The day the sun went in

© David Wilkinson

The day the sun went in

Uploaded: July 07, 2004 02:59:32


1/60th @ f4.5. ISO 400. Sigma 15 - 30 mm lens @ 15mm. Tripod used. Taken inside the main gallery of the Tate Modern, London. Straight out of the camera - no manipulation of any type.


Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic July 07, 2004

Talk about the "end of the world" scenario! A most amazing picture, David. #145426

Joy Brown July 07, 2004

Fantastic! #635030

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic July 07, 2004

To me so different, has so much mood and idea that it's a winner, David! #635167

July 07, 2004

that's a really cool photo! #635224

Sherri Conley July 07, 2004

This is an incredible image, Dave! It looks like it's straight out of a movie scene! #635912

Carolina K. Smith August 14, 2004

Congratulations, David! #707552

Susan T. Evans level-classic August 14, 2004

Congrats Dave! #709074

Isabel L August 15, 2004

Beautiful photograph David!! :) Congrats on getting 1st place. #711258

Dan Holm August 15, 2004

Congratulations, David!! Avesome shot!! #711348

Cathy Gregor August 15, 2004

Beautiful image, David. Congratulations!
-cathy #711570

Kristen McKain August 15, 2004

Congrats!! #711620

RICKY RIDDLE August 15, 2004

Great Photo Congrats. #711834

Donna R. Moratelli August 15, 2004

WOW!!!!!!!!! THIS IS VERY IMPRESSIVE! Congrats David! ~Donnarae #711907

Dolores Neilson August 15, 2004

David...I love this! MAny congratulations! But I don't understand it. Is it a reflection?? Or the sun through a transparent window...if that is the case, I don't see the panes. I don't understand this image....BUT IT'S AWESOME! #712188

John Wright August 15, 2004

Very interesting photo David and very futuristic... Nice work! #712256

Sue Johnston August 15, 2004

Congratulations David - an awesome and kind of eerie image with incredible colour! #712305

Nancy Grace Chen August 15, 2004

Wow... WOW. The first time I saw this I thought that it was Digital Art work. It's amazing that it's unaltered. Really incredible photo... otherworldly. The small people with their shadows at the bottom remind us of how small we are. Big congrats on your First Place winner!!

Nancy #712487

Sherri Conley August 15, 2004

Woo hoo!!! You've done it again, my friend! Congratulations on this superb image, Dave! #712510

Janet Detota August 15, 2004

Stunning image! Congratulations!! #712668

Teresa L. Bernard August 15, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved win! #713142

Evy Johansen level-classic August 15, 2004

Wow... Awesome image, David! Many congratulations! #713391

Pu Chen August 15, 2004

So dramatic and absolutely cool shot. congratulations, David! #713435

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 15, 2004

Very striking!! Well done, congratulations!! #713539

David Wilkinson August 16, 2004

Many many thanks for all your very kind comments. In response to Dolores and the other people who have sent me emails let me explain...
The exhibit was in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern in London. Basically the artist, Olafur Eliasson placed a massive mirror on the ceiling of the hall and then put a row of arc lights behind an very large semi circle of orange gel up against the mirror, giving the impression of the full sun. Into the hall, which is huge, he then pumped 'clouds' made up of sugar and water. What I found amazing was that people were lying down and 'sunning' themselves. Probably says more about the weather in the UK! If you look up the artist on the web I am sure you will find some more photos of the piece.


Robin L. Wehrman August 16, 2004

Congratulations David on this Magnificent image, and your first place win well deserved! #714079

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 16, 2004

Congratulations on your first place win Dave! -K #714088

Joy M. Holster August 16, 2004

Awesome shot! Congratulations. #714188

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic August 16, 2004

Big congrats from me:-) #715014

Kelly Heaton August 17, 2004

Congrats! Wonderful! #716585

Anita Taylor August 17, 2004

Incredible image! Congratulations on your win :) #718080

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe August 18, 2004

Bravisimo!! #718802

Kathleen R. Struckle August 26, 2004

Absolutely stunning!! Congrats.on you win!! #736506

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