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Art, Not Suicide

Art, Not Suicide
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 730 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-07-11
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-21 2:45
Viewed: 1410
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This may look at first glance like a man about to leap to his death, but he is one of 31 iron and fiberglass statues that make up British artist Antony Gormley's art installation, "Event Horizon," which can be seen in and around Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District in New York. Some of the figures are at ground level while many others appear on the rooftops of various buildings and skyscrapers (some are so high up they are difficult to see from the ground). The artist says that the figures were cast from his own body.

I cropped, sharpened, increased contrast and converted to b&w.

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Hi Sandy,
It would have been nice post on WS the colored original for a comparison.
Anyway is a beautiful work, with a nice light and excellent crop.
I really enjoyed.

Ahhh Certainly would make a person take a second look wouldn't it? Nice BW work here Sandy! I see you are in your architectural mindset. I gotta find more time to process the mill pictures. This is super sharp, tones are well done!

The POV and composition are wonderful. I suspect that the B&W version is equal to if not superior to the color given the dark figure about to 'jump'. Your caption is elegant.

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