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After a century spent wandering the roads of Northumberland carrying the coffin of St Cuthbert, the monks of Lindisfarne stumble, somewhat dazed, into a modern precinct in Durham City.
Their shock is palpable.
As BarabaraR mentioned yesterday, the sculpture spent some time on Holy Island, near the church, before being moved to Durham. I preferred the previous location in many ways, but the present arrangement is much more challenging, a real confrontation of two different cultures.
Look out for the gentleman wandering into V2, he reappears tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2012 - 2:24 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Journey's end 2
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:27 Sep 2012 - 8:04 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Sculpture, Specialist / abstract, Street photography
Votes:51
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:08 AM

A very impressive statue would love to see it in the "flesh".

Albert

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:13 AM

V2 again for me...such a heavy load Smile

christabella
christabella e2 Member 9133 forum postschristabella vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:20 AM

Prefer V2 and the lower angle, look forward to seeing the chap tomorrow.

chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
27 Sep 2012 - 8:30 AM

Like 2 best too - I like the contrast with the 'human'!!

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:38 AM

Thanks early birds. V1 leads because for me it's more about the monks' surprise, I wanted to move out to the surroundings gradually.
Moira

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:51 AM

I think tomorrows gentleman is the one who has been wandering the streets for a century Moira.
He looks like Old Father Time to me.
And I bet he does not look a day older tomorrow !!
Mick.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:58 AM

Like your view points in each of these Moria

TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 - 9:15 AM

Me too. Love the angle of the block they are carrying against the buildings. An appropriately powerful, steadfast sculpture in that environment, I'd say.

Tel*

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:24 AM

Terry, the block is St Cuthbert in his open coffin. The challenge I still haven't sorted is getting a shot of his profile, it's too high. But we have just invested in a small step-ladder for photographic purposes...
Thanks folks,
Moira

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:31 AM

As you say Moira not easy to get it in one. Hopefully you will now climb the ladder of success.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:39 AM

A very powerful sculpture and your angle makes it more so. I'm wondering what tomorrow will bring?

Dougie

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:52 AM

I like the more dynamic angles in v1 Moira SmileSmile
Helen

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 7323 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:03 AM

V2 gives a greater perspective, I think. Whichever, both very powerful images indeed.

Regards.

Bob

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:47 AM

I find that statues like these lose some of their meaning when plonked in city centres. I think they'd be more comfortable in beautifully rural surroundings, but it adds to their angst being relocated to the concrete jungle.
x

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:58 AM

I like both images, I also like Mick's reference to Old father Time. They are very impressive and powerful shots!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 11:03 AM


Quote: I find that statues like these lose some of their meaning when plonked in city centres. I think they'd be more comfortable in beautifully rural surroundings, but it adds to their angst being relocated to the concrete jungle.


I couldn't agree more.

I shall look forward to seeing you up the steps peering in GrinGrin

Dave

gingerdelight
27 Sep 2012 - 11:46 AM

I've been looking forward to today's offering and I'm not disappointed!
Cannot wait to see what happens with the "wanderer" now!
Carol

Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 11:49 AM

How strange to pluck them down in such an urban jungle....it's like they have entered a time warp. The expression in v1 tells so much about how surprised and perhaps frightened they are.
I hope they get to go back to Holy Isle.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 2:16 PM

Thanks again. I should add that the precinct is on the approach to the peninsula (formed by a loop in the River Wear), where the monks finally settled, built their Cathedral and buried their Saint. There is a logic...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 27 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM
Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
27 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM

V2. for me a better angle I feel, I can almost see them slowly walking forward! love it, regards Leon. "Mortality".GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 3:48 PM

Great shots, Moira - think I'd be a bit dazed after a century of wandering...Wink Has to be V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile

JohnChambersPhotography

Well v2 for me I think you can see it better and with more to see it works better IMO, good angles on both Moira.

John

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 4:18 PM

Love them both Moira and I look forward to tomorrow!
Ann

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 4:37 PM

2 good shots.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 4:51 PM

The solid expression of truth

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 5:51 PM

Two great view points Moira, with the closeness of V1 being my fav'.

John Smile

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 6:19 PM

Moira -- I prefer the comp. in V2 but I think I understand why V1 was framed that way -- to avoid the folks in the BG?
So -- that guy in V2 does look like an interesting character. I'm looking forward to his 2nd coming.
-=\Walter

aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 - 12:04 AM

Very sentimental image again, Moira!!!!!! Careful, you don't fall downTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue.................!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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