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Even statues feel the cold. Smile Here's King George II all snuggly in his onesie.
From the Naval College at Greenwich on Saturday, looking up to the Observatory. It was freezing and the Thames had risen so much it was washing over the edge as you can see in Vs 1 and 2. I think the Barrier was up too, so doubly worrying. Boris - get yer thinking cap on.....

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Winter Coat
