Canon 5D Mark II, 14mm F/2.8, f/6.3, 1/15th, iso 1240
My wife and I visited the new Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento this week. The Crocker has been around since the turn of the last century, but they recently added a huge new facility, a very modern one.
Our main objective was to see a personal collection of Wayne Thiebaud. Wayne is an internationally known painter, and just turned 90! He is Sacramento's best known artist. I had never seen his works in person. Suffice to say I was pretty blown away.
I thought about him when blog commenter Cathy remarked that my aerial shot had a Thiebaud feel in this post.
Which is also how you feel when standing next to Mr. Big here! No, Mr. Big is not a Thiebaud piece. Some other fun artist. For shots like this, I put my camera down on the ground and just fire some shots, review my framing and adjust. I'm not getting down on the ground for this! I thought this one was kind of fun, and I like the other gallery viewer on the right for scale.
Click on the continue link or Mr. Big will smash you to bits! Actually, I'll show you a couple Thiebaud pieces...