Cone Fixing Cylinder

Cone Fixing Cylinder

“Cone Fixing Cylinder” by Tom Otterness, one of my favorite sculptors, at Marlborough, West 57th street.

Snow-Capped

Snow Capped

View from my window this morning Sunday Jan 8, 2017.

Life Imitates Art

Life Imitates Art

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) and a lady writing in her diary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; from my archive, 2009.

High Above the Westside Highway

High Above the Westside Highway

“Mermaid” by Liz Craft at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Lady Likes To Pose

The Lady Likes To Pose

Marble statue of a wounded Amazon, Roman, imperial period, 1st-2nd century A.D. Copy of a Greek bronze statue of ca. 450-425 B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mesmerized by Man

Mezmerised by Man

Bronze statue of a man, Greek, Hellenistic, mid 2nd-1st century B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Lucretia Had Enough

Lucretia Had Enough

Ignored by cellphone obsessed tourists, Lucretia (by Philippe Bertrand) stabs herself as Marsyas (by Balthasar Permoser ) cries out in anguish at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Herakles Bemused

Herakles Bemused

The Greek hero Herakles watches the modern young ladies with bemusement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Roman, Imperial period, 1st century A.D. Copy of a Greek statue of the second half of the 4th century B.C. attributed to Lysippos.)

The Curious Muse

The Curious Muse

An Ancient Roman Muse tries to peek around a column to see what that glowing thing is the young woman is staring at; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Diana Strikes Again

Diana Strikes Again

The other ladies avert their eyes as Diana aims her arrow at an unsuspecting art critic at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Camouflaged by Shadows

Camouflaged By Shadows

Diana, Roman Goddess of the hunt, (by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens), artfully aims her arrow while being rendered inconspicuous amid the stark shadows of the mid-day sun.

The Priestess Patienly Awaits Her Admirers

The Priestess Patiently Awaits Her Admirers

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Who, me??!!

Who, me??!!

Venus looks shyly at a self-confident Paris who challenges her to come closer; Sculptures (ca. 1822) by Antonio Canova, Italian; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diana Strikes Back

Diana Strikes Back

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, tired of the masses taking selfies with her, aims her arrow at an unsuspecting tourist in The Metropolitan Museum.

Hercules Confronting Art Students

Hercules Confronts Art Students

Young students examining a young Hercules in the Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

A Predator’s Perspective

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures. "The Still Hunt" by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)

A crouching panther high up on a rock in Central Park looking down on passing creatures.
“The Still Hunt” by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907)


Olympus E=P1 with the m.Zuiko 14-42mm lens.

Stony-Faced

Seen on East 80th street in New York City.

Seen on East 80th street in New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

The Aim of Diana

"Diana" by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Diana” by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film.

Adam

Tourists enjoy themselves with "Adam", a sculpture by Fernando Botero  at the Time-Warner Center

Tourists enjoy themselves with “Adam”, a sculpture by Fernando Botero at the Time-Warner Center


Olympus E-M5 with a m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

The Dreamer

"Sleeping Boy" French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and  "Skull Hook" (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men's ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

“Sleeping Boy” French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and “Skull Hook” (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men’s ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

Chilled Out At The Hilton

Jim Dine's  nude "Looking Toward the Avenue" at the Hilton hotel on 53rd St. Sixth Avenue, New York.

Jim Dine’s nude “Looking Toward the Avenue” at the Hilton hotel on 53rd St. Sixth Avenue, New York.


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens

Danger…..

A crouching panther about to spring upon its prey. Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), sculptor. M. J. Power, Bronze founder. Central Park, New York City

A crouching panther about to spring upon its prey.
Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), sculptor.
M. J. Power, Bronze founder.
Central Park, New York City


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Communicating With The Saints

St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street

St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street, New York City

Ricoh GR

Under the watchful eye of Moonbird

Texting under the watchful eye of Joan Miro's "Moonbird" sculpture at the Solow Building on 58th Street , New York

Texting under the watchful eye of Joan Miro’s “Moonbird” sculpture at the Solow Building on 58th Street , New York


Lumix GX7 with the Leica 25mm f1.4 lens.

A Wintry Embrace

Romeo and Juliet in a snow storm in Central Park, New York City.

Romeo and Juliet in a snow storm in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus TG-1

See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil, Text no Evil

"Three Evils" by Tom Otterness, at the 57th street passage, New York City.

“Three Evils” by Tom Otterness, at the 57th street passage, New York City.


Olympus E-p1 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens.

