Saturday, August 4, 2012

MAM: EXTERNAL ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL

Although it was free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum that brought me there last Thursday, it was the Calatrava addition, which is always free of charge, that was the main attraction drawing me to the museum.  The brise soleil was extended, and it is always tempting to keep taking shots of the overall addition, as in the following.


As I have said before, it is the lines of the structure that are what draws the eye, so it is natural to convert most of the images into B&Ws, to emphasize those lines.  I did leave the following shot in color, perhaps because of the nice dark blue of the sky.  One of the defects in this shot is that the "mast" is partly in shadow.


This photo is made odder by the placement of the brise soleil at the bottom of the image.  This image is not cropped, so I am not sure why I composed this shot as I did.  It is possible that I wanted to avoid shadows lower down on the brise soleil.  I somehow like this shot, though, maybe because it is "different."

The rest of the shots are B&Ws.  A number emphasize the lines of the extended brise soleil against sky.




I don't want to say boring, but not great, frankly.

The following is a bit more interesting, as the sky appears dark behind the white brise soleil.


I have to admit that these shots don't mean much if one has not seen the overall structure of the Calatrava addition.  Maybe they would work as a collage.  Though I do like this last shot.

Finally, here is a shot of the southern pavilion of the addition.


A minor flaw in this shot is that there is a faint flare spot to the right of the center of the image.  The sun was to my back, and I think the spot came from light leaking into the camera through the eyepiece.

Taken with my Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 24-120 mm f/4 lens.

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