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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2022-05 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: May 20, 2022
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2022

Yes, this is Levitated Mass, which has made a prior appearance on DPC. This is the other side of the boulder, and while I think it's less interesting in terms of features, it's more expressive of the great weight I think a lot of us are feeling at the moment.

I love this piece - which was a hugely controversial purchase for the museum - because it causes people to behaving in completely counterintuitive ways; who the heck intentionally goes to stand under a 340-ton boulder? And take pictures of it??? The entire installation is elegant, brutalist, minimalist, outrageous. And to my eye, beautiful.

It's hard to really grasp it's enormity unless you're under or near it. But you can get a pretty good perspective of it's size and the size of the entire installation in this shot, taken from the "Death Star", a term the architect of L.A.'s latest House of Exaltation to the Biz - the Motion Picture Museum - despises.
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Place: 2 out of 38
Avg (all users): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 7.0769
Views since voting: 278
Views during voting: 64
Votes: 34
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/24/2022 01:08:15 PM
I should have commented sooner. Stunning image. The balance of perfect-for-the-scene sky and boulder is exquisite, and I love that the figure is dark/amorphous in the midst of all this ethereal light.
06/24/2022 03:15:24 AM
Wow! What a stunning installation. Being "expert", when I opened it I thought you had cleverly composed this image. Amazing colour range as well.The cloudy sky is perfect here (IMO).
06/23/2022 11:38:36 PM
powerful image! congrats!
06/23/2022 09:33:50 AM
Great, unique image.
06/22/2022 08:29:44 PM
What a fabulous image, Johanna!

It tied for the Blue in my voting.
06/22/2022 04:44:46 AM
A great pic for the times we are are living in!
06/22/2022 12:12:05 AM
I had a feeling this would be one of the winners when I saw it during voting. There’s something about its strength and minimalism that makes it so dynamic and beautiful! Congratulations!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2022 11:25:44 AM
Nice. Very well done.
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