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Also known as the "Waiting Soldier", he sits on a bench near the Town Hall in Cartagena, Spain.
He is a rather dejected looking man, apparently a soldier reporting for duty in the garrison.
The life-size bronze statue in uniform, head in hand, suggests "A Moment of Reflection".
Cartagena (pronounced car-ta-hay-na) is a Mediterranean city and major Spanish Naval Station, and boasts many beautiful statues and the natives like this type of art.
Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:12.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.4
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:The Sad Soldier
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:11 Jan 2013 - 5:38 PM
Tags:Architecture, Bronze, Cartagena, Sitting, Soldier, Spain, Statue
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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:40 PM

Love the detail in these Pamelajean wonderful captures.
Rob

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM

This is such a beautiful work of art Pamela ! Thanx for sharing the info as well. Two lovely photos Smile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Jan 2013 - 5:45 PM

Excellent detail captured in both Pamela,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:53 PM

A most beautiful statue, Pamela, two excellent captures. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:04 PM

Wonderful detail and rich tones captured of this statue bronze, Pamela: and a nice bit of info to accompany the two shots.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:10 PM

Excellent pin sharp studies .

Albert

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

remindidng me of the Civil War soldiers here in the US-- an excellent image!

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
11 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

Wonderful images - v1 for me.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 - 7:04 PM

Wonderful composition.

P.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

Beautifully captured. He does seem rather more than "pensive"!

Ann

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7414 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:41 PM

V2 for me, it's superb. The light, angles and tones balance, it seems more engaging and dynamic. I can talk to him...
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:41 PM

Spot on exposure and excellent detail, Pamela. The background is nicely defocussed and very complementary.

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:50 PM

Interesting sculpture Pamela, version 2 for me.

Ken

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thedon1941
11 Jan 2013 - 8:58 PM

Two fabulous portraits Pamela. Fantastic detail. Don

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 9:45 PM

Wondering what fate holds for him - must be an awful moment. Well captured - this conveys his fears very well.
Ann

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 11:26 PM

Great detail ,definition and separation in both shots ,my favourite set of the series so far.

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snappersue
12 Jan 2013 - 4:37 AM

Very thought provoking. Two good images. Sue

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

Wonderful detail, I like both pov's especially against that lovely backdrop.
Carole

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 8:24 AM

Two super shots. the separation from the background and rendering of the bronze is brilliant.

Nick

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 12:04 PM

Lovely detail and well composed Pamela. I love V2
Jim

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:41 PM

Wonderful statue! Very good shots of it, Pamela, especially V2 - I love the illumination there.

Andrew

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:32 PM

A wonderful piece of work, and your captures have really brought out the detail, tones and textures Smile
Trev Smile

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
12 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

a beautiful work of art and info, v1 for me

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 5:07 PM

Beautiful detail and colour. I like the DOF... it made the Soldier stand out...One thought about V1,Pamela. What about crop off the top a little to the top arch on the right side?

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 5:50 PM

Beautiful shot with a well supporting background. I like V2 best, mostly because the sculpture works better from the front, I think.
Rende

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Jan 2013 - 6:03 PM

Glad to see you are back on form, hope you are fully recovered! Pamela, like this bronze but then I like bronzes anyway big or small, yes he looks rather dejected bit like I felt when I was called up lol. I like the background also adds to the shots, both are up to your normal high standard so it's both for me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 9:02 PM

Excellent detailSmile
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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

Well taken image, enough bg not to distract from the main subject and still enough to show that there is a great cathedral at the back.
Johanna

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

superb detail. exposure is spot on to bring out the detail in all parts of the subject. Very poignant. paul

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
13 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

In v2 looks it like he is wearing a mobile phone, but I guess that was not the fact. A great statue

Peter

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 3:08 PM

Two super Versions Pamela. Immaculate detail/clarity in both images - it's like being there.
Brian.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Superb image Pamela . Think I like No 2 the full faced version best , but that is being picky as they are both good xxxSmileSmile xx

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

A very sad looking but beautifully sculptured stone statue Pamela, the detail has been recorded impecably

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 11:13 PM

Remembered that I have the matching song for this image. I hope you like it.



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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 7:50 PM

This is what I have looked like during the last few days!......Looking out of my window wishing the snow would go away!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Seriously though, 2 excellent capturesGrin
Ryan

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