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Neon Mothers

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Challenge: Periodic Table II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Date: Dec 3, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2012

[Dec. 13th, 2012 11:18:19 PM]

This is a relatively new sculpture outside Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. It is 20' x 47' and it constantly revolves. I think one of the commenters thought I might have flipped the image for impact, but this shot was just when it was rotated away from me.

From the CMA website:
As the word “MOTHERS” spins overhead, directly in front of the museum’s main entrance, it becomes a glowing presence that is both celebratory and imposing. It had to be large, Creed [the artist] said, “because mothers always have to be bigger than you are” and because “it feels like mothers are the most important people in the world.”
If you're interested, here it is in action.

Place: 7 out of 54
Avg (all users): 6.2447
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.3438
Avg (non-participants): 6.1935
Views since voting: 914
Views during voting: 192
Votes: 94
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/03/2013 01:36:26 AM
I love one-legged people. Well, at least the ones who are created due to longish exposures. I especially like when you get just shoes. Excellent score and placement with a street photo! You really do score well in a variety of genres.
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12/14/2012 10:28:13 AM
good job!!! Congrats on TT
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12/14/2012 09:18:28 AM
Congrats on the top ten,still lovin' this.
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12/14/2012 01:52:35 AM
The combination of blur with the tack sharp background, and the monochrome, are stunning. Congrats on your continuing top ten and better streak.
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12/14/2012 01:19:29 AM
I got the artist's message immediately, because you photographed it well. Thanks.
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12/14/2012 12:03:14 AM
7th place! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2012 11:02:22 PM
Stands out in the challenge. I like it.
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12/13/2012 12:45:30 PM
compositionally, this is fantastic... the blurred figure in the foreground, the person to the left, the shadows, the dark glow - really just an excellent photograph.
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12/10/2012 10:09:01 PM
I don't usually think B/W when thinking of neon and I would love to see "Mothers" not in reverse. However, great detail and comp.
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12/10/2012 11:04:48 AM
Very nice b&w night shot.
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12/09/2012 10:54:51 PM
The deep shadows really make the sign pop.
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12/09/2012 02:40:22 PM
There is something really cool to that picture. First you made it much more interesting with the sign being backwards. Is the ghost like person under the sign one of the neon mothers? Maybe. Great b&w. Love the way the pavement looks. Well done. 9
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12/07/2012 12:11:47 PM
Gotta love this ,great stuff.
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