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In the small village of Waterville County Kerry there stands a statue of the silver screen legend Charlie Chaplin. It's presence pays homage to a cinema superstar who made Waterville his regular holiday home in the 60's and 70's.
His family tradition became spring and summer trips to the Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville. The hotel became a major connection in these visits, and even today there is a lounge named in his honour.

Chaplin is one of the giants of cinema. Star of over 80 films and a founding member of United Artists, he built a studio and an empire on the strength of his infamous character The Tramp.

His time in Waterville involved long walks with his wife Oona O'Neill. Infamous fishing trips, horse back riding, sand yachting and a curious game called 'roll the red'.

In 1952, Chaplin left the US for what was intended as a brief trip home to the United Kingdom. However US Immigration revoked Chaplin's re-entry permit. It was at this point that made his home in Vevey, Switzerland.

In the 60's and 70's Chaplin grew to love Ireland. He would leave his home in Switzerland and travel to Waterville where he would retreat to fish the lakes around Church Island.

The most successful film star of his era found shelter and solace from the world on the edge of Europe, and the locals felt the need to honour his presence with a permanent statue on the sea front.

This is my tribute to him using two images I captured of the statue together with some "heavenly" magic!

Thanks for all your continued support and very kind comments - have a great weekend!

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Mar 2012 - 1:35 PM
Focal Length:20.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Chaplin
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:30 Mar 2012 - 9:18 PM
Tags:Bronze, Chaplin, Digitally manipulated, Stars, Statue
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 9:32 PM

A starry tribute to a star, Carol, and an excellent informative description.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 9:34 PM

A fine composite image, Carol, and as Dave says the starry ambience fits so well his achievements on the silver screen.
Very artistic and thoughtful work.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 9:42 PM

Great composite.CGrinleverley and expertly done as usual.Kate

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nikshot
nikshot e2 Member 5nikshot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 10:32 PM

I love this one Carol so well put together, the text is also excellent, great work as usual.

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pdcche
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30 Mar 2012 - 10:56 PM

Great write up and manipulation Carol.. Peter

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 11:28 PM

I am sure the man himself would be delighted with this Carol and your information is so interesting.
Joan.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 1:38 AM


Quote: A starry tribute to a star, Carol, and an excellent informative description.

Dave

And an amazing composite image. Love it !

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Daisymaye
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31 Mar 2012 - 1:55 AM

Excellent work, a great image...........Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 6:15 AM

A fine presentation, Carol, and a great tribute to this legend. Carol

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twelvemegs
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31 Mar 2012 - 8:36 AM

Good work Carol.

David

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 10:28 AM

Well put together Carol and with excellent background info - Carole

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moiral
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31 Mar 2012 - 12:32 PM

Superb image here Carol. Moira

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 1:31 PM

A funny man Carol,
although I did prefer Buster Keaton myself !!
A good working.
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 2:48 PM

A brilliant piece of work, and a fine tribute, Carol Smile Very interesting write-up, too Wink
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 3:04 PM

So amazing how your transform the everyday into the magical. LOVE your write-up too. I had no idea he was a founding member of United Artists! Amazing.

Andrew

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digital_boi
31 Mar 2012 - 3:32 PM

well worked splendid result

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Louise_Morris
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31 Mar 2012 - 4:52 PM

Excellent working Carol. Lou

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ChristineD
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1 Apr 2012 - 3:06 PM

Brilliantly manipulated.

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1 Apr 2012 - 8:57 PM

Excellent work, well created

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7 Apr 2012 - 4:09 PM

A fine tribute to this famous comic actor

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