Photo of the day by Kathleen Magner Rios

By on July 15, 2013
Lens:  Tejas 
Film:  DreamCanvas 
Flash: off

"Attending the Guggenheim to see James Turrell's light installation 'Aten Reign', which transforms Frank Lloyd Wright's rotunda, I was dismayed to find photography was not allowed. The undulating light, and its effect on the crowd that had collected, was a photographer's dream. I won't say whether I stole a shot or not, as I lose either way... Leaving the rotunda, and moving onto the next installation, I was again deflated to find a beautiful beam of light, alone in a corner room, except for the museum guard standing conspicuously too close to the radiating glow. Foiled, I moved aimlessly through the remainder of the exhibition. I turned and retraced my steps to exit the museum. Prior to re-entering the rotunda I found the warm beam of light emanating from the corner again. This time the guard had retreated and museum-goers were peacefully enjoying the space. I caught this shot just as everyone appeared to be drawn to the glow in the corner or seemed deep in thought about the light's origin. Clearly, patience is a photographer's most important tool."
Kathleen Magner Rios

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