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Firstly, a big thankyou to Helen (helenlinda) for her UA on my Stacked Cubes.
Also, thankyou for your comments, it was interesting to hear that they confused other people as well.

This is part of a sculpture at the Henry Cort Sculpture Park in Fareham Centre, the pedestrianised area of West Street. The "puddled" wrought iron sculptures are themed on Farehamís market town history and the exhibition is the largest of its type in Britain, providing a unique and interesting thoroughfare.
The project commemorated the inventor of the "puddling" process for wrought iron and focused on combining the materials and techniques available prior to his death in 1800 with contemporary design.

I chose to concentrate on the shopping bags, mainly because I like to pick out detail, but also because the head was not only just an open hole, but there was no way to photograph the whole sculpture without including pedestrians. I only wanted pavement as my background. There was very little colour in the image so I chose to go with black and white.

3 versions.
V1 is a crop of V2.
V3 is the original colour version.

If anyone's interested in the puddling technique, here is an explanation.

Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Oct 2013 - 3:54 PM
Focal Length:8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/240sec
Exposure Comp:+0.67
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:The Shopper 1
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 12:07 PM
Tags:Black & white, Fareham, Hampshire, Henry Cort, Puddling, Sculpture, Wrought iron
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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:54 PM

That's the kind of shopper who stops for breath right at the top of the escalator for half a dozen others to plough into Blush
I'll go for V1 as the tight composition suits the shape best. And I love the chips in the paint!
Regards
Bill

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:00 PM

I love this sculpture, Pamela, most pleasing, and you have captured it so well in this trio of images. Carol

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Jan 2014 - 1:05 PM

Very interesting sculptures here Pamela, composed as always superbly, v3 for me as the colour brings out the rust.

John

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franken
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23 Jan 2014 - 1:09 PM

Version 1 for me.

Ken

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:12 PM

Yes,I was familiar with the puddling technique when I work in the ironfoundry Pamela.
For an ''idiots'' guide to it,imagine making a pot of soup without stirring it ?
Pretty tasteless and unsavoury no doubt.
In the foundry the puddling technique was to STIR the molten metal for a more tasteful and savoury product !!
And as usual I find the coloured original the more tasteful and savoury of the three !!
Mick.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7396 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:22 PM

I could see the shopping bags immediately.
I go for V2. I like the added breadth, and there are lines in the paving stones, particularly that graceful curve top right, that echo the curves in the sculpture.
Moira

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Diggeo
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23 Jan 2014 - 2:04 PM

A strong composition!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:10 PM

I'm going for v3 Pamela - love the warm tones SmileSmile
Helen

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psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:14 PM

Love the composition with the echo of the curved paving in the POV. Slight edge to V3 for me. All great images.
Art

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:46 PM

Must look out for these next time I'm Fareham Pamela. All superb pictures, but the colour shows up the wear and tear better. GrinGrin Peter.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54241 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:03 PM

You were right to concentrate on these details. Top shot.
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CaroleS
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23 Jan 2014 - 3:22 PM

How unusual - great pov and super detail to!

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LynneJoyce
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23 Jan 2014 - 3:52 PM

Love all three images but my preferred version is V3 a) because of the colour of the rust and b) because I am a colour junkie!

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:31 PM

V1 for me. Very interesting sculpture.

Ty

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 6:06 PM

Great angle, Pamela.

P.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:29 PM

Love this sculpture & your composition PamelaGrin

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 12:52 AM

Very interesting-- and thank you for the text--very helpful!

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:47 PM

The mono version works best for me ~ A well composed abstract.

Albert

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:49 PM

A great piece of artwork, Pamela, and very well presented, too Smile Think it works best in mono for me too, with V1 being my fave Wink
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24 Jan 2014 - 10:24 PM

V1 is my favourite of these images of the iron lady

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 10:21 AM

V1's crop works so very well, Pamela, but kudos on the original composition too!

Andrew

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ChristineD
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25 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Great sculpture, v3 for me, love the tones

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26 Jan 2014 - 10:28 AM

I like V3, with colour... more life.. I don't know how to say it...Grin

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2014 - 3:03 PM

Them shopping bags look heavy. I know how he feels after I have been out with the wife!Tongue
Ryan

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 10:28 PM

Great shots Pam, Lin

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