Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Night at the Museum

Today we swing by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for what I have titled "A Night at the Museum". It was getting late in the day on this visit and the crowds were thinning out, which is a great time to drift about and go where the people are not for some clear shots. I found myself alone and with tripod in hand (by permit) so I quickly setup and grabbed a few bracketed shots of the scene. This exhibit is part of the Greek and Roman Art gallery where there are all sorts of really interesting artifacts. One cannot help but marvel at what's on display when you consider the history surrounding this display.

Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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I felt that this image would make a fairly nice monochrome with all of the marble and stone work. Since this type of photography involves a wide range of gray tones some dodging and burning was required to keep the image from looking too drab with dingy gray color dominating the scene. One of my 2013 goals in to do more of this style of imagery so I am still feeling my way a bit. :-)

Below we have the color version of this 3-bracket shot (+2 to -2). This is the result of being processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2. The image above was converted from the one below.

Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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Should you ever find yourself in NYC with a day (8 hours) to spare, take a trip to The Met, you will be so happy that you did.

Thanks for clicking by. :-)

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Welcome to the start of another great week! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It was a really nice one for me, as I managed to complete some business strategies on my list of projects that I've been both wanting and needing to get done. When this year began, like many of you, I had a vision of where I wanted to take things and some ideas on how to get there. Of course that's only the beginning of the task. The real work is in the implementation of a plan.

With that in mind and to out-maneuver the usual time deficits that seem ever-present, I will reduce my posting schedule here ever so slightly. As a temporary measure I will post 3 or 4 times weekly instead of the usual Monday thru Friday schedule. The extra day or two will allow me to undertake some initiatives and blaze a new trail or two. :-) It also provides a little more time for site visits, one of my favorite pastimes.

In any case, much fun lies ahead (and hard work too), and I so look forward to it.  One of the many projects that I'll be tackling is a revamping of my Facebook Page, which I have gutted to some degree. You can help with this effort by clicking by and dropping a few "Likes" on me, should the mood strike you. I thank you in advance. :-)

On to today's image...  taken during one of my 2011 trips to NYC, I stopped out front of "The Met" (Metropolitan Museum of Art) before entering for a day to remember.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art

I remember arriving here after a very long walk, having left my hotel on 41st and The Avenue of the Americas (6th) and a stroll through neighboring Central Park. Next was the marathon required to cover the museum, where I spent the entire day. Afterward, the trek back to the hotel and with camera gear and tripod to boot. An urban hike, as it turned out. One I'd gladly do again. :-)

Thanks for visiting!

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Jimi's Photos of Interest on Pinterest
Jimi's Photos of Interest on Pinterest

Posing Til Closing

It's Friday! And none to soon. But before we head off into our weekend plans, I want to thank you for your support.

The past few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind as I work a special project, but this activity will be winding down soon and I so look forward to a return to normalcy... well, kinda. LOL

I've been visiting sites at some really off-peak hours and many of you have been cranking out some awesome creations. You can find some of them here on my "Photography of Interest" board on Pinterest. It's a continual work in progress so visit often.

To close out the week I have a funny sort of candid scene where a young man finds himself sleeping in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was getting late in the day and perhaps he was just tuckered out. He was drawing some stares from passersby but none funnier than the residents (statues) of the museum, who seemed to be wondering when he would leave.  :-)

Posing Til Closing
Posing Til Closing

Sometimes... folks just don't know when it's time to go home. LOL

Have a great weekend everyone. I'll be catching up to you soon. ;-)

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Atrium at the Met

Happy Monday everyone! As anticipated, the weekend whizzed by quickly. Seems it was compressed into a single day. In today's post we return to New York City where we'll view an atrium at The Met. One of many such areas, this particular one is quite large and seems to be one of the main hangouts for visitors. Great place to meetup or reassemble if you've gone in separate directions. In many ways it's like a train station or airport, with people coming and going continuously. Let's have a look below to get a feel for the place.

Atrium at the Met
Atrium at the Met

Extra Large View

The image above would have been quite cluttered with visitors had I waited to grab this shot. I took this soon after opening.

On the other end of the court we have the entrance to the Early American wing of the museum. Within there are rooms and furnishings dating back to the 18th century and beyond. We will visit many of those room in future posts.

Entrance to Early American Exhibit at the Met
Entrance to Early American Exhibit at the Met

Extra Large View

I hope these conveyed some sense of how large this area truly is, although I wonder if images can really do it justice. :-)

Thanks so much for visiting!

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