CS #537 - Statuary

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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:

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RobertChambers-20120318-39 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


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

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NFL_20161030_1155 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


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

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WSF_20140628_012 by AlJ1964, on Flickr

Feel free to be more figurative in your interpretation, usual CS rules apply
 
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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:

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RobertChambers-20120318-39 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


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

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NFL_20161030_1155 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


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

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WSF_20140628_012 by AlJ1964, on Flickr

Feel free to be more figurative in your interpretation, usual CS rules apply
Really great examples Al! I'll have to find some time to go into town to get some shots.
 
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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:

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RobertChambers-20120318-39 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


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

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NFL_20161030_1155 by AlJ1964, on Flickr


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

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WSF_20140628_012 by AlJ1964, on Flickr

Feel free to be more figurative in your interpretation, usual CS rules apply
Nice set, the last one gave me a good chuckle. Hope to participate!
 

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

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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.

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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.

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Nice set Klaus! The second one is my favorite of the two.
 
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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.

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Fine examples Klaus, we're off to a good start :D
 
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Rather than drive across town to the sculpture garden where there is a large version of this, I shot the maquette.
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Rather than drive across town to the sculpture garden where there is a large version of this, I shot the maquette.
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Nice B&W treatment on the shot. Great composition.
 
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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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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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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...
 
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I found a newer statue in Manchester, called the Gold Star Mom...
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Closeup shot...
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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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Excellent choice Bob :D
 
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I found a newer statue in Manchester, called the Gold Star Mom...
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Cool set Paul - is there any reason she looks so worried? :D
 

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