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Maestro


In the hotel lobby where we stayed in Brussels, Belgium, last July, 2008,
stands a life-sized orchestra conductor caught in this ecstatic stance.
His entire tuxedo is made out of bits and pieces of violin instruments.


Maestro


In the hotel lobby where we stayed in Brussels, Belgium, last July, 2008,
stands a life-sized orchestra conductor caught in this ecstatic stance.
His entire tuxedo is made out of bits and pieces of violin instruments.


comments (43)

Very dramatic Ginnie, nicely presented.
Ginnie Hart: If you stood next to him, Les, you'd feel the same way. Thanks.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 00:53
Exceptional Ginnie smile and great POV.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you kindly, Bandoras. I stood there in awe of him!
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 6 Jul 2009, 01:05
this is just amazing and breath-taking...
Ginnie Hart: It actually was very breath-taking to stand next to him, Larry. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jul 2009, 02:21
Wonderful "up the nostrils" shot of this sculpture, Ginnie...easy to imagine myself staring up at ths piece.
Ginnie Hart: You would have loved him, Ray. His presence was palpable. Thanks.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 6 Jul 2009, 03:07
I LIKE THE TONE, THE SHEEN,THE BACKGROUND AND THE PERSPECTIVE! VERY GOOD GINNIE smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julian. He really was a joy to behold!
Wow, the tones and contrasts are spectacular Ginnie. The angle and framing really create a powerful composition. Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: As always, John, you sure know how to encourage me. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jul 2009, 05:37
The maestro capturing the maestro.........
Do I need to say more, we saw this together and were amazed by the beauty and fine lines the artist put in, when I look at this picture I hear music.
The colours are fabulous chosen.
Geweldige foto met een heleboel drama, prachtig licht, één van jouw betere foto's en je hebt er al zoveel.
Ginnie Hart: Woman! Thank you for your vote of confidence. I have to admit that this is one of my favorites as well. I feel like I can close my eyes and hear the music, too. Ontzettend bedankt, MLMAMV.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jul 2009, 05:52
I can see that Ginnie: a very creative idea
Ginnie Hart: The things artists come up with! It never ceases to amaze me, Chris. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • 6 Jul 2009, 06:18
Very unique statue. I like the angle of your shot.
Ginnie Hart: The artist sure felt it and knew how to pass it on, Sherri. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2009, 07:22
You have taken this from a great angle Musketeer, capturing the master at it's bestsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, lieve vriend. It was quite something to see in person!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 6 Jul 2009, 07:26
Wonderful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tony. I feel privileged to have seen it with mine own eyes.
Looks great Ginnie and what a clever idea to make him out of violin parts.
Ginnie Hart: The whole sculpture is quite amazing, Bernie. Thanks.
This looks a wonderful pice of work from what i see Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It is, indeed, Chad. The things you see in Brussels! smile
  • Brian
  • Here not there
  • 6 Jul 2009, 09:19
I love the finish
Ginnie Hart: You would have loved the entire sculpture, then, Brian! Thanks.
Your viewpoint and crop/composition certainly makes the most of his moment of passion.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mike. This was the "part" I was most in awe of! You could feel what he must have been feeling.
Beautifully strung together smile Am a big fan of ur tones, really superb.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Fotografa. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 6 Jul 2009, 10:41
Very dramatic and really well presented!
Ginnie Hart: If you were there next to him, Frida, you would have heard the orchestra! smile Thanks.
great sepia again Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal...again. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jul 2009, 11:13
Standing Ovation. really love the sepia toning here. Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, SAVO, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
Quite a unique capture Ginnie. Great angle!
Ginnie Hart: It was the one angle that was rapturous for me, Richard! smile Merci.
One image where the part is better than the whole I would think. Very well selected and presented Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree with your assessment, Brian. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 12:53
Love how you framed this. Very dramatic..indeed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marcie.
Amazing piece of work, Ginnie; You've done well to bring out the detail in this. Dod the scuplture have any significance to the hotel where you stayed?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. I'm not sure if the sculpture had any significance to the hotel. It was the Hilton and I didn't see anything else that seemed to match the theme. But then, I wasn't paying attention to that. Hmmmm. Now you've piqued my curiosity. smile
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 6 Jul 2009, 13:41
Fantastica perspectiva, las texturas que has logrado fotografiar son impresionantes.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Alex! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 6 Jul 2009, 13:48
Incredible Ginnie, like the perspektive .. makes it so special!!
Ginnie Hart: It really WAS special, Klaus! smile Danke.
  • david
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 14:51
such fabulous detailing and toning. excellent, ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear David!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jul 2009, 15:18
Oh yes, that is the statue of my cousin. You managed a great picture of him and he will be thrilled when I let him know about it.

PS. just kidding about the cousin.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I knew there was something vaguely familiar about him that I could never quite put my finger on! grin Thanks, Louis.
Such a strong confidence I see in his face, when looking from this angle. How clever with the tuxedo & the capture. Lovely Ginni, HC
Ginnie Hart: He was in another world altogether, HC! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 15:48
now that is a fitting tribute to the conductor.. it's a stunning piece of work! nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: It was the classic "out of body" pose, Rian. I loved it. Thanks.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 15:49
Its like someone breathed life into metal/stone. Violin music moves me like no other, its mesmerizing, to say the least.

Lovely capture. BTW did you take this image head on, from underneath?
Ginnie Hart: I feel the same way about violins. Mia! And yes, I did take this head on, almost at the same height. I may have stooped a bit because he was life-sized. Thanks, Mia.
Great dramatic angle Ginnie...but who is it??
Ginnie Hart: It beats me, Bill! I never once looked to see if there was a name plate. sad Next time I will pay attention! Thanks.
Wonderful tones...and a fine picture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Fantastic light and wonderful angle. Great eye!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ryan. It was such a delight to behold.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 6 Jul 2009, 19:32
Wow ! This is a masterpiece ! I love the perspective ... adds passion to the ecstatic stance !
Ginnie Hart: I can still feel it in my mind's eye, Namaki. It made a great impression on me! Merci.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 19:38
awesome shot. like the way you shot it from this kind of angle!
Ginnie Hart: I took several shots of this fella, Liang, and this was my favorite. I'm glad you like it. Thanks.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2009, 21:02
Wow very dramatic pose in this statue! I like the framing of this shot where we can imagine what the rest of the statue is doing based on the face.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you're right, Andy. You really CAN imagine the rest of the pose. His back was very arched! Thanks,
Wow, it's a wonderful sight ! Bravo Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Zeb!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 7 Jul 2009, 11:58
very different angle, must be a joy to see.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a joy to see, Aussie. Thanks.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 7 Jul 2009, 13:45
WOW, the camera angle on this has produced a beauty and the details are incredible Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Thomas. It was one of my favorite "finds" of all time!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2009, 16:35
Oh yes, an impressive statue and you caught just one of these moments "seligen Entzückens" (sorry, I don't find the English expression) -a kind of ecstasy, indeed!
As I recently listened to Sir Simon Rattle in Essen (I could look directly at his face and gestures while he was conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker) I saw him enraptured by the music, and on his face there glowed such an expression of childlike astonishment and enthousiasm as if he heard the music for the first time and wanted only to say "How beautiful!"
Ginnie Hart: "Enraptured by the music" is exactly what this sculpture shows, Philine. You said it exactly! Thank you.
I love the way the light is hitting. Super shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
so many great things you seem to find! You've got a great eye.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Heather. Thank you.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 9 Jul 2009, 17:49
très beau rendu.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie, for stopping by and commenting here!

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