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People Watching, Kelvingrove Museum

People Watching, Kelvingrove Museum
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Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1927 W: 427 N: 7230] (29026)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-26
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
Exposure: 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-30 16:28
Viewed: 987
Points: 44
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This is the main entrance hall of Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which had undergone a major restoration shortly before I took this picture.

While it is wonderful to be able to study and admire the many art treasures here, including Salvador Dali's magnificent "Christ of Saint John of the Cross", sometimes you just need a little break - and what better way to do that than sit and do a little "people watching".

ISO 800, 1/125 sec at f/4.5, focal length 17mm.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15529 W: 0 N: 16878] (188510)
  • [2019-03-30 22:27]


quelle vue de cette galerie d'art fantastique vue et compo quel rendu sur le pavage avec ces carrés de couleur routes ces personnes qui se baladent ces tables et chaises et quel arches et vitrage en fond fantastique
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Combien de photos prises par jour à travers cette galerie ?
Il faut dire qu'elle ne manque pas de charme, d'importance et d'intérêt.
La mise en image est excellente et pleine de vie.
Bravo !
Très bonne journée.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2858 W: 1387 N: 3445] (42423)
  • [2019-03-31 0:01]

Hi John

I see a kind of Lowry painting. You can detail each person behaviour as they are not packed. I appreciate the illuminatd yellow sculpture at left and the 2 white ones on the balcony.
Have a nice sunday

Hi John,
Good photo about this in museum interior, nice architecture and great light well captured and managed, good effect also with all these people, tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13512 W: 125 N: 24156] (121047)
  • [2019-03-31 1:04]

Hi John,you have raison,it's interesting to go there to see the art treasures,but it's nice too to take a break watching the people,a lot of different things to do there as i can see,and obviouly the most important for me is a fast lunch at the bar..ahaha...great exposure and brightness and perfect choice of POV! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello John,
This is a truly brilliant photo. It is so sharp, so well exposed, and covers so much. But most of all it's great fun to watch it and discover all the interesting details found all over. And generally I love this kind of bird's eye view, which makes us see what is going on on the ground in a way that brings many surprises. This is a perfect combination of architecture and daily life.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
You seem to have found the ideal spot for people watching; more people than you can shake a stick at! You and we also have the benefit of being able to admire the beautiful architecture of the museum. I like this vertiginous point of view that embraces so much of interest. Very good light management despite the rather awkward conditions. Excellent colours and clarity. Thanks for sharing.

Hello John,

Oh my! What a lot you have managed to include in one photograph, all worthy of attention!
The colours and design are not what you would normally expect in a museum. Looking downwards, with the coffee shop delineated by temporary barriers, I got the impression of a modern station, yet you don't have donation boxes at such places!!
There are so many people to secretly scrutinise ... excellent!
Going upwards, the impression of a railway station is immediately dispelled. What beautiful architecture and, of course, people like you, observing those below them!
You have achieved excellent clarity and brightness.

Have a good Sunday,
Bev :-)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26241 W: 523 N: 44924] (191415)
  • [2019-03-31 5:28]

Hello John,

I thought an old interior of a church, but wonderful to look at,
I would also drink a cup of coffee in centre of the hall.
Real a lively picture with all the people.
Composition and presentation are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice Sunday,

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2809 W: 35 N: 5709] (30442)
  • [2019-03-31 5:47]

Hello John

Great wide view with fine opportunities for people watching and admiring the architecture. Good light too.


Ciao caro John, great POV on fantastic interior, excellent exposure, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day and new week
this is the main entrance hall
of Glasgow s art Gallery
this is a truly briallant photo
nice light management

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11641 W: 123 N: 29576] (139254)
  • [2019-04-01 0:12]

Hello John, Fantastic view of the interior of this museum in Glasgow. superb composition, brilliant observation. Of course, beautiful also Salvador Dali's painting. Why I haven't visited this museum? :(. I was in another one.
Magnificent building.

Have a nice week


Hello John, a wonderful picture so full of detail, and giving an excellent impression of the hustle and bustle of a busy and popular museum.
You managed the light extremely well; we can see from the floor how bright it was with shadows and lighter areas.
People watching is a great pastime, and here there are so many, all with their own stories.
You managed to get the full height of the hall in view and shows what a beautiful building this is.
We were there a while ago when the museum was being refurbished, so only got to see a small part, but I do remember seeing Dali’s painting, absolutely beautiful!
Regards Jean.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11127 W: 57 N: 19211] (71944)
  • [2019-04-01 1:45]

Hello John,
I remember this large hall from my visit to the museum, although that was before the renovation and I think the place was a lot darker then (or maybe that was just because of the rainy day). The rich details and ornaments are wonderful and also very nicely lit. The people add a lively mood and you were clearly not the only one taking pictures here.

Ciao John
Ottimo il tuo punto di ripresa, dall'alto si può ammirare il bellissimo gioco colorato del pavimento e la splendida architettura.

Hello John

Yes, people-watching is an important activity for a photographer! The architecture is extraordinary, the composition works well with the slight distortion of the wide-angle lens; but it's the throngs of people that give the image vitality.



Hello John
Only when I read where you took this beautiful photo did I remember that I also visited this museum once.
An attractive POV that allows us to take a good look at the visitors who visit the museum.
Excellent work
Have a nice day. Groet Rob

Hello John

Wow! What an amazing inside picture of this museum at Glasgow. Very fine composition a
Nd light management. I like the shot very much. Tfs.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John,
very successful view of this entrance hall, the light a bit tricky for the photographer, but you handled it very well, the long shadows on the floor contribute to the lively impression.

Hi John
Oh man...this just screams 8-16 mm lens! I could have so much fun here. With my 8mm lens everything would fit into the frame hahaha. What a visual this is, its shouting at the viewers "look at me look at me". First the checkered flooring catches our eye, then its the oversized window arches up top, then we start to enjoy more of the smaller intricate details. I wonder what the people are photographing on the left? hmmmm
great visual here, how could anyone not like this.

Hi John
Une prise parfaite tant du choix du POV, la lumière parfaite de haut en bas, les détails, riche architecture , magnifique les lustres, très belle réalisation
Bonne soirée

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