This week, our Cellpic Sunday features a guest photo by my niece, Patricia Broesder. She and her husband accompanied Lynn and me on our Mediterranean cruise from London to Rome in the autumn of 2022.
One of the iconic streets in Rome is Via Veneto. As we strolled along, we ran into several giant lobster sculptures. They are obviously not in the classic style of art we expected to see in the ancient city. When my niece aimed her camera to take an image of the unusual lobster covered in sunflowers, I stepped from behind to photobomb her image.
The lobster sculptures varied from humorous to histrionic as in this example of King Lobster dispatching Medusa. We were to learn after returning to the United States that these sculptures were on display through January 8, 2023, and were the work of British artist Philip Colbert. The Scottland-born artist now lives in London and is considered the “Crown Prince of Pop Art.”
About the photos: The opening image was captured on an iPhone and King Lobster was photographed on my Samsung, both basically snapshots in composition. Patricia shared her image with me for publication here and I tweaked both images in Luminar Neo by first dropping them into the HDR module as single images, followed by cropping and straightening. Both images received Luminar Neo’s new Noise Reduction processing and I then used Neo’s Enhancement AI tool and the Structure AI tool to add some contrast and detail. The processing took no more than 5 minutes each.
Both of these images fit the definition of public art, so I am including them in the #PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) now being hosted by Natalie the Explorer. As this is being written in December for the February 19, 2023, Cellpic Sunday post, I am linking it to Natalie’s main page where you can see her latest PPAC post.
I encourage fellow bloggers to create their own Cellpic Sunday posts. I never have a specific topic for this feature, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a cell phone, iPad, or another mobile device… If you have an image from a drone or even a dashcam, that’s acceptable as well. The second rule is to link your challenge response to this post or leave a comment here with a link to your post in the comment. Oh, and, you don’t have to post it on a Sunday.
Excellent, street art can be so much fun.
Here is mine:
Love these funny artistries.
They are, and they were plentiful around the city on our visit there.
What interesting art pieces, John and who doesn’t love a photobomb? Great examples of public art. My Sunday Stills theme is “sweet” today, thanks for hosting CPS: https://photobyjohnbo.wordpress.com/2023/02/19/cellpic-sunday-lobster-sculptures-in-rome/
We saw lots of people getting photos standing next to these interesting pop-art sculptures. Not the expected in Rome, for sure.
Oops here’s mine! https://secondwindleisure.com/2023/02/19/sunday-stills-how-sweet-it-is/
I absolutely adore your lobster photos. They are just so fun 😀 😀
Here is my entry for the week.
Truly unexpected sculptures in that ancient city known for its classical art. Thanks, Cee!
This artist has a great sense of humor or a morbid side. Great shot.
Indeed, his entire collection was interesting and unique.
These are a lot of fun. There’s a place for everything in the ancient city.
An unexpected surprise given my preconceived notion of Rome.
Those are hysterical. I could see them in Mexico, Spain, Portugal, or maybe Florida! (somewhere colorful), but in Rome of all places. I’ll bet some of the locals were happy it was a temporary installation. Thanks for the smile.
Truly it was an unexpected surprised.
Interesting street art!
These are so good. I love pop art and street art. The first photo was my smile for the morning thanks John.
I have done a triple dip this week. I hope you don’t mind sharing 🙂
I am always looking for opportunities to hit several challenges with one set of images. You are welcome to share your responses on my blog anytime.
I was stoked to get a trifecta. Remembering to add the link in comments almost was my undoing as pingbacks don’t work. Found that out on my Ragtag Thursday prompt.
I used to do that before pingbacks made me lazy. Now I am back at it until either WP fix it or scrap it but at least let us know.
Very cool John.
Thank you for sharing.
These are so cute, colorful and fun, John! Not what you would expect to see in Rome! I’m so glad you linked to Natalie’s PPAC challenge. I have my coffee share post almost ready to link to yours, Natalie’s, Terri’s and LAPC.
Here’s my link in case it doesn’t show up. https://alwayswrite.blog/2023/02/19/coffee-with-cuddly-softness/
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Sounds like you had a very fun trip to Rome! Love the gallery.
Oh I wish I’d known about this before my trip to Rome in December! They are so cool. I missed to see Via Veneto, in addition to so many more places I had on my list. But may be Rome will call me again – I did throw the coin in the fountain ;-). Here’s my entry –
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