At the Art Museum

Uploaded: October 15, 2012 04:30:10


This, and many other sculptures and fountains adorn the areas on and around the "Rocky Balboa" stairs at the front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This is a portion of the huge fountain that sits just in front of the famous stairway that leads up to the Museum's main entrance. It was shot (handheld) the night our photo club met up to shoot the Open Air Light Show (ended yesterday). You can see two faint search lights above the sculpture, and in the distance, the colorfully lit Comcast Building and the white-lit City Hall, two miles away, at the end of the Ben Franklin Parkway (the Art Museum is at the opposite end of the road).
Have to rush out of here for an appointment in Philadelphia. Will try to catch up this evening.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 6400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 34.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Michelle Alton October 15, 2012

This museum is about halfway between the Art Museum and City Hall, near Logan Square. It is the newly built Barnes Museum (Art Collection), which was relocated this year from its home in an old mansion in an urban area just outside Philadelphia. The roof features an amazingly lit "dome" (don't know what else to call it) which creates a shadowless environment in the rooms below, that makes the viewer feel as though he is viewing the art in a heavenly place. I had been to the old place twice, but yet have to get into the new one. Not to be missed if you are visiting Philadelphia.
The "Open Air" light show was in full force in the skies above Philadelphia on this October night.
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Michelle Alton October 15, 2012

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member since: 2/14/2008 Wonderful comp and great light on this shot, Michelle. Your exposure is fabulous on this one too.

10/15/2012 4:32:24 AM #10369977

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic October 15, 2012

Wonderful shots, Mickey! Love it!! #10370048

Connie J. Bagot October 15, 2012

Great capture Michelle! #10370132

Monnie Ryan October 15, 2012

Beautifully done (both of them)! #10370159

Lynne Morris October 15, 2012

Both images are fabulous Michelle. #10370250

Carol L. Fowler October 15, 2012

Beautiful night images- the spotlights show up the scene perfectly #10370446

Antonio Amen October 15, 2012

Great capture, beautiful. #10370499

Mike Clime October 15, 2012

Beautiful night shot and wonderful comp, Michelle! #10370533

Marilyn Cornwell October 15, 2012

It's great to see night images! THis is wonderful! #10370606

Anita Hogue October 15, 2012

A totally gorgeous night capture! #10370878

David Phalen October 15, 2012

Fantastic night shots!! #10371166

Brett Dolsen October 16, 2012

Wonderful night scenes and composition Michelle! #10371566

Emile Abbott level-classic October 17, 2012

Stunning night scene, Michelle. Great tones. #10373884

Joyce S. Court October 28, 2012

Fabulous handheld capture of a night scene. Love the buildngs in the background. #10387792

Carolyn McIntosh November 21, 2012

What a great night shot .. fabulous colour. Would love to visit this in person one day. #10428447

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