Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Another Vancouver Biennale piece. Engagement by Dennis Oppenheim of the USA, which is on the strip of grass and trees that runs between Beach Avenue and the water. This photo was taken just a few hundred meters down the street from another Biennale sculpture. The lights in the background are on the shoreline of Kitsilano, on Vancouver's West Side.

This is the first time I've tried to take a picture of it at night - next time I must remember to bring a tripod with me! To keep the camera steady enough for the slow shutter speed I had to sit in the damp grass with my elbows supported on my knees, hold my breath, and keep the camera absolutely still. I was so still I could even feel the beating of my heart causing my body to gently move!

1 comment:

  1. the story of taking the photo as engaging as the photo itself. nice. arvi