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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.
This is Fenwick Lawson's wonderful The Journey, one of my favourite sculptures. The hands have always fascinated me, they seem so gentle, caring. This is the first of three uploads, gradually moving out into the surrounding precinct.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2012 - 2:18 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Journey's end
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:26 Sep 2012 - 8:05 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Sculpture, Specialist / abstract
Votes:55
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:15 AM

A beautiful piece Moira, which can be viewed at from a whole range of perspectives. "Do we admire the craftsmanship, or do we try to unravel the meaning behind the hand gesture?" Or. "Is it the hand of a beggar, or is the hand a sign of help and hope?"

Regards Nathan

capto
capto e2 Member 21180 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:20 AM

The beginning of a story, must see more.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Knew this would be yours Moria, good details and texture, V1 showing the hands well
regards
Richard

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:53 AM

Two fantastic images Mira, wonderful detail and great textures and tones.

Hugh

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:12 AM

both worthy of presentation..for me it's the face that does it......

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:28 AM

Thanks folks. Jeff, I have faces to come.
I find a different angle every time I visit this work, I really would recommend it to anyone in the North East.
Moira

User_Removed
26 Sep 2012 - 9:35 AM

I like V2 best.

Lucien.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:40 AM

V1 looks so gentle and welcoming .. what a shock to see V2

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8331 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:50 AM

Almost mono in their appearance, but the hint of colour makes for a more interesting pair of images, in my view. At the risk of of sounding facetious, v1 reminds me of the street folk we encountered in Milan.

Regards.

Bob

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:53 AM


Quote: Almost mono in their appearance, but the hint of colour makes for a more interesting pair of images, in my view.

I tried b&w conversions but felt that they lost something - the tones in the sculpture are subtle and change according to the light, sometimes very blue, sometimes more reddish.
Thanks again, everyone.
Moira

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:56 AM

Isn't it wonderful that whenever you re-visit a sculpture like this you see things that you hadn't noticed before - this certainly does convey gentleness in-spite of rough angular lines SmileSmile
Helen

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:56 AM

The diagonal of the forearm and hand make this one so appealing.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:10 AM

The cupping hand, the diagonal of the arm and the wonderful light.A great crop too which accentuates all of the aforementioned, a beautiful image worthy of a large print Moira.

Dougie

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Sep 2012 - 11:00 AM

A very thought provoking pair of images I must say, nicely taken I like both reminds me of a figure I have in that colour of a Tibetan Monk, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:04 AM

Two lovely balanced 'crops', and well exposed to show the detail. A handsome image!

Dave

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:14 AM

A helping hand Smile Moira.
Ron.

stevesloan
26 Sep 2012 - 11:21 AM

The daze was all that mead they were drinking.....Steve

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

Thought they were mono too Moira,until I saw the hint of colour.
Interesting how it changes colour with the light.
Well spotted,and like the ''chunky'' carved appearance of these figures.
Mick.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:59 AM

This is so beautiful. Amazing how much expression can be drawn from a piece of stone by the master carvers.

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 12:02 PM

Version 2 for me Moira as the expression on the sculptures face is wonderful.

Ken

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:19 PM

Thank you for your comment re:Bridging--- and for the link--- I can see how the two relate----a hint in the notion that all is related to all.

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:21 PM

Lovely capture of a fine, inspiring sculpture.
Is it the same one I saw at Holy Island church I wonder ?

B.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:26 PM

Barbara, the sculpture spent some time on Holy Island before being moved to Durham a few years ago.
Thanks everyone. I should add that V2 is in this instance more for information/amplification, as I have uploaded head-and-shoulder shots before.
Moira

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:35 PM

Ahh thanks for that reply (and the pm) Moira.
I'm glad to have seen it for myself then while on Holy Island.
It is wonderful.

B. Smile

gingerdelight
26 Sep 2012 - 1:49 PM

I thought I recognised this Moira - it's one of my favourite pieces of artwork too! I am looking forward to more!
Carol

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 2:39 PM

Seeing it close up like this really shows the wonderful detail. Like both versions, but think V1 wins it for me Wink
Trev Smile

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 3:39 PM

A wonderful sculpture, Moira, which you have captured perfectly, well cropped and wonderful feeling of texture in the image. Carol

JohnChambersPhotography

Well spotted Moira, when I saw the thumbnail I thought ...Moira/Bill, well I was half right, good lighting well picked out

John

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 4:34 PM

Love the detail.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 4:50 PM

I love all those angles.
Ann

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 5:33 PM

VERY nicely done Moira, has to be V1 for me though.

John Smile

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 8:08 PM

Lovely detail and texture Moira, Peter..

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:18 PM

Great pov love the detail in carving .
Rob

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:13 PM

I like this for the hands - well composed pic

aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 11:50 PM

Very emotional image, Moira!!!!!! AniaWink

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 2:57 PM

Superb crop in V1, wonderful detail Moira and as Ania has said - emotive!
Was watching a programme the other night that included a snippet about St Cuthbert and Durham Cathedral - Interesting History!

Sarah *

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:56 PM

'A Superlative & wonderful color Image Pair' ~ Peter Smile

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