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Into the blue - part 10

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 22 July 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

I return to one of my favourite places - the skyspace at the National Gallery of Australia. This shot is from inside its pyramid like structure. The white (natural) light is from the inner chamber. I set up my tripod and got the shot shortly after sunset.

This work of art - Within without - is one of several skyspaces designed by James Turrell around the world.

You can see my earlier series on the skyspace here. This shot is a preview; and in a future series I hope to portray a little of the magic of the light spaces within this work of art.

Here, you see a glimpse into the inner chamber. The splash of water you can see on the path is the result of a careless visitor falling into the pool! The glassy calm soon returned to the surface of the pool, allowing me to get this shot.

Shot and fine tuned as RAW file – but no other processing.

NIKON D5000 10 second F/5.6 ISO 200 11 mm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A place of light and dark, mystery and hope. Very cool

22 Jul 2011 5:28am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

This is beautiful - all the different kinds of light and the simplicity of form and color ^^

22 Jul 2011 5:56am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A unique design!

22 Jul 2011 6:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

22 Jul 2011 6:09am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Beautiful light and dark, nice reflections!!

22 Jul 2011 6:14am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fabulous light at work here, super, Stephen.

22 Jul 2011 6:48am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful light.. 10 second exposure is perfect..

22 Jul 2011 7:36am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! it`s an artistic photography !

22 Jul 2011 7:40am

Z from Shanghai, China

It's a great pov to take the wonderful geometry and refelction..and the blue!

22 Jul 2011 8:04am

Elaine- from Vancouver, Canada

i'm loving this blue series and the lines in this is just so beautiful and minimalist!!

22 Jul 2011 10:38am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOOOW! it's really beautiful,
and interesting shot. :))

22 Jul 2011 10:46am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Highly abstract and graphic. lovely. Personally, to make it more abstract, I would crop the bottom to the top of the left water splotch. 4stars anyway! ^_^

22 Jul 2011 11:23am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful light and tones of blue. Well done Stephen!

22 Jul 2011 11:39am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful composition and excellent creative eye for photography. Beautiful! I like! A hug, Adela

22 Jul 2011 11:51am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

fabulous geometry ! tones, colors, light - perfect !

22 Jul 2011 12:16pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Guter Lichteinfall und perfekte Farben.

22 Jul 2011 12:30pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture with fabulous light and beautiful composition. Well captured and presented.

22 Jul 2011 12:31pm

tataray from france, France

Merveilleux , Entre obscurité et lumière.
Les couleurs sont belles)

22 Jul 2011 12:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just phenomenal, Stephen! Brilliant! Magnificent usage and perfect framing and perspective of colors, lines, reflections, hues and imagination...all rolled in to one image here. You are the creator of this magnificent piece. From your heart and mind and spirit comes this image to life....this is just fantastic! There aren't enough stars in the galaxy....

22 Jul 2011 12:44pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

this is wonderful Stephen, i'm in Canberra soon, dropping my swimmer son at the AIS for the day, i think i will be tempted to check this out for myself, thanks...

22 Jul 2011 1:04pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Your series is very creative. Nice use of shadows and lines.

22 Jul 2011 1:07pm

Suzanne from Naperville, United States

This is very creative, Stephen. I love the lines, angles, and shapes. The light coming in makes a very dramatic statement.

22 Jul 2011 1:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful feel to this shot Stephen! The water splashed onto the walkway is almost a work of art in itself! Well done! ;-)

22 Jul 2011 1:32pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Very beautiful shot!

22 Jul 2011 2:06pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Geometric lines. I like it.

22 Jul 2011 2:28pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

This is superb ! The game of blue ,black ,light and shadows is wonderful !

22 Jul 2011 2:36pm


It's a terrific capture of an awesome piece of work. The ambiance of the frame is incredible and really allows the beauty and drama of the piece to shine through.

22 Jul 2011 2:42pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel graqphsime et iamge moderne super compo

22 Jul 2011 2:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is a great exploration of color and light and shadow.

22 Jul 2011 3:37pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

This excellent photo should be hanging in the gallery there...so well composed!

22 Jul 2011 3:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Creative shot...nice shapes, colors, reflection and light!

22 Jul 2011 3:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful blue, white and brown. I like that glass like water.

22 Jul 2011 4:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An intriguing abstract of various shapes and colors. That reflection is like glass. Now where is that visitor???

22 Jul 2011 5:40pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Somehow reminds me of the Egyptian pyramids and seeing them crawling in those small spaces.
Love the bright white light however, worth crawling for. Nice deep cobalt blue, my favorite color !

22 Jul 2011 6:13pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellentes résonances bleues dans cette image à géométrie variable !

22 Jul 2011 7:05pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars : very graphic and beautiful

22 Jul 2011 7:10pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very very well done, Stephen. You've produced a beautiful work of art here!

22 Jul 2011 8:58pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Ha! That poor chap.

This building itself is like a piece of art!
Very abstract.
Excellent shot.

22 Jul 2011 10:57pm

Fitr from Rhode Island, United States

well done, i love the blues and the reflection!

23 Jul 2011 1:04am

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

J'aime beaucoup et suis touché par la beauté des formes et des couleurs ainsi que du clair obscur.

23 Jul 2011 3:56am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I think the splash of water really adds to the shot.

23 Jul 2011 5:03am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful. Wonderful composition. Great capture of colours, light and shadow. Love it :)

23 Jul 2011 3:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very appealing and graphic frame, wonderful shapes, colours and tones!

23 Jul 2011 3:48pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

i like very much these simple lines

24 Jul 2011 8:10pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


25 Jul 2011 7:06am

10 second
ISO 200
11 mm