We recently took a field trip to the National Science Museum in Gwacheon. Inside its massive, spacious atrium, there is a breathtakingly beautiful sculpture, suspended high in the air above the museum’s patrons. As I stared gape-mouth and superficially pondered the sculpture’s philosophical significance, I overheard two other mothers pontificating that the outer structure was a nitrogen atom based on the number of its subatomic particles. This, of course, made me realize that I have totally forgotten everything any chemistry teacher or professor ever taught me about the subject.
In my photo this week, I wanted to show how impressive the sculpture was:
it’s size and height; the beauty of the human forms inside the swirling lines; the way the entire object reflected the gorgeous natural light filtering in the building from the floor-to-ceiling windows. I tinkered with my ISO, tried to avoid the backlight, tried to take pictures at a few different angles and on two different floors. It was all to no avail. Ultimately, I am just not skilled enough to have captured the photo that I wanted, the one I pictured in my mind.