Friday, 31 July 2009

Darling Harbour sculpture

This metallic sculpture at Darling Harbour called "The Diver" was created by Michael Snape in 1987. I hadn't particularly noticed it from the walkway, in the past. When I wandered around the other side and saw it up against the blue sky, I suddenly had a new appreciation of it. I thought it was quite remarkable with that backdrop.
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38 comments:

  1. Great catch for the Skywatch Friday! Still sunny thursday here... :-)))

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  2. Wonderful image, such a neat sculpture.

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  3. It almost looks like someone standing upside down! The sky is beautiful.

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  4. Great sculpture--sent the link to my daughter, a competitive swimmer--it's someone diving or underwater, yes?(she'll be on the blocks with some Aussies at the US Open next week).

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  5. Thanks for sharing your Aussie connection with us EcoRover. It certainly could be someone swimming or diving.

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  6. It is lovely capturing these sculptures and as you have shown so good with the wonderful blue sky behind.

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  7. Now I'm curious to see the other side because this side, with the sky as a backdrop, is indeed quite remarkable! Very nice capture!

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  8. Like the sculpture is looking at the sky upside down. (If only it has eyes and can appreciate beauty) the way we see it here.

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  9. Does look like a diver or something. Cool piece of art!

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  10. I could make a few suggestions for a title. They would probably be different from what the artist intended.

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  11. Good composition with the buildings seen across the water.

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  12. What an interesting sculpture against the blue sky!

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  13. What an amusing way to watch the sky. Great capture.

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  14. It does look wonderful against the blue background of the sky.

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  15. The bright blue sky makes the art pop!
    Great capture!

    ~Lisa

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  16. That's cool. Looks like it's enjoying that blue sky while upside down!

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  17. I think more than anything this is what photography does for you, puts a new perspective on subjects we are so used to. One of the most interesting this week.

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  18. Good observation. It's a cool sculpture from this angle. Nice weather you have there!

    Have a good weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  19. The longer I looked at it, the more I began to like your photo of this sculpture.

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  20. Great SWF contribution and a very interesting and great looking scuplture!

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  21. ooh..that one is an interesting skywatch photo. Thank you. And thanks for your visit to my post also!

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  22. Isn't it great how the thought of Skywatch Friday can help us look differently at things?

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  23. Maybe it's a modern kind of mermaid. The things on the statues backe look like gills.

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  24. Such a neat sculpture and a great dive too!

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  25. That´s a great diver silhouette. I like it a lot too.

    Somehow it reminds me of one local sculpture in Helsinki, Finland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24578558@N03/3276274677/ (not my photo)

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  26. Well - I'll call it "Head over Heels!" Have a good weekend.

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  27. I like the sculpture as a photo tool, but wtf is it meant to be?!

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  28. This sculpture makes for an interesting photo. It almost looks like a pole vault to me. I wonder if it is something specific.

    Spirithelpers

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  29. Thanks for sharing that similar sculpture chrome3d. I can see that one looks great up against the sky too.

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  30. Probably it isn't done yet. Sometimes we think a display like that is just a sore to the eye. In reality, most people just do not appreciate what truly the message behind of any art work. You have to be a keen observant to get the ideology of the artist who oftentimes themselves are unpredictable.

    Hey, Jim, please may I have the honour to Pass this to you as my personal recognition to your beautiful photography?

    You have done Australia so much good through your photoblogging.

    About TIME to say THANK YOU to YOU!

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  31. I received some information that advises me that the sculpture is called "The Diver" and the artist is Micahel Snape, so I've updated the post.

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