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London's Statues & Monuments #1
Lens: 21mm Camera: K20D ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: paulyrichard, 05-04-2010, 08:12 AM

"All across London, we walk by gilded strangers and men of marble. Very little of the time we give these figures our attention or any pause for thought. Yet statuary persists as one of our most enduring and most public artistic traditions and perhaps tells us the most about others: our relationship to them and their relationship to ourselves. In addition, the personalities that are caught in pose are in every sense remarkable role models and each has an intriguing history behind him or her."

In respect of the above I thought I would engage in another project in documenting London's statuary and suchlike. I've come across stuff that even I have not noticed before.
I will try to document these monuments in an interesting and creative way, not just P&S.






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Interesting photo and I love your historical perspective
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Thanks, Jan.
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Really quite like the composition on this Paul. I also appreciate the historical perspective and look forward to seeing more in this project.

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Jason

Oh and as usual your B&W conversions are great!

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A fascinating shot with the statue in the foreground with the building in the background "looking on".

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Thanks Jason, thanks Jer.
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Saw this on your blog. An excellent shot.
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Thanks, Robin.

Do you have a blog at all, over on Wordpress? I'll add you on my blogroll if you do.

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I always enjoy your compositions and conversions, Paul. This image is a great example. Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulyrichard Quote
Do you have a blog at all, over on Wordpress? I'll add you on my blogroll if you do.
I have several websites including the blog in my sig. It is not based on Wordpress.

Someday I'll integrate everything into a proper CMS. Someday!
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A fine shot. Really like the juxtaposition of the buildings and statue, and above all the way the shadows fall. Not too deep, just enough to give the statue form and life.

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Nate and JMR, thanks.
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