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20050302 | 10:54 pm

I finally went through the nearly 400 photos I took up in New York of the “Saffron Gates” exhibit by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It is amazing how difficult it is to narrow it down to only a few favorites, there were so many that I loved but many of those I felt were truly only reportage of the exhibit. It is also very difficult to shoot a photo of an exhibit and make it different then the photos taken by a million plus other people who went through Central Park during the 16 days of the event. I do hope mine stand out even a little. I am also posting much larger versions in my DeviantART account if you are interested in seeing those, click on the photo. There are also 9 more photos under the cut, please take a look and see ;)
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Mercedeslove

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from: mercedeslove
date: 20050303 05:08 am (UTC)
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Very pretty! I love that city! Never been but working on trying to go there. Didja see Bosco while you were there? Sorry I had to ask.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 05:12 am (UTC)
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You mean the chocolaty drink sensation?

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eatmewithcake

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from: eatmewithcake
date: 20050303 06:16 am (UTC)
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You know, I've been to the city a couple of times in the past two weeks, and inevitably (and I mist say, against my will) ended up seeing these "orange curtain" things. I don't know how you managed it, but these pictures are so amazing, they're a billion times better than the real thing.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 06:23 am (UTC)
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thank you so much :) i have seen half a billion photos of teh gates... i was hoping mine would stand out a little ;)

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Danny Hammontree

Re: I LOVE 2 & 10.

from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 09:12 pm (UTC)
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thank you so much :) you should have seen the hell i went through deciding on the 10 photos from the almost 400 i took LOL

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prince_edward

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from: prince_edward
date: 20050303 09:19 am (UTC)
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they really do stand out. i saw a lot of photographers selling photos of the gates at tables around 59th and central park west, and your photos hold up against theirs (the professionals who are making a living standing around selling photos to tourists, so i mean that as a compliment).... and in particular, i like number three because it represents both new york and the gates in a balanced way.

i think the idea behind the installation is at its core, new york, and secondly how new york interacts with this temporary change in its face.

just my thoughts!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the compliment... I looked through all the photos people were selling there and was a bit disappointed at the quality. I think many of the photographers rushed them out just to make a few bucks :( I did buy 2 of the books that were being sold by Christo and Jeanne-Claude but thought they were much less artistic then just being reportage of the event, either way I did like the books especially the one that had photos of some of his past art projects.

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Djavolica Moja Mala

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from: _glamazon
date: 20050303 01:55 pm (UTC)
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I love #3 - it's really great :)

Well, they all are, but you know, that one especially!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much :) funny how you moved back to Australia and now we hardly talk anymore :( i think you need to move back to Miami LOL ok, ok, New York... I know that would make you much happier ;)

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from: dawnsalutations
date: 20050303 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Amazing.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Thank you :)

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Cubmaster General

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from: cnjosephyne
date: 20050303 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I have been bouncing around with work way too much lately, but i wanted to pop in and say how great the pics in this series are!

boooyah! =)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 09:24 pm (UTC)
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thank you so much for giving me some of your time :) things have been a bit crazy for my lately too because i am in the process of moving and i have been working much overtime so i can buy a new camera that is way outta my budget but i want it anyway ;) i think i will be taking many more trips in the future as they tend to get my creative juices flowing :)

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My song

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from: _cast_no_shadow
date: 20050303 05:09 pm (UTC)
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you're such an artist :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 09:30 pm (UTC)
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As are you my friend :) thank you so much :) :) :) BTW the photo you submitted to PhotoSIG is incredible! I tried to comment/critique it but it would not let me for some reason? I truly look forward to seeing many more photos from you :)

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from: 1318
date: 20050303 11:38 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely beautiful!
<3

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050303 11:45 pm (UTC)
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thank you :)



aidans been asking for you ;)

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Awesome pics

from: anonymous
date: 20050304 02:57 pm (UTC)
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These pictures are great. I wish I would have gone and seen this.
You know who I am!!!!!

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Danny Hammontree

Re: Awesome pics

from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050304 03:14 pm (UTC)
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;)

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Jason

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from: firemanjason
date: 20050309 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Hey Dan...
I have a camera...question (innocent look)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050312 01:34 am (UTC)
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whats the question?

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I'll radiate love like Three Mile Island

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from: lady_wormtongue
date: 20050719 05:12 am (UTC)
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I've seen many, many shots of the Gates (most of them on the streets of the city at vendor's tables), but these are really nice. The last two are especially good; I like how you got the stature in #10.

Also, I can't believe you got a clear shot of the Imagine memorial. It must have been a very cold day that it wasn't so crowded there!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050719 05:28 am (UTC)
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thank you ;) i shot that photo real early in the morning and it was quite cold, especially for a boy from miami ;)

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