Flickr a Day 224: ‘Piercing’

Our selection is so odd, or my ability to process the elements so lame, only the photographer’s explanation can make sense of it. “I went to the Institute for Contemporary Art today”, Nicholas “Nic” McPhee says of self-titled “Piercing”, captured on June 30, 2105. “As we passed through the Boston Financial District on our way there, we stumbled across ‘As if it were already there‘ by Janet Echeman. This is a big, glorious public art sculpture installation in the sky above a park—the Rose Kennedy Greenway”.

The suspended structure went up in May and goes down in October. So don’t delay getting to Bean Town if you want to see it. “This is actually a brightly colored—if the light catches it correctly—net/mesh of high strength fibers and LEDs that actually lights up in quite brilliant color at night”, Nic says. “I highly recommend the wonderful pictures on her website, which include some cool night shots”. 

He adds: “Nice of that cloud to drift by. I just got lucky on the airplane, though; I’m not entirely sure I even realized it was there looking at my little screen in the bright summer sun”. Nic captured the moment using the Canon PowerShot ELPH SD4000 IS, which is a 10-megapixel compact. Vitals: f/2.8, ISO 125, 1/1000 sec, 4.9mm. The University of Minnesota Morris professor joined Flickr in June 2005. Do check out his website for book reviews, peaks into history, and more.

Photo Credit: Nic McPhee