Friday, July 22, 2011

Lifted up to the Sun


Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico

This is one of the sculptures on the grounds of the Poeh Center near Santa Fe, New Mexico. I posted a picture of the adobe building here. There's also an explanation about the Native American center.
I didn't go inside but I had a great time taking pictures around the outside.
I'm not 100% sure but I think this work of art was created by Roxanne Swentzell.

This is my post for The Weekend in Black and White.

19 comments:

  1. Nice images James. I prefer the close up.

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  2. This is the kind of place where I can get lost for hours.

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  3. How glorious! The smooth surfaces of the sculpture seem to glow from within rather than without. The expression on the mother's face seems that of wonder and perhaps anguish, even fear, as to what might become of her baby in an uncertain future. And of course, the sparse placement of the hearty prickly spiky desert plants sprouting bravely from the parched sand. I love how you thought to photograph the sculpture threw the curly spindles!

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  4. In Italy, when a baby's born, we say that" he was given to the light"..
    This fabulous sculpture makes me think of it. I love those pictures, they're very strong, especially in B&W.

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  5. The close-up is wonderful. Tough shot in that sun!

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  6. It depicts part of the joy and part of the anxiety of having the responsibility of having a child. A beautiful take.

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  7. The top shot is the best, good framing. Nice texture in the sculpture.

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  8. Beautiful photos of a wonderful sculpture, James.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  9. Can't imagine these shots not in B/W and I don't need too! The tones and shading are so good.

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  10. WOW! How nice! :))

    Warm hug and have a great Sunday!

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  11. must put mexico on my list..

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  12. what an awesome piece of sculpture, and your capture of it is very fine indeed. love the way you composed the shots...especially the second one with the plant beside the sculpture. kudos. Genie

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  13. Bonjour James!
    I love the way you show us this sculpture, with the detail and then the whole image.It's also beautiful in b&w!
    Léia

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  14. Beautiful sculpture and special way of taking it.

    Lucy

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  15. I like these in bw, it gives a softness to the sculpture.
    Thank you so much for showing me how to increase the size of my images. I played around with it and I think I got it to work. My first goes up tomorrow. Thanks again for taking the time!!!

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  16. Wonderful black and white photos, especially I like the first one.

    Regards!

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  17. I love the first. Very fine shots indeed.

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