Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Caught

There is a show of J.M.W. Turner paintings on at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and they actually allow photography but there were so many people there when I went that it was hard to take pics of the work. I thought I would take a crowd shot and was spied by this gentleman who didn't look totally amused!

25 comments:

Lowell said...

You are being watched! Perhaps if you had yelled, "Okay, everyone away from the paintings!" you could have gotten better access to the art work. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Love this shot.

VP said...

A very interesting exhibition and it is good to be able to take some pictures. Now they allow photography even at the Uffizi, where was once strictly forbidden.

genie said...

Maybe the old goat would be a happier man and one in a better moon if he loses a few pounds.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's always one Pat :) super fun shot.

Karl Demetz said...

haha, don't worry :)

Halcyon said...

I love crowd pictures like this. I'm just always afraid to take them. ;-)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This is a great shot. Would be even better if that guy wasn't in the photo and the entire bench was visible.

Stephanie said...

Great shot!

William Kendall said...

I would enjoy this exhibition. The National Gallery lifted their rules on photography, allowing it for most items (unless there's a mark on the display sign strictly forbidding it). There's a Monet exhibit going on right now, though that one did have no photos allowed.

Sharon Anck said...

I would love to see this show. I admire Turner's work very much. That guy looking at you made me laugh. I took a telephoto shot of someone across the arena at the last basketball game I attended and a woman sitting nearby looks like she is looking right at me and pointing. I was so far away she couldn't possibly have seen me but the photo looks like she is looking right into the lens.

Cloudia said...

Very good photo!

Karen S. said...

Oh but these are the best moments! I sometimes stand back and just watch crowds as they move about, just to see their expressions especially at an art show!

TexWisGirl said...

cute. :)

Christine said...

His 'not amused' expression is worth it! I've caught a few of those myself!

cieldequimper said...

Lol, what a funny pic! Turner is wonderful though, but yes it's hard to appreciate art when you have to queue to see each painting, which is often the case here...

Laura. M said...

He looked at you weird :)))

Revrunner said...

Yep. I know about those crowds. Glad they allow photos.

Lois said...

Laughing at Lowell's comment! I know what you mean though about trying to photograph with a crowd around.

jennyfreckles said...

I'd love to see this exhibition - minus the crowds though.

Michelle said...

He certainly does not! lol

chc Photographie said...

Joli post, de belle expo!
Je te souhaite une belle année 2016 empreinte de bonheur, de joie dans la création!
Bises- Cath.

EG CameraGirl said...

OOPS! He doesn't look at all pleased. OH well. ;)

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Now you've made him famous.

Jack said...

Don't worry. He was wondering why you didn't ask him to take a portrait photo of him.

I would have loved to see the Turner exhibition. I have seen Turners at several different museums, but never pulled together into one exhibition.