Liverpool Walker Art Gallery


Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 23:09
Asked politely and was given permission to drag the tripod round the gallery today. The light was beautiful and the gallery empty, all on my lonesome (except for the models) but it was really enjoyable .

1/640 f1.4 100 (FA50mm 1.4)

1/40 f14 100 55 (DA18-55)

1/25 f22 100 31 (DA18-55)

1/25 f22 100 50 (FA50mm 1.4)


Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 08:55
Hi Robbie,

Very good photos mate.

No1 is both my most a least favorite, theres something a little erie about it I think. its a little scary and moody.

I do like the light in the marble on the fourth version as well

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Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 09:08
Good set.
No.3 for me, has a really nice quality to it (and slightly sinister).
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Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 09:32
There is a lovely quality in these images, serene and timeless.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 10:17
No. 4 is my favorite...the light brings an almost translucent feeling to the statues features


Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 10:47
No 4 is my favourite too, for the same reason as jospan states.

A gold star (or 2) to the gallery for letting you a) take photos and b) use a tripod.


Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 23:52
Thanks for the comments folks .

1 and 4 are of ‘Puck’, the mischievous sprite of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ by Harriet Hosmer (1859) - you can just see the wee devilish horns here.
This was so much a hit it brought her over $30000 - a fortune in the mid nineteenth century.
I'm always blown away at how they can reproduce the human form from inside their head into a block of marble so magnificently.

What I really like about the Walker gallery is everything is within reach, you can touch and feel the art, you feel so much closer to the artist - well I do anyway .

1/6 f22 100 50mm (FA50 f1.4)


Link Posted 07/02/2008 - 15:19
Lovely pictures indeed. The Walker is one of my favourite galleries but it must be one of the darkest galleries in the country! I dont know if you were lucky or I've just been incredibly unlucky when I've been there.

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Link Posted 07/02/2008 - 18:20
Cheers Ken.

The windows in the sculpture gallery are ESEasterlie facing, so I went early morning. I actually thought about this the day before and planned the trip. This is something I wouldn't have done a few months back, I'd have just turned up but thanks to the advice on this forum and reading up a bit I'm thinking that bit more and (hopefully) making better pictures.

Took me a long, long time but finally realised like most things in life it pays to give it some thought.
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