Friday, February 15, 2008

Day 47 : San Francisco Airport

This is amazing! This is artwork in the AIRPORT in San Francisco. I read somewhere about a person who came to the US from an impoverished area in India, landed at the airport, felt the air conditioning, drank clean water out of a fountain, looked around and said "You live in paradise and don't even know it!" I don't think anyone much noticed this statue, but after I started taking pictures of it, people started walking up to it and studying it. I should probably put the full photo up, but was particularly taken by the head, so wanted to post this.

I so hope I get a chance to visit San Francisco again, but in the meantime, I'll have to find "paradise" even in Grand Forks!

Shot in manual mode, ISO 400; hand held, exp 1/13, no flash, wb: shade, using my trusting 18-135 mm lens at 90 mm and f/5.6.

19 comments:

Becky said...

That is beautiful, Angela! Great colors and sharpness, and I think it's so cool how you drew people to it with your camera.

Scrapper88 said...

Wow!! Thats pretty cool!! I love the colors!

Jess said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! What's it made of?

cari said...

That is great and it is so sharp and crisp! Wonderful job!
cari

Jeanette said...

That is a very pretty statue. Great colors.

Nicole said...

Really cool colors and texture on that thing. Do you know what it's made with?

Kelly said...

That is so pretty. It is amazing that we walk by art each day and many of us never notice it. Glad you captured this and shared with us

Krystle said...

I love the colors! What a cool statue!

Amy said...

Awesome photo! I've flown in/out of SFO numerous times and love that airport, it's like a museum. My girls always want to get their early to have time to look around. They change the exhibits on a regular basis too, always something new and fun.

Gypsy Girl said...

Wow great color. What is it made of?

April said...

that looks so cool!!

Jodi said...

that is awesome! love how you can see the reflection of it too.

Kristina said...

I'm curious to see what the rest of it looked like! I noticed the refelction behind it--very cool!

Sharon said...

That's really cool! Looks like strips of paper.

Val said...

That thing is awesome! Is it made of paper?

Amanda said...

Holy Moly Angela. This totally rocks! At the airport. Wow...I haven't been to the Maine airport lately, but I bet it doesn't have anything quite like this.

pat said...

Oh my gosh, what an incredibly interesting statue! So much wonderful detail in it. Good for you for opening others' eyes to it.

Debbi said...

Wow - very cool! I wonder what it is made out of? The colors are really neat!

Ginnie said...

This is such an awesome shot! Love the colors... great job!