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Life Imitates Art

The Daily Post Challenge this week is Life Imitates Art, well I don’t have any picture of that.  What I do have how Art Imitates Life.

On a past visit to the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, New Jersey back in 2014 there was a scene of men playing chess. The features were so real even down to the varying colors on the palm of his hand.

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Hands of Chess Players

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Sudoku – A game I can not play

 

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(Photos have been re-edited as I have learned a bit more.)

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Thursday Throwback are pictures from June 3, 2014 that I took at the Grounds for Sculpture.

From a distance these sculptures could pass for real people, caught in a moment of time.

 

Click herehere, here, and yes here too to  see last year’s post.  My picture of Marilyn Monroe even made it in the local paper.

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Beauty to the Eyes

Chess anyone?

Here are a folks relaxing after a hard day of work playing a game of chess.  Check out Grounds for Sculpture.

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Chess anyone?

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Why is this setup next to the trash?

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Abstract Art?

Here are a few abstract sculptures that I saw at the Grounds for Sculpture.

What are your thoughts on Abstract Art? I wish that some artist would explain what the piece means to them and then maybe I could understand it a bit more.

The 1st and 4th piece I am not sure about.  The 2nd and 3rd one, I can imagine different stories about what they are or can be used for.

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What do you think?

Composition – Doorways

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Always open the door as a new and exciting adventure may await.

Composition – Framed

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In my basic photography class we also learned composition.  How to frame your subject so that the viewer’s eye is drawn to the area that you want.

At the sculpture Garden the artist framed these sculptures for us.

Grounds for Sculpture – 2

 

 

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Grounds for Sculpture – Marilyn Monroe

Went to the Grounds for Sculpture today working on my Basic Photography lesson.  This is an amazing place the sculptures are just beautiful!

I spent 2 hours there and did not see the entire collection.  Will be scheduling another trip real soon.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

 

 

Basic Photography Class 2 – Aperture

I ventured to the Grounds for Sculpture (aka Sculpture Garden) in Hamilton New Jersey for the first time.  The garden was beutiful.  I took over 400 pictures to put to use some of the things that I learned in my second class in basic photography.

The lesson this week was on Aperture  or F Stop.  When others tried to explain this to me it was hard to comprehend what they were talking about.  It was as if they were speaking another language and in actuality, they were.

Since I first got a Sony Alpha I have only used the preset settings and attempted to venture into manual but had no clue what I was doing or what effect I was attempting to create.  This class explained it rather simply.

The teachers first instruction was to read the section in the manual about aperture.  Although the manual was in layman’s terms, it was still like reading broken english.  I understood some and not quite others.

She made it even more simple and straight forward by explaining the higher your F top the less blur you will have.  The lower the F Stop the more blur you will have.

Our first assignment was to go out and play with the F Stop on the same image to see the change. Here are some of my subjects.

 

More sculpture pics to follow!

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