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Michael West

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5300 on: April 28, 2022, 06:46:19 pm »

Thanks for the comments gentlemen. Maybe one more ism than the other, but this whole thread has always included all kinds of abstracts, expressionism, and anything close enough.

JR

its quite a fine image regardless of what words are attached to it.

people of a "non photographic bent often ask me the What Do You Photograph..question and its quite staggering...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5301 on: April 28, 2022, 08:02:43 pm »

Fine shot, Chris.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5302 on: April 28, 2022, 11:07:07 pm »

Museum Facade (National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., 2014)

Fabulous Chris. Excellent us of use of bright sunlight to create shadow relief. This must be the work of Douglas Cardinal, the same one that designed the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5303 on: April 28, 2022, 11:25:35 pm »

Not as good or as or powerful as Chris' image, but one of these days I am going to clone and paste a black crow to this shot.

JR

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5304 on: April 29, 2022, 05:29:51 pm »

This must be the work of Douglas Cardinal, the same one that designed the Canadian Museum of Civilization [now the Canadian Museum of History].

Correct, along with many collaborators, and the two buildings have similar curvilinear elevations.  The architectural process is described in detail on the museum's website:

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Some basic parameters for the building structure were dictated by the 4.25-acre trapezoidal site, the building restrictions for the National Mall, and an active creek bed flowing below the site. These challenges were addressed initially by the design team of GBQC and Douglas Cardinal, Ltd., which included consultants Douglas Cardinal (Blackfoot), Johnpaul Jones (Cherokee/Choctaw), Donna House (Diné/Oneida), and Ramona Sakiestewa (Hopi).

The building’s distinctive curvilinear form, evoking a wind-sculpted rock formation, grew out of this early work, forming the basis for the architecture. Following this conceptual design work, the project was further developed by Jones, House, and Sakiestewa, along with the architecture firms Jones & Jones, SmithGroup in collaboration with Lou Weller (Caddo) and the Native American Design Collaborative, and Polshek Partnership Architects. This extended collaboration resulted in a building and site rich with imagery, connections to the earth, and layers of meaning. The building is aligned perfectly to the cardinal directions and the center point of the Capitol dome, and filled with details, colors, and textures that reflect the Native universe.

This is arguably the most difficult public building in Washington's "monumental core" to photograph.  It's impossible to get a good angle on the entire structure from street level and the rooftops of the few nearby buildings which offer an unobstructed view are off-limits to the general public.  You need to walk around it to get a sense of the entire structure, which is well-depicted in this graphic from the museum's website:




I used to work directly across the street from the museum, and watched it being constructed.  I've shot it from various angles, but the image I posted earlier in this thread, made in 2014, is my favorite.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5305 on: April 29, 2022, 09:26:35 pm »

Shot in a Church Parking lot

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5306 on: April 30, 2022, 07:25:14 am »

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Yes Chris the two structures are quite similar. See here:


And this fabulous church Cardinal designed:
http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/reddeer/
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5307 on: May 06, 2022, 09:38:38 am »

Vestibule
A natural stone abstract/painting? Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5308 on: May 06, 2022, 10:22:04 am »

Vestibule
A natural stone abstract/painting? Shot with a Samsung Galaxy S7.

Reminds me of petrified wood.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5309 on: May 06, 2022, 11:40:29 am »

Very nice colors and shapes/lines.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5310 on: May 06, 2022, 12:50:20 pm »

Thanks, gentlemen. I'll admit to modest enhancement :-[

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5311 on: May 06, 2022, 05:07:23 pm »

Definitely a winner.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5312 on: May 06, 2022, 06:25:03 pm »

Thanks, Eric.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5313 on: May 18, 2022, 10:48:03 pm »

I thought why not make this more "abstract" looking.

JR

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5314 on: May 19, 2022, 10:29:49 am »

I like that, John.
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« Reply #5315 on: May 19, 2022, 10:56:58 am »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5316 on: May 19, 2022, 08:20:38 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5317 on: May 21, 2022, 10:43:52 am »

Mysterious!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5318 on: May 22, 2022, 03:00:59 pm »

That looks to me like a Frambolius Bandersnatch (not to be confused with the Frumious Bandersnatch.)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #5319 on: May 22, 2022, 08:37:20 pm »

I tried a little ICM today. I can understand the appeal.
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