Dragon Thing

Dragon

From Artprize 2013.  This was by no means the most impressive metal sculpture (it was part sculpture, part playground and part pyro-pandering) but I guess dumping large amounts of propane into the air and igniting it is worth something.  After all, I did take a picture.  I took a video too, but it did not turn out well.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, 1/200 sec shutter, f/10, ISO 400

Mantis

Mantis

From Artprize 2013.  I have a like of the large metal sculptures (when done skillfully and with enough detail to be impressive).

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, 1/15 sec shutter, f/16*, ISO 200

I only much later realized the depth of field on a wide angle lens is so huge that f/16 wasn’t even close to necessary.  f/5.6 would have sufficed so long as the focal point was beyond 3ft from me, which I’m pretty sure it was.

Art Prize 2011

Art Prize

This was from Artprize 2011.  I generally like the large metal sculpture entries – the seem to fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum ranging from a plethora of craft-prize entries to the upper end of insanely detailed 30′ wide pencil drawings that have been in the works for four years.  As in, there’s enough talent there for me to appreciate with a simple enough appeal that I don’t have to have an art history degree or magnifying glass to notice.  This one is a little simpler than most entries in that subset, but it seemed to go well with the background.

The picture shown is the composite of three exposures so all the colors are a bit hopped up at the expense of some detail.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, 1/100, 1/50 & 1/25 second shutter speed, /8.0, ISO 100