1st Outing with G2- YIKES

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by digitalandfilm, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Either while placing the camera in my bag or when I put the strap on, I must have hit the AFS lever and it was sort of "between channels" (AFS/AFC) which my lens didn't like. So off I go- fat, dumb and happy, shooting like 20 shots all out of focus. Realized the problem (thought the lens died!) and got a few good shots. Many of these shots were at 1600 ISO. I also shot a few with the E-P2 and sort of salvaged the day...


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  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I think you came out with some gold and with a f*#@!d lens.:2thumbs:
  3. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    Nice series :smile: I was trying to find that creature on your 2dn picture on my trip to NYC this July, but I couldn't find it.

    PS: It seems that the year on your camera is wrong, all pictures appear to be taken one year ago ;) 
  4. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    oooh love the manhole cover
    tho it is one of my fav things to photo!
  5. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Yes- it is wrong. :eek: 
  6. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Seagrams Building, 52nd Street and Park Ave
  7. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Another Teddy Shot, with info:

    Theodore Roosevelt would be impressed. This week, Christie's in New York plans to set up a 20-ton bronze teddy-bear sculpture in a Park Avenue plaza—before auctioning it off next month for what the auction house expects will be more than $10 million.

    The 23-foot-tall, yellow "Untitled (Lamp/Bear)" depicts a plush yellow toy bear slumped against a drooping desk lamp, its button-shaped eyes wider than a typical coffee table and its 5-foot-wide lamp bulb wired to glow at night.

    The piece was created by Urs Fischer, a Swiss installation artist who has gained fame in contemporary art circles over the past decade by transforming quirky materials like food, mirrors and dirt into carnivalesque art. Mr. Fischer once used pieces of bread to build an Alpine cabin; in another series, he carved wax nudes and placed candles atop their heads so that, if lit, the figures would melt away. Last fall, one of these waxworks, "Untitled (Candle)," sold at Sotheby's for $1 million.

    The bear got its start six years ago when the artist asked a friend to sew him a stuffed-animal bear. He hired a Swiss company to take laser scans of the foot-tall toy before hiring a Shanghai foundry to cast three, outsized bronze versions of it leaning against a black, Bakelite lamp. The result is a piece that evokes the childhood nostalgia of "The Velveteen Rabbit" despite its high-tech fabrication.

    Hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen paid an undisclosed price for the blue version of this bear, and entrepreneur Adam Lindemann keeps his yellow version on the lawn outside his summer home in Montauk, N.Y. The final, yellow bear headed to auction now is being sold by real-estate investor Aby Rosen and Warhol dealer Alberto Mugrabi, who recently bought it from Christie's owner François Pinault.

    To install the work, Christie's deputy chairman Brett Gorvy said the auction house had to get six city permits and pay to reinforce the plaza floor outside Mr. Rosen's Seagram Building so it could withstand the heft of the bronze bear. Around 30 workers will be needed to help assemble the bear and its innards.

    "It feels a little bit like a Christo project," Mr. Gorvy said. "The fun hasn't just been the object but also the bureaucracy behind it." At the request of the artist, the bear will remain on public view at the site through September.

    The piece will be offered during the major spring auctions in New York, where rival Sotheby's expects to get at least $20 million for Jeff Koons's 1988 "Pink Panther," a 19-inch sculpture of a topless blonde hugging a porcelain version of the cartoon character.
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