February 23, 2006

Kissing Penguins

Kissing Penguins

I'm sure everyone recognises this – received wisdom is that it shows two penguins kissing. What do you make of it?

Date: March 2005
Camera: Casio EX-Z40
Aperture: f/4.6
Exposure: 1/640
Post-processing: None.
Other: Posted last year – taken on the first really nice summery day of 2005.

Critical comments always welcome.


- 8 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

[Skip to the latest comment]
  1. Mmm lovely snap!
    You've got a great angle on the sculpture, I've not dared to get that close… yet!

    I've always thought it was penguins kissing too.

    But alternatively it could be what happens if you give LSD to I-beam manufacturers.

    23 Feb 2006, 23:43

  2. I have no idea what it was. Looked like something that got badly mangled in the workshop…

    24 Feb 2006, 00:00

  3. Mathew Mannion

    It's a massive enema.

    24 Feb 2006, 01:30

  4. Matthew

    It's not penguins. The sculpture's called "Let's Not Be Stupid" and is by a guy called Richard Deacon. If you go to the Arts Centre ticket office and ask for a Sculpture Trail leaflet they'll give you a thing which describes the supposed meaning of all the sculptures on campus: it will tell you that "although it is tempting to see organic forms, none are intended" or something like that.

    Curiously, apparently the Cone (correctly spelling Koan) represents the Buddhist quest for questions without answers.

    24 Feb 2006, 09:58

  5. From the leaflet, which I picked up today*:

    "Let's Not Be Stupid" – a tale of forbidden penguin love.

    *may not be true.

    24 Feb 2006, 13:51

  6. Rama

    May be if you squint JUST RIGHT… ???

    "Modern" without an idea to communicate is waste of space

    I vote to melt it down.

    28 Feb 2006, 15:51

  7. I tried to take some good pictures of this today, and boy did I fail!! So I thought I'd come back and express how good I think this photo really is… it's perfect!

    Maybe I'll have better luck next time… =)

    03 Mar 2006, 18:09

  8. Thanks Nathan; better luck next time!

    04 Mar 2006, 20:03


Add a comment

You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

February 2006

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Jan |  Today  |
      1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28               

Blog archive

Loading…

Most recent comments

  • hmmm optimal results not shown?? actually i dont get what exactly you want to know, put the string o… by Kittu Kitz on this entry
  • Awesome photo and its exactly the pic i need for a project of mine, do you mind if i use it? by sanjay khan on this entry
  • personally, I think your success is down to me and my immense skill at being a pit pony!! ha ha – ya… by on this entry
  • The photo is beautiful I have used it for my desktop background if you don't mind. by anon on this entry
  • yo man! by erin on this entry

Search this blog

Galleries

Tags

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder
© MMXVIII