Terry Gilliam.. in fact, yesterday, I was watching 'Dial M for Murder' in tv, and I was telling my wife, how distinctly different the Brit accent is :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
OH MY GOD !!!!... :) :) .. I seriously don't have that kind of eye.

Okay, how do I fix this everytime ? I typically use the Image rotation with arbitrary angle in PS to straighten, but such abberations do remain almost always. Since I choose the angle myslef, and PS does not tell me if it IS actually straightened to perfection. What do you suggest, Pat, is the best way of doing this ?

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ppdix  ppdix     {K:17069} 11/2/2007
Look at this...

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distortion...


Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 11/2/2007
(Typical british cop in a cell, standing oproight, questioning the usual suspect, Avi!!!)

Hmmm, sooouu, she was llllooking at the laibl, intrested... igsoited.. commmpletly off this wooourrld.. for hours, you saiii sihhhr???!!

You mean.... ofter you gaive that poor kid the whisky carmels??

****************************************

Sorry my friend, Avi, I just can't resist that kind of comedy too - perhaps too much Monty Python's flying circus.

It has been almost clear to me that in this case you didn't directed anything. But only *almost* clear, and hence I thank you for making it absolutely clear. Well, we see here a very important thing, I guess. We should always keep an eye open for that moment that will never return. I think this is one of the main things in photography - it preserves somehow single moments for eternity.

All the best,

Nick

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
By 'crooked' did you meean that the photo has a tilt ? Or is it just the quality of the painting that you are refering to ?

Thanks :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
Thanks Richard !!

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ppdix  ppdix     {K:17069} 11/2/2007
The painting is just a tad crooked but the old-style feel and the asymmetric composition work greatly.

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Richard Marks Richard Marks   {K:3809} 11/2/2007
Very nice compostion, like it :-). The noise fit's perfectly and a nice color choice.
Richard

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
Thanks again, dear Gianes !!

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Gianes Ma Gianes Ma   {K:26069} 11/2/2007
Interesting situations. A very good image.
An excellet post work, great Avi,
G.

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
You know, interestingly, I had indeed given a name for this photo... 'We look up to you'.. but then changed it to make it go with the series. Thanks for your thoughtful words, Visar !!

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absynthius . absynthius .   {K:20748} 11/2/2007
Dear Avy, this is a great photo. Composition especially-- i love how all the elements are in some sort of balanced simerty of tones of B&W in a high contrast, and yet you have some sort of relation between the icon and the man standing (i don't know why i would want some more details in the face) and the YOU, the viewr, looking at this photo (if you have none around)- ... and, i think you should have come up with another name for it!
very effective work,
regards,
V.

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:171332} 11/2/2007
You're welcome, Avi!:)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
Thanks John !!! I only wish the photo was a bit sharper.. :(

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
Thanks Nick. Yes, she was indeed looking at the label, so it WAS good timing ! :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/2/2007
Thanks Shirley !!

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John Melskens John Melskens   {K:-5433} 11/1/2007
Avi - I love the composition. Maybe it is not classique, but who cares? The eye goed from the child to the Jesus figure, so there is a digonal and that gives a little tension to the pictures, which I like. The toning is very good too - nice atmosphere.

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Paolo Corradini Paolo Corradini   {K:59552} 11/1/2007
beautiful shot excelelnt tones added
cheers
paolo

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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 11/1/2007
The composition is just about perfect, Avi! Nothing superfluous and nothing missing. It is simple, strong, expressive - and suggestive too! Together with the exact timing - and I'll say in a few moments why I think that it was exact - it suggests the naive human that looks up, where to? To that nonexisting piece of religious imagination that creates the subject of glorification? The slight shake gives it an additional touch of the imaginative. Look at that guy coming out of the painting. Is that a painting? It rather looks like the darkness of unkown processes in ming that *generate* the whole idea of gods, demons and the like Disneyland.

Now on to why I think that the timing was exact too! Kids of that age usually do not have the patience and the interest to read the labels in museums. They run and jump from one peice of arts to the next. Even if you directed her to stand this way, I can't imagine that she did it without turning her head, or moving, or tranfering her own weight from one leg to the other. Perhaps I put to much interpretation not only on the image itself but also to the way it was created, but that's why I think that your timing was exact and thus great!

So we have all elements here. Composition, lighting, reduced sharpness (even if unwanted at shooting time), timing, everything works hand in hand here.

Perfect work.

Nick

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:171332} 11/1/2007
Normally I would critize the slight shake and blown hightlights, but in this case the slight blur and high contrast seem to add to the artistic atmosphere of this shot.

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/1/2007
Thanks, Dave !!!

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 11/1/2007
I like your composition, Avi! The inclusion of the girl is perfect.
Dave.

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 11/1/2007
Thanks VERY VERY much, Pablo !!

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Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 11/1/2007
Wonderful my friend...wonderful!!!

Pablo

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H L H L   {K:11377} 10/31/2007
I don't know what was your the interior light conditions seems you choose @ f8 thought was enough or more the enough light.....plus the manipulation after that will be inaccurate suggesting....personally Avi, 99% I shoot with out tripod, I will post more museums shots because I like them but none many photographers understand or appreciate great photography.
Harry

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Thanks Anindya-da. Debasish-er chhobi-tao dekhben. Ek-i jaygay tola - or-ta better hoyechhe. Ekta award-o peyechehe.

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Anindya Maity   {K:7880} 10/31/2007
Dramatic comp,beautiful tones,good use of the light.

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Thanks for the encouragement, Harry. But light was low here, I ahd to go as low as 1/6s, and with handheld, that does bring in a bit of shake. What's your advise on how BEST to handle it without a tripod ?

Peace,
Avi

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H L H L   {K:11377} 10/31/2007
Hi Avi! You did ok, since you told me shooting @ the museum
personally didn't seeing a tripod reason it's all about exposure and aperture comprehension, I have done few museum shots and I perfectly know why, also RAW will not be any help since you not in to fine art's type shooter, so experience...experience...will pay off! That’s my honest advice my friend:):)
Harry

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
About-e likhechhi dekh.. tripod allowed chhilo na. 1/6 sec-e handheld-e tola. Tai shake aache.

Human figure [bachcha meye, lok na :)] ta ashole painting-tar pashe otar name-tag ta dekhchhe.. hyan, otake clone out kore dewai jaay..

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soumya  soumya     {K:13087} 10/31/2007
bhalo composition. tone sundor.
shake aachhe.
dariye thaka lok tar mathar opor chouko sada jinis ta distracting. ota chokh tanchhe. clone out kore dile better hoy.

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
You are right, Gary. It was not intended. But I see what you mean.. that the picture can be interpreted that way.

Thanks my friend !!!!

Cheers !

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Gracias a mi querido Gustavo !!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
I am happy and honoured at the same time !!

Cheers, Leo !!!

And Happy Halloween !!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Thanks Uwe. Unfortunately, the museum authorities do not allow tripod on weekends. :(

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
jpeg. And I KNOW that you urged me to shoot in RAW. As did Doyle, and John (Melskens) and many other of my good friends. I WILL have to shift to RAW pretty soon. only that RAW means a little more investement :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Thanks Liz !! :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Very good observation, Stef. Thank you. And I promise, I WILL go back :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Yes, I have promised myself that I will go back on a weekday, with a tripod :)

Thanks !!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Thanks, my dear Edlira !!!

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
hanks Debu.. tobe Babloo-r ta better hoyechhe.. and deservingly recognised.

Met is a wonderful place, fyi.. NY-e ele bolish. :)

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
Thanks Ronny !!

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Billy Bloggs Billy Bloggs   {K:51043} 10/31/2007
I can read several messages in this image. For example, the girl seemingly entranced by something next to the huge central Jesus is suggestive of a society moving away from traditional religion/superstition etc Not sure that's what you intended Avi, but the fact that it makes me think so proves this image is a powerful work of art.
Regards, Gary

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Gustavo Scheverin Gustavo Scheverin   {K:164501} 10/31/2007
Muy buen encuadre, me gusta en B&W.
Bravo!

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Leo Régnier  Я£ Leo Régnier  Я£   {K:67696} 10/31/2007
I loved to much this picture dear Avi!! Goes to my faves...
And I'm very happy for the dedication too. Thanks my friend!!!
Leo

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Uwe Bachmann   {K:10222} 10/31/2007
the composition is very good, also the contrasts, tones and so on, no doubt. would like to see it without the blur.

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txules                                . txules  .   {K:62768} 10/31/2007
dear friend sharpness is over-rated, and this is a fine example of how a blurred image can be great; love the composition and blue tone here; what bothers me a bit is the girls white T-shirt, very overexposed, are you shooting in jps or raw mode?...cheers...jd

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Maja Š Maja Š   {K:17951} 10/31/2007
Excellent!!

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Liz Wallis Liz Wallis   {K:26133} 10/31/2007
The composition, tones and light are great...shame about the tripod thing, but under the circumstances, I think you did a great job Avi :)
Cheers
Liz

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Stef  Schulze Stef  Schulze   {K:3743} 10/31/2007
Hi Avi,

I like the composition. Everything works well, just too bad you couldnt use a tripod. Good tonal range as well. One little thing though(just my finicky self once again), it would have been even better if the little girl was looking up at the painting and not the plate next to it. Otherwise a very powerfull image and aptly titled. I hope you can go back with a tripod one day to retake it. Well Done !!!

Cheers,
Stef

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Claude Tenot   {K:9960} 10/31/2007
I've spent a great time in the met last year...congrats for this one...& for the composition...it should be a little more sharper (but with no tripod ?!?)

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Edlira Voges Edlira Voges   {K:6410} 10/31/2007
Very very dramatic composition!
I really like it dear Avi,
well done dear friend
E

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Debjit Ghosh Debjit Ghosh   {K:3494} 10/31/2007
excellent and very nice tones.

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Captain Demu  Potleg Captain Demu  Potleg   {K:1594} 10/31/2007
Excellent shot !! darun lagche..

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Avi  Avi     {K:70138} 10/31/2007
I also dedicate this to a very old friend of mine on UF. One whose monochrome shots, with high contrasts, tones, grains and play of light and shades has influenced me to a great extent.

This is for you, Leo !!

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