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"Tommy"
Lens: Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Seaham, Co. Durham, England ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: BigMackCam, 01-05-2017, 11:40 AM

My Mum, Dad and I went out for a slap-up fish & chip lunch today in Seaham, Co. Durham - a coastal town a few miles from my home. There's a superb sculpture by the sea-front of a British World War One "Tommy", by local artist Ray Lonsdale. It's made from COR-TEN steel and - as intended - has oxidised to a beautiful orange-brown colour. I've photographed it before and thought I'd try again today from a different angle. Unfortunately, the sky was featureless... I'd have liked some clouds in the background... but, it was a beautiful, sunny day, and who could possibly complain about that?

Three shot HDR processed in Lightroom...

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01-05-2017, 12:40 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Very nicely done
Statues like that will become more significant as the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on November 11th 2018 comes closer
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Thanks, David

The 9.5' tall, 1.2 tonne sculpture was only ever meant to be a temporary three-month installation in the town, but has stayed for two-and-a-half years so far and I think may now have become a permanent feature. It's a powerful combination of art and monument to the fallen, and a popular visitor attraction, sited just along from a much more traditional memorial. And yes - I believe it'll be particularly significant when the anniversary comes around later next year.
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Fantastic piece of artwork and a fine memorial to those who fought in the First Would War...

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Wow - what a striking photo. Perfectly done!


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Excellent capture Mike. You have made a fine start to 2017 with this image mate.
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