Confrontation with a Large Head

Jaume Plensa's Sculpture Awilda or Chloe in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 42nd street and lexington Avenue

Jaume Plensa’s Sculpture Awilda or Chloe in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 42nd street and lexington Avenue


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

In From The Cold

Christopher Columbus in his cozy livingroom 70 feet above Columbus Circle during the "Discovering Columbus" exhibit by Tatzu Nishi, New York City

Christopher Columbus in his cozy livingroom 70 feet above Columbus Circle during the “Discovering Columbus” exhibit by Tatzu Nishi, New York City


Canon S100

The Art Students

The Art Students, originally uploaded by CVerwaal.

Admiring  ancient marbles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 lens.

A Bethesda Putto

Getting splashed at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York City.

Getting splashed at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the Lumix 45-200mm f4.0-5.6 lens.

Caught Cheating

"Life Underground" - sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.

“Life Underground” – sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Caught Napping

"Life Underground" - sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.

“Life Underground” – sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens

A Bemused Heracles

Herakles (Roman, Imperial period), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Herakles (Roman, Imperial period), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Distractions

Pan, the god of wild nature (Roman, Imperial period) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pan, the god of wild nature (Roman, Imperial period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens

A Little Peace in Stone for a Hectic Season.

Greenwood Cemetery with the Manhattan skyline in the distance

Greenwood Cemetery with the Manhattan skyline in the distance


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with the Lumix 45-200mm f4.0-5.6 lens.

An African Thinker

Seated Figure (Ntadi) Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bamboma, Kongo peoples. 19th-20the Century Steatite. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Seated Figure (Ntadi)
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bamboma, Kongo peoples.
19th-20the Century
Steatite.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.
Converted to BW in Silver Efex Pro2.

A Toast From the Underground

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens

Three Graces and a Young Hercules

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Hercules’ Young Admirers

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Hercules and the Three Graces

It seems the Three Graces lost their heads over a Young Hercules at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It seems the Three Graces lost their heads over a Young Hercules at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 lens

Yippee…Spring is in the Air

Star Fountain (Blue) (1999) by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2001) with Nohra Haime Gallery -- an approximately 10-foot tall voluptuous female figure made of ceramic tiles, glass pebbles and mirrored glass, lent by the Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Times Square, New York City

Star Fountain (Blue) (1999) by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2001) with Nohra Haime Gallery — an approximately 10-foot tall voluptuous female figure made of ceramic tiles, glass pebbles and mirrored glass, lent by the Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Times Square, New York City


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and the m.Zuiko 9-14mm lens.

The Surrealist Piano

Surrealist Piano - Salvador Dali. (first conceived in 1954, first cast in 1984) Time-Warner Center, New York City.

Surrealist Piano – Salvador Dali. (first conceived in 1954, first cast in 1984)
Time-Warner Center, New York City.


Olympus 35SP, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW.

Body Language #3

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

A Torso

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Olympus Pen E-p2 combined with vintage manual focus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

The Wary Jogger

“The Still Hunt” by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907) and bronze founder M. J. Power; Central Park, New York City.

“The Still Hunt” by sculptor Edward Kemeys (1843-1907) and bronze founder M. J. Power; Central Park, New York City.


This jogger suddenly caught sight of the crouching panther on a rock above her.
Taken with the Olympus Pen E-p1.

A Lady of Stone

East 80th Street, New York City.

East 80th Street, New York City.


I walk by this statue very often, but the quality of the light this time was unlike I had ever seen. All I had with me was my Olympus OM4T w. the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens, loaded with Fuji Superia 800 film. This is the result after a BW conversion.

Night Marbles

Metropolitan museum at night

Metropolitan museum at night


I recently was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art after hours and luckily had my Olympus Trip 35 with me loaded with Fuji Superia 400 film.

The Predator

The Large Coqui (2004) by Tom Otterness is waiting for an unsuspecting passer-by. West 57th Street.

The Large Coqui (2004) by Tom Otterness is waiting for an unsuspecting passer-by. West 57th Street.


Lumix LX3

Observing Beauty

A bearded Hercules (Roman, Flavian period) keeping an eye on Aphrodite (Roman, imperial period). Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A bearded Hercules (Roman, Flavian period) keeping an eye on Aphrodite (Roman, imperial period). Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The third in my series trying out the Olympus Pen E-p2 with a vintage manual focus Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Observed by Temperance

The river god Alpheus pursuing the nymph Arethusa (R) (by Battista Lorenzi-1527-92) while Temperance (L) (by Giovanni Caccini - 1578-84) gives them a critical look.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The river god Alpheus pursuing the nymph Arethusa (R) (by Battista Lorenzi-1527-92) while Temperance (L) (by Giovanni Caccini – 1578-84) gives them a critical look. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Here is the second in my series trying out the Olympus Pen E-p2 with a vintage manual focus Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.