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Clocks that strike 13 times seem to have an unusual effect on statues!

In the Market Place at Kingston upon Hull there is a superb larger than life-size gilded equestrian statue of King William III (in Roman dress), known locally by his posthumous title 'King Billy', by Peter Scheemakers (1734). Folklore has it that if the clock of the adjacent Holy Trinity church should strike 13 times at midnight, King Billy will get off his horse and go for a drink in the nearby King William pub.

All complete nonsense of course, as the pub isnít open at midnight! Wink

Thanks for all the recent C&Cs - all very much appreciated.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Feb 2013 - 11:40 AM
Focal Length:41.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/5.2
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Creative (Slow speed)
Metering Mode:ESP
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 3:51 PM

A most interesting narrative supported by a superb image captured from a wonderful point of view Phillip. The gold leaf catching the midday winter sun quite beautifully.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 3:53 PM

Another great image with interesting information Philip. I really like the dof with the guilt King William in the foreground and the church clock behind it, it is a remarkably life like statue from the angle you have shot it and I can well imagine him popping down the local for a pint or two!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:18 PM

Love that intro! Rather nice image too!!

Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:47 PM

A well chosen composition --enhances the rider and the oof building as a complete image!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:52 PM

I like that little story and the shot. Nice POV and the compo hinting at the story behind.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:18 PM

Like the pov here and the contrast created by the gold against the stonework.

Best Matt

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
17 Feb 2013 - 7:40 PM

An excellent composition, great write up

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 - 9:01 PM

Very interesting information Philip, and very well capture image.
Elena

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pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 11:14 PM

The story fits beautifully with your picture. How wonderful to see a gilded statue, most unusual.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Feb 2013 - 10:05 PM

Yep! one day Philip! the clock will strike thirteen! if you are a believer anything can happen, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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