Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm

© James Reininger

Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm

Uploaded: March 09, 2005


Warker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Tammy Scott level-classic March 09, 2005

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

James Reininger March 09, 2005

Hello Tammy,

Thank you for your comments. #1158888

Lori L. Thomas March 09, 2005

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 March 09, 2005

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 March 09, 2005

Thanks James. Again, WOW! #1159865

Nancy Grace Chen April 22, 2005

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

Nancy #1281814

Cathy Barrows April 22, 2005

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

James Reininger April 24, 2005

Hello Nancy and Cathy,

Thank you for the nice comments. #1287430

Leonard Pierce April 24, 2005

Congratulations on your Second Place win!!! #1287920

June 09, 2005

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 September 15, 2005

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 September 15, 2005

Thank Lori for your nice comments.

James #1842957

Kathryn Mellor September 19, 2005

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 September 20, 2005

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 September 21, 2005

Really Cool Shot!! Nice Work! #1865351

James Reininger September 22, 2005

Hello Sharrie,

Thank you for your nice comments.

James #1867736

Tiffany A. Guyett October 04, 2005

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

James Reininger October 05, 2005

Thank you Tiffany for the nice comments.

James #1919461

Mary N C. Taitt October 19, 2005

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

James Reininger October 19, 2005

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

June 01, 2006

What a wonderful image! Congrats! Jen #2839955

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 30, 2006

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

James Reininger August 31, 2006

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

Ivan Chacon November 05, 2006

Amazing James! :) #3549532

James Reininger November 06, 2006

Thank you Ivan for the nice comment. #3552453

Niky Sama September 04, 2007

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

James Reininger September 04, 2007

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

October 02, 2007

excellent picture!! #4873773

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett December 24, 2007

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

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

James Reininger December 24, 2007

Thank you Hurk for the nice comments. #5249903

May K. Vokaty July 09, 2008

Fabulous shot! #6160373

James Reininger July 09, 2008

Thank you May for the nice comment. #6160452

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

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 July 21, 2008

Thank you Jean for the nice comments. #6205270

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic July 24, 2008

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

James Reininger July 24, 2008

Thank you Inge for the nice comments. #6225802

Yulianto Soeroso August 19, 2008

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

James Reininger August 20, 2008

Thank you Yulianto for your nice comments. #6336984

Sirsendu Gayen November 17, 2008

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

James Reininger November 17, 2008

Thank you for Sirendu for the nice comments. #6766599

Rebecca K. Lefferts November 19, 2008

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

James Reininger November 20, 2008

Thank you Rebecca for the nice comment. #6779474

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic November 21, 2008

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

James Reininger November 21, 2008

Thank you Nadine for the nice comments. #6785499

Carol Sawyer December 01, 2008

Congratulations, James!! #6833385

James Reininger December 01, 2008

Thank you Carol for the nice comment. #6834089

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 28, 2008

Wonderful shot, James! #6951513

James Reininger December 28, 2008

Thank you Barbara for the nice comments. #6951545

Kay Beausoleil February 24, 2009

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

James Reininger February 25, 2009

Thank you Kay for the nice comments. #7213712

David A. Simons June 05, 2009

Excellent work, James and congratulations. #7601239

James Reininger June 08, 2009

Thank you David for the nice comment. #7609437

Wm Nosal June 30, 2009

COOL SHOT! #7694513

James Reininger July 14, 2009

Thanks again WM! #7738356

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 31, 2009

Beautiful capture James!!!! #8090407

James Reininger October 31, 2009

Thank you Judy for the nice comment. #8091069

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