Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Fan


When I was getting ready to take photos of this sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, a welder working on the roof started walking up the stairs.  He turned back and said, "That is my favorite statue, too."  I couldn't let his enthusiasm pass without putting him in the picture.  He looks happier than they do.

33 comments:

Steffe said...

That statue on the right sure looks a bit unhappy. Welding on the roof sounds like more fun. Hopefully we will see photos of that tomorrow!

Lowell said...

They look like some of my 8th grade students when I told them I was giving them a test! The guy in the background, at first, I thought was a bicyclist! Then my eyes focused and I saw I was wrong (for the first time in my life! Well, maybe the second)!

RuneE said...

I like the way you used selective focus. Better with a living smile than grumpiness set in stone :-)

PS Enjoyed the top element in your sidebar!

Luis Gomez said...

Love it Jack! Great capture.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is such a fun image!!! Love it!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like the statues are very disapproving of whoever is standing to your left.

Malyss said...

I absolutely Love this picture! Funny, great!the angry sculptures offer a fabulous contrast with the smiling guy!

PS/ Would you accept that I copy your button about "word verification free blog"?I like this idea!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love that cheery face between the two rather solemn ones Jack, good idea! I am really in favour of the 'no verification word' campaign!!

Sharon said...

He certainly does look happier. Maybe that's because he can get up a walk away.

Kate said...

Makes me laugh, even without your explanation. We all love art, and I love a good chuckle too.

VP said...

You got a great picture this way!

RedPat said...

He makes the shot special for sure Jack!

cieldequimper said...

They do look very unhappy and his happiness makes the photo so brilliant!

Halcyon said...

He certainly does look happier. Love this shot... you got him at just the right moment. :)

joo said...

It's a great composition Jack - happy man and two angry statues:)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

There may be a cheerful statue in the world but I can't recall having seen it - now there's a challemge for you!

Regina K said...

Jack, I don't know how you always get folks in your shots, it is fabulous I like those statues and the welder does add much to the shot.

Madge Bloom said...

What a fabulous shot! I just LOVE it!

Bruce Clark said...

I love this shot...great work, Jack.

Dianne said...

A wonderful moment in time Jack .... What a happy worker ..... I love those statues.

Virginia said...

SUPERB my friend. What a great shot and the focus is great as well.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Now that's clever. And only one of the three is having a good day.

Randy said...

Perfect timing!

Mo said...

Makes a lovley trio

EG Wow said...

I guess only one of them wanted their photo taken.

Karl said...

Perfect image with the selective focus, superbe.

Lorelle said...

Fun!

Lynette said...

So very cool, Jack, your photo and your inclusion of the statues' fan is superb!

As for your comment today, I believe your desire has been fulfilled. You shoulda heard my laughter'

Tash said...

That's outstanding! A handsome smiling welder is good for every body('s shot). And you managed to get the right focus. Usually I blow a photo op like that.

JM said...

Well done, Jack! What a very cool composition this is.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

This is a great portrait! So much contrast, tells a great story!

Cezar and Léia said...

He is a nice guy, so cool composition in your picture! :)
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

What a great photo. The selective focus is brilliant for it - as Tash says, I salute your quick-thinking. I'd no doubt either not have thought to do that or made a mess of it!