Making photographs, not just taking them – Dundee, Tayside, Scotland

McManus Gallery, Dundee

I finally got around to going to see an exhibition at McManus Gallery in Dundee that I had been looking forward to for some time.  The Royal Collection had allowed 10 of their Leonardo de Vinci drawings/sketches to go on show in Dundee and I wasn’t going to miss such a great opportunity to see something like this on my doorstep.

Well all I can say is that despite the fact that all the drawings are very small (as in the paper they are on are all between A4 and A5 in size) they are very very impressive.  The detail of these ‘sketches’ is just ridiculous and even after around 500 years they are still so sharp and clear.  For anyone interested here’s a link to the drawings on display, although being able to get right up to them and seeing the details for yourself is something that everyone should do while they can.

Sadly The Royal Collection do not allow any photography what so ever, even without flash, so I couldn’t take any images.  But seeing as I had my camera with me and I was in such an amazing building (one that I’ve been meaning to go and photograph) I went wondering around other parts of the building looking for things to shoot.

Here is a selection of what I got:

I’ve already recommended that everyone go and see the Leonardo drawings but even if you can’t managed before the exhibition finished I would still recommend going to the McManus Gallery to see what else they have on display or even just the building itself and did I mention it’s free to get in….


One response

  1. brilliant set – I have several simalar shots like this which would make a good set – thanks for the inspiration.

    22/10/2012 at 13:14

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