CS #537 - Statuary

Discussion in 'The Collective Shoot' started by AlJohnston, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Hopefully most of us have some three-dimensional public art within a reasonable distance, so here's a chance to show some of it to a wider audience.

    In other words, show us some statues, of figures known and unknown to the wider world.

    Some were once well known, but now languish in obscurity, like one-time rowing world champion "Honest Bob" Chambers:

    6878386342_fdf2fe43b9_k. RobertChambers-20120318-39 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


    Some have found their fame to have lasted longer, like England captain Bobby Moore:

    30610839991_52fcf940d9_k. NFL_20161030_1155 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


    Others are prone to imitation, like the Angel of the North:

    14537104645_06ffc4001a_k. WSF_20140628_012 by AlJ1964, on Flickr

    Feel free to be more figurative in your interpretation, usual CS rules apply
     
  2. NEF Said

    NEF Said

    Aug 22, 2009
    NH, USA
    Really great examples Al! I'll have to find some time to go into town to get some shots.
     
  3. Thanks Paul, I look forward to seeing what you come up with :D
     
  4. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Thank you for hosting this week :). What a wonderful theme Al (y).

    Klaus
     
  5. You're welcome Klaus :D
     
  6. JustEd

    JustEd

    Jul 21, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice set, the last one gave me a good chuckle. Hope to participate!
     
  7. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Al, wait!
    Bobby Moore... Did he play 1966 in the World Chamionship. That final was and still is still breathtaking...

    Regards
    Klaus
     
  8. He did, and few Englishmen will let you forget it ;)

    Fortunately, my father's a Scot... :D
     
  9. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Sacered art in Wangen

    Found this wood carved "Mother Mary with the child" on the wall of a house.
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    This cast is shown on the old and damaged bell of the church. The bell is on exhibition in front of the church.
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    The pictures were taken with the D700 and the AF 135mm DC.

    Regards
    Klaus
     
  10. NEF Said

    NEF Said

    Aug 22, 2009
    NH, USA
    Nice set Klaus! The second one is my favorite of the two.
     
  11. Fine examples Klaus, we're off to a good start :D
     
  12. Rather than drive across town to the sculpture garden where there is a large version of this, I shot the maquette.
    Larry

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  13. Nice one Larry, good choice :D
     
  14. NEF Said

    NEF Said

    Aug 22, 2009
    NH, USA
    Nice B&W treatment on the shot. Great composition.
     
  15. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    To the best of my knowledge, our area has only one “hero” and I’ve previously used his statues in other CS editions. So, I decided to try a different form of statuary – that sometimes found in cemeteries. So far, I’ve been to 2 cemeteries, and have found only this one example. [Most graves were marked with simple headstones.]

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  16. NEF Said

    NEF Said

    Aug 22, 2009
    NH, USA
    Interesting shot with the moss? A friend of mine mentioned checking out cemeteries, but here in NH, there are many statues in parks. Seems like they have statues for everyone... :) My challenge is to try not to repeat shots of any statues taken before...
     
  17. NEF Said

    NEF Said

    Aug 22, 2009
    NH, USA
    I found a newer statue in Manchester, called the Gold Star Mom...
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    Closeup shot...
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  18. Excellent choice Bob :D
     
  19. Cool set Paul - is there any reason she looks so worried? :D
     
  20. NEF Said

    NEF Said

    Aug 22, 2009
    NH, USA
    Yeah, I should have explained for non-US audience - it's a solemn memorial. Here's a Wikipedia link on the organization... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gold_Star_Mothers

    She has a single tear on her cheek, representing the sacrifice made by her child...
     
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