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Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4943 W: 320 N: 8497] (33444)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-26
Categories: Artwork, Event
Camera: Sony ILCE6300, sony 18-200mm - sel18200
Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-02-11 2:18
Viewed: 667
Points: 40
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Observation of an observation of an observation of paintings

We stay in museum Voorlinden at the exhibition of Rodney Graham. Not this time his life size triptych photographs, but a wall full of rather small paintings of the artist. This is not the work that made Graham well-known but I think it is a wise decision of the museum curators to add this works to the exhibition to give us a complete impression of this talented artist.
It was also an attractive moment and place to sit down for a moment to observe the painting and those who observed the painting. This also explained the low POV of the main picture.

■ Main picture: ◙ Observation of an Observation of the Observation of Paintings
■ Workshop 1: ◙ What about the Ladder
■ Workshop 2: ◙ Bermuda Pants and Short Pants

Make: SONY-ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-26 06:06
Metering Mode: Pattern

I add the dark frame to the picture to give the posts a screen format of 1920x1080 pixels
The idea is that, if you use the links in the text, you have a full screen image of the picture with the photo in the centre of a dark screen.
This works with the browsers and screens I use, but I’m not sure that everybody will have the same result.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12324 W: 126 N: 22230] (113175)
  • [2018-02-11 2:24]

Hi Rob,no needs to read the name of the autor of this post,i recognize immedialty your unmistakable style. A classic way to take pics from a museum,where it's nice the different way used by the visitors to watch the artoworks. A lot of small painting all in a white frame,it seems a shop for tourists of Greece...ehehe...interesting post and note as usual,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour, cher Rob,
Cela devient philosophique ces visites de musée !
“Il nous faut savoir regarder pour que la beauté naisse.”
Maintenant, l'art n'a pas de frontières.
J'aime toujours autant ta façon de présenter.

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ....
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima. Lep enterijer i umetnicke slike.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
A nice view and a moment, interesting and good text ....
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contrast, nice colors, nice moment with visitors. Beautiful interior and art paintings.
Good text on the used technique and the elements of the image.
I wish you a nice day, all the best.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14518 W: 0 N: 16410] (176325)
  • [2018-02-11 2:57]


encore une composiiton d'image parfaite deux dame qui regardent cette exposition ces tableaux quelle sècne et vue superbe
beau dimanche

Hello Rob,
Interesting juxtaposition between the two viewers; one lady prefers to view the paintings close-up, the other to regard them at a distance and take in the full perspective. Excellent light management resulting in finely rendered colours and detailing.

Hello Rob,
Yes, what about the ladder? That was the first question that entered my mind. It is part of the exhibition, isn't it? The paintings look interesting but maybe not revolutionary in style. Mainly they serve as an excellent backdrop to your studies of visitors and their dresses. In the main photo there is a good balance between the two women at different distances and with different ways of watching the art. I think all three photos could have done well as main uploads.
Kind regards,

Observing another observer...
That's how I'd name this scene.
All three photos from same spot are well renndered, we can even appreciate the hang paintings on the relative distant wall.
Good afternoon,

Ciao Rob, lovely composition with woman admiring beautiful artworks, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-02-11 8:28]

Witaj Rob!
Interesting scene observation of paintings from museum.
Curious frame and composition.
Excellent colors, light and sharpness.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2018-02-11 8:56]

Hallo Rob,
Mooi om deze twee dames voor de wand vol kunstwerken te zien. Door de POV is de voorste dame zo groot dat ze dat laddertje niet nodig lijkt te hebben om de bovenste werken te bekijken.

Hi Rob,

You have captured well the intensity of the women looking at the artwork. The point of view is showing the details of the artworks. The surrounding light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Rob,

It is so much fun to visit an art gallery when you have the capability of watching other visitors as well as enjoying observing the art.
I particularly like the main post where we can appreciate the different levels, the different participants and the display. Of course, we are imagining you, too, and your positioning for the best composition.

My warm regards,
Bev 😊

Hello Rob,
Good observed and captured. Perfect capture of this two visitors in art gallery.
Very good pov and layout. Nice soft light and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards

hello Rob
Une scène bien mise en valeur dans ce cadrage.
Belle luminosité et bonnes couleurs.
Bonne soirée

Ciao Rob
questa foto potrebbe creare dei dubbi, le due signore osservano le opere da due punti molto diversi, qual'è quello più giusto?
Probabilmente hanno ragione entrambe, ci vogliono dei punti di vista diversi per avere una opinione più dettagliata.
Bella serie di foto, cogli sempre l'emozione giusta.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-02-12 0:10]

Hello Rob,
Observation of the observation... funny title. It could be made further it you were observed by other person, for instance Lars. Nice display of the small paintings on the white wall. Pleasant all pictures.

KInd regrads Malgo

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3684 W: 0 N: 8616] (60509)
  • [2018-02-12 8:11]

You have a good eye for scenes in museums and painting galleries, very well observed and captured with a good sense of graphism
regards Ryszard

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-02-12 8:58]

Hello Rob,
nice the interior view of the exhibition room of the museum with the women on the foreground and the backdrop to are the two focal points of the scene.The paintings on the wall complete the whole scenery.


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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40161)
  • [2018-02-13 23:52]

Hi Rob

That's the way I visit exhibitions and museum: trying to make a link between the real life and the master pieces. Apparently, you stayed a long time at the same place to lok at the tourists behaviour
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-03-02 15:28]


I liked the colors of the paintings and the aspect of them, some are precious.
I liked a lot your compo. the two women in "different sizes" and the wall covered with paintings created a very beautiful compo. perfect and well done.

take care


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