Category Archives: PHOTO COMMENTARIES

Dramatic Views At The Museum

One of the advantages of having more gallery space available in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s historic 1904 original building is the ability to use multi-directional lighting to dramatically illuminate the sculpture pieces.

Reclining PanThis Reclining Pan was carved in the early 16th century from a reused marble fragment that had been part of a larger relief work from the Roman Imperial period. Some of the details from the earlier artist’s work can be seen on the back of the sculpture. (Which I forgot to photograph.)

Sculpture 1This early writer has to be a saint or evangelist. I forgot to read the descriptive copy block. But I’ll bet you anything the crudely carved animal at his feet has to be a devil or demon.

Caged Balls

 

This new sculpture piece always gives me pause whenever I walk into the museum. I call it Busted Balls, but one of these times I going to have to stop and read the story behind it.

And I don’t know why, but this display of Persian and Ottoman artifacts always brings out the adventuresome little boy in me.DSC08006

 

 

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NOTICED SOMETHING FUNNY AT THE MUSUEM TODAY

After spending two hours enjoying the cushy seats watching the opera yesterday, I spent some time walking through some of the first floor galleries I haven’t visited in a couple of years.  And I discovered chair … after chair … after chair …

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PHOTO COMMENTARY ON A REALLY GLOOMY DAY!

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE NAPPING OF A GLOOMY TUESDAY AFTERNOON!

Thinking about color …

I was really faced with a dilemma today with the Weekly Photo Challenge which was to post a photo showing the hue of me. My first choice was …OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The rainbow of free newsstands lining the streets … and from there I went on to ….

In the end, I decided to stick to the multitude of  blue hues in this photo!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In case you’re wondering, the basic white photo does have a  title …

REQUIEM FOR A FALLEN URINAL

Pick Pic Of The Weekend!

Since I enjoy sleeping in more than photography, I passed on the GOLDEN HOUR WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Instead I offer the tallest photo I’ve taken all week …DSCF0500

Sometime in the late 60s my mother planted six gladiola bulbs along the front fence. They have returned every year since. This year the individual leaves and flower stems are about 5-feet tall. Two of the tallest stems where so tall and heavy they were leaning horizontal. So I cut them off and brought them into the house. Hopefully all 20 flowers on the stem will open.

THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYES / TOTAL PICTURE

As I mentioned in today’s Weekly Photo Challenge, I bought a new camera and to become fully acquainted with all of its many functions and features I decided to spend the afternoon sitting the backyard under the shady trees just clicking away.

Here’s what I saw and photographed … if you run the cursor over the individual picture frames you’ll be able to read the captions. Click on the individual pictures for a bigger view.

And that’s how a spent the entire afternoon in back yard. Never did get to read my book. Hope you enjoyed the picture show though.

STILL MORE CURVES …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd if you weren’t able to photograph enough curves from the Gateway Arch, just visit the historic Old Courthouse the site of the Dred Scott trial which is right behind the Arch.

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PHOTO COMMENTARIES: KNOCK, KNOCK!

PHOTO COMMENTARIES are photos situations that inspire a comment or caption the minute you see them … even before you snap the shutter.


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KNOCK! KNOCK!