Friday, 15 June 2012

Mirror Effect

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I'm sneaking in one more San Francisco shot.
I like visiting museums and I like those that don't prohibit cameras best.

SFMOMA
Robert Bechtle
Potrero Hill, 1996

12 comments :

s.c said...

Great shot. That are the shots I like best. Is he looking out of a window of looking at a picture out of a window

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I like this shot a lot - the slight angle is very effective.

Virginia said...

Oh now that's a great one too!
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TheChieftess said...

Great capture Wayne!!!

CaT said...

me too!
most indeed do not allow cameras. such a disappointment.... and i dont really get why...

Kate said...

Lots going on in this photo. I, too, love museums that allow cameras. I have a running argument each year with my friends in Santa Fe re. the prohibition of cameras in their museums. So far, neither side have convinced the other of each preference.

Wayne said...

It's farcical for museums to ban cameras. I can go along with prohibiting cameras in special exhibitions but not in a general collection.

Everyone has a camera in their phone and it's impossible for any museum to prevent their use.

Ironically, some of the museums that ban cameras collect images made by photographers who would take the very images prohibited by the museum. Many museums are architectural landmarks in their own right and it's natural for people to want to photograph them.

National Galleries in Canada and the U.S. permit cameras while other much less significant galleries prohibit them. There are a mish-mash of policies.

Obviously, the banning of cameras bugs me. :-)

RedPat said...

Great pic! It bugs me too - it's not like you are going home to copy it and if no flash is used no damage occurs. I have heard many stories of craftspeople who have had pics of their work taken at shows and have then found repros of their work that have been made off-shore and are for sale at places like Walmart.

TheChieftess said...

I think it's the flash that they won't allow, more than the camera itself...the flash can be damaging to the work. There might be some proprietary concerns too, on the part of the artist, but I think it all started because of the automatic flash...

Paul in Powell River said...

Great shot Wayne! I like this a lot!

Nellies said...

ha ha, I like this one a lot, well seen Wayne! Have a great weekend.

Gunn said...

Inside and OUT!
Nice one!