Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm

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Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm

Tammy Scott 3/9/2005 7:27:01 AM

What an awesome shot, James!! I love the composition and the lighting!!!! #223126

James Reininger 3/9/2005 7:36:09 AM

Hello Tammy,

Thank you for your comments. #1158888

Lori L. Thomas 3/9/2005 9:00:19 AM

Very interesting subject. Is this a real sculpture? I love the coloring. Did you use a sepia filter or is this just the warming colors of the time of day? Again very interesting. #1159170

James Reininger 3/9/2005 9:43:54 AM

Hello Lori,

Let me first say thank you for the nice comments. Yes, it is a real sculpture. It is very popular sculpture in the Minneapolis area. If I am correct it was given to Minneapolis by its sister city in Norway. The spoon was a logo for one Minneapolis's businesses (I believe Pillsbury), while the cherry was a symbol of the Norwegain city - Hence the pairing of the Cherry and Spoon. It about 20 feet high and about 30 feet long. On this night there was a snowstorm. The clouds were low and were reflecting the lights of Minneapolis. Because of this, I decided to use the "sunset" filter on my Nikon 3100 Coolpix camera. I find this feature good for picking up yellow and reds. Once I download the picture, I did adjust the photo to lighten it and add a little bit more red. #1159310

Lori L. Thomas 3/9/2005 2:04:30 PM

Thanks James. Again, WOW! #1159865

Nancy Grace Chen 4/22/2005 2:00:29 PM

How strange... and cool! I like the color, and good exposure. Congratulations on your win!

Nancy #1281814

Cathy Barrows 4/22/2005 2:33:17 PM

Congrats on your win!...very cool and I love the color tones #1281930

James Reininger 4/24/2005 12:58:56 PM

Hello Nancy and Cathy,

Thank you for the nice comments. #1287430

Leonard Pierce 4/24/2005 5:57:30 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win!!! #1287920

Patricia 6/9/2005 1:38:04 PM

While your photo is admirable, you've made a huge error. The sculpture is at the Walker Art Center, NOT the Warker. It would also be more professional if you credited the sculptor, Klaus Oldenburg as well. After all, if he hadn't created the sculpture in the first place, you wouldn't be taking photographs of it. #1451063

Lori Carlson 9/15/2005 5:48:53 PM

Great shot James! Congrats on this winner! I recognized this right away as I bought a post card of it when at the MN airport one day! Love the tones of this and your composition! :0) #1842752

James Reininger 9/15/2005 6:44:52 PM

Thank Lori for your nice comments.

James #1842957

Kathryn Mellor 9/19/2005 5:20:26 PM

James! really good shot. Only one question. Is Patricia an ex spouse or girlfriend or something!!!! Really PICKY response there!Great capture (even if your typing is lousy!) #1857118

James Reininger 9/20/2005 6:49:44 AM

Hello Kathryn, thank you for your nice comments. Patricia's response was kinda of a surprise. However, I noticed that there was no link to view her photos. I am assuming that she is a true critic. Someone with no talent, but someone who has a desire to trash other people's work. #1858990

Sharrie Thomas 9/21/2005 9:40:39 PM

Really Cool Shot!! Nice Work! #1865351

James Reininger 9/22/2005 12:10:35 PM

Hello Sharrie,

Thank you for your nice comments.

James #1867736

Tiffany A. Guyett 10/4/2005 8:19:55 PM

This is fantastic! Incredably creative and such detail! Congrats on the win, you earned it. #1918240

James Reininger 10/5/2005 6:20:21 AM

Thank you Tiffany for the nice comments.

James #1919461

Mary N C. Taitt 10/19/2005 6:50:06 AM

Very cool shot, congratulations. Mary :-) #1968908

James Reininger 10/19/2005 6:58:06 AM

Thank you Mary for your nice comments. I have had a lot of success with this one photo. It accounts for 25% of my sales at art shows. #1968928

Jen Lowrey 6/1/2006 5:57:43 AM

What a wonderful image! Congrats! Jen #2839955

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/30/2006 12:54:21 PM

Interesting and beautiful image! Well done and congrats! Thanks for the comment in my gallery on the butterfly! #3245634

James Reininger 8/31/2006 9:12:10 AM

Thank you Jen and Shelly for the nice comments. Jen - sorry for the late response - I must have missed the notice. #3249818

Ivan Chacon 11/5/2006 3:04:53 PM

Amazing James! :) #3549532

James Reininger 11/6/2006 7:48:31 AM

Thank you Ivan for the nice comment. #3552453

Niky Sama 9/4/2007 8:54:22 AM

this is great I love it you well deserve the winning pin ;) #4745208

James Reininger 9/4/2007 9:21:50 AM

Hello Niky, Thank you for the nice comments. #4745302

Sabah Enam 10/2/2007 10:57:51 AM

excellent picture!! #4873773

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 12/24/2007 10:52:24 AM

Cool colors and an excelent Win ... Congratulations, James ...

................................. Steve #5249881

James Reininger 12/24/2007 10:59:33 AM

Thank you Hurk for the nice comments. #5249903

May K. Vokaty 7/9/2008 3:42:29 PM

Fabulous shot! #6160373

James Reininger 7/9/2008 4:08:51 PM

Thank you May for the nice comment. #6160452

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 3:19:58 PM

What a great shot and the sunset filter was a wonderful choice! I love the warm color and the way the sculpture frames the beautiful architecture and lights. You have a great gallery. I'm really enjoying browsing through it! #6192435

James Reininger 7/21/2008 9:09:44 AM

Thank you Jean for the nice comments. #6205270

Inge S. Lasmana 7/24/2008 10:00:07 AM

Amazing POV with beautiful colors and composition!Congratulations on your win, James! #6225790

James Reininger 7/24/2008 10:03:12 AM

Thank you Inge for the nice comments. #6225802

Yulianto Soeroso 8/19/2008 11:41:23 PM

nice shot and congratetulate for winner the amazing shot and composition #6335365

James Reininger 8/20/2008 8:15:21 AM

Thank you Yulianto for your nice comments. #6336984

Sirsendu Gayen 11/17/2008 9:43:24 AM

Wonderful creative image and big congratulations on this beautiful win. #6766308

James Reininger 11/17/2008 11:14:07 AM

Thank you for Sirendu for the nice comments. #6766599

Rebecca K. Lefferts 11/19/2008 9:35:52 PM

WOW!!! Amazing shot! I love it, the colors and composition are lovely. Congrats- you sure deserve it! #6777588

James Reininger 11/20/2008 7:43:14 AM

Thank you Rebecca for the nice comment. #6779474

Nadine A. Lewis 11/21/2008 11:24:49 AM

AWESOME image, James...I can see why it won! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #6785473

James Reininger 11/21/2008 11:36:29 AM

Thank you Nadine for the nice comments. #6785499

Carol Sawyer 12/1/2008 4:34:50 AM

Congratulations, James!! #6833385

James Reininger 12/1/2008 7:26:41 AM

Thank you Carol for the nice comment. #6834089

Barbara Waldoch 12/28/2008 5:39:41 PM

Wonderful shot, James! #6951513

James Reininger 12/28/2008 5:50:40 PM

Thank you Barbara for the nice comments. #6951545

Kay Beausoleil 2/24/2009 5:21:56 PM

How clever of you to do this with snow, James -- it really makes the difference in this superb image. #7210542

James Reininger 2/25/2009 9:11:57 AM

Thank you Kay for the nice comments. #7213712

David A. Simons 6/5/2009 4:29:29 PM

Excellent work, James and congratulations. #7601239

James Reininger 6/8/2009 12:55:43 PM

Thank you David for the nice comment. #7609437

Wm Nosal 6/30/2009 5:20:36 PM

COOL SHOT! #7694513

James Reininger 7/14/2009 9:39:28 AM

Thanks again WM! #7738356

Judy V. Kennamer 10/31/2009 4:49:54 AM

Beautiful capture James!!!! #8090407

James Reininger 10/31/2009 9:57:52 AM

Thank you Judy for the nice comment. #8091069

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Warker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Uploaded on 3/9/2005 7:19:21 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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