Marianne Shine  

The Big Eraser by Marianne Shine

September 2020 - The Big Eraser

September 2020 - Marianne Shine


About the Image(s)

After a big remodeling of the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, FL inside and out, this giant eraser was at the entrance.

Also attached is the original, which I cropped, then added a "vivid filter." Many adjustments included decreasing brightness, light contrast, highlights, and saturation. Also increasing color contrast, exposure, brilliance, shadows, and temp/tint.

6.1 mm
1/800 @ f/2.8
ISO 400

7 comments posted

Gail McTaggart   Gail McTaggart
Great capture, Marianne. Something different.A great edit, makes it pop a bit more than the original.
It's a shame you couldn't crop out the bit at the bottom. There also appears to be a bit of noise in the image.   Posted: 09/13/2020 19:02:24
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Gail, I agree with both issues.   Posted: 09/13/2020 19:40:11

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I like the capture of this sculpture on a reflecting surface.
Comment: Should there be something in this shot to show the giant scale of this sculpture? Or not?
Observation: There seem to be many constructions of this piece by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. We have one here in Washington, DC at the National Gallery Sculpture Garden.   Posted: 09/15/2020 01:32:34
Samuel Lane   Samuel Lane
Thanks I knew I had seen this sculpture before but had not been to Palm Beach. Could not find a vantage point where I could get a good picture. At the time i was still trying to figure out how to use my camera.   Posted: 09/15/2020 08:40:19

Alec Chester   Alec Chester
Nice work! I like the color and the reflection. Great red and blue. I'm sure there was no way to capture the reflection without the bottom of the photo. I saw this at the Norton too and took a picture with a person to show the scale but couldn't come up with a good composition.   Posted: 09/15/2020 05:41:28

Matt Moses   Matt Moses
I definitely like the crop and the edits you've done. Thanks for sharing the before photo as it gives a good idea where you started from.
I don't really have any other comments other than quite the unique piece of art.   Posted: 09/22/2020 13:37:22

Dennis Zhang   Dennis Zhang
The key point of this image is the reflection. The idea is very good. My thought, lower the camera position so that the reflection line of the wall coincide with the that of the object.   Posted: 09/26/2020 10:46:24


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