More men Of Stone & Iron...


paulyrichard

Link Posted 11/10/2010 - 19:27
...well, jus' iron really.


1914-18 War Memorial - Royal Exchange, London '10 #20






Frederick, Duke of York - The Mall, London '10 #21






Wellington - Royal Exchange, London '10 #22






George, Duke of Cambridge - Whitehall, London '10 #23



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"All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice." - Elliott Erwitt

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Last Edited by paulyrichard on 11/10/2010 - 19:27

i-Berg

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 08:09
Some interesting perspectives Pauly.

The last two set up a clash of 'old with new', via the traffic signs and signals. It's an interesting dialectic - we see it daily. I wonder if some of the 'old' will eventually being displaced, solely because it will be seen as 'out of place' one day?
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johnriley

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 08:14
You've got a great eye for the unusual angle and the title is spot on as well.

Nice to see that you're back with some keen shooting.
Best regards, John

womble

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 08:54
All worthy additions to your statue project. I would probably have left No. 4 until another day when the notice wasn't there but you have made an excellent image from it! As John said, you have an excellent eye for the unusual angle.

Best wishes, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 09:59
Thanks very much for the comments, guys.

i-Berg, who knows really?! When I was in Fredericton in Canada, they had taken down the Robert Burns statue which stood outside the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
I was really disappointed to see it gone and it's plinth in loose blocks on the ground. I guess, through shooting statuary like this, it has raised my appreciation and admiration of them. As far as London goes, I couldn't imagine the place without them.
A woman who worked in the Royal Exchange came up to me and asked me what I was photographing the other day. It happened to be the statue of James Henry Greathead and one that she had never noticed in all her time of working there! Unbelievable!
It is worth people knowing that James Henry Greathead was the man who engineered and created our underground subway system for our trains.
So, in this respect these statues give an insight into them and our history, I guess.

Thanks, John. I hope I can fulfill this project a whole lot more.

Many thanks, Kris. It's those angles that interest me and help me to come up with something different, I guess. Cheers.
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Last Edited by paulyrichard on 13/10/2010 - 10:00

thoughton

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 11:25
Good stuff as usual Paul! 1 and 2 are decent but don't really grab me, but I think 3 and 4 are really good, especially 3. As iBerg said it's the contrasts that make both shots. Nicely done
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 13/10/2010 - 11:26

paulyrichard

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 13:07
Thanks Tim, thanks Gareth.

Tim - #1 doesn't do much for me either, it's a straight shot really. Although, with #2 it was the arrangement of all those columns which struck me.

Gareth - thanks. I do have another image which was taken from the same vantage point. I'm not sure about it though, but at least it does fulfil my interest in getting people into my shots as a contrast.




"Ifamericatoldthetruthforjustonedayitswholeworldwouldfallapart "
"All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice." - Elliott Erwitt

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thoughton

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 19:03
Hmm I think I prefer this last one, especially how you've cunningly used the people to obscure those messy traffic lights I think I prefer the original crop with less of the stairs and side walls though.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Last Edited by thoughton on 13/10/2010 - 19:04

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 19:12
I like one and three, Paul. Lovely crisp, contrasty conversions,as we've come to expect.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Stuey

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 20:58
Nice shots -

I prefer number 3.
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 13/10/2010 - 21:34
Tim, l did think about cropping the third shot, but kinda thought better of it at this moment in time.

Andrew, l do like this time of year where the low-angled sunlight presents some nice contrasty conditions, it gives things definition too. Also, you can shoot all day long.

Thanks Stuey, #3 is a fave of mine too, as well as #2.

I gotta' say that every photograph l have taken for this project has been shot with the smc-DA 21mm 3.2. lt's a great and very sharp little lens, and l reccomend it highly.
"Ifamericatoldthetruthforjustonedayitswholeworldwouldfallapart "
"All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice." - Elliott Erwitt

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Last Edited by paulyrichard on 13/10/2010 - 21:36
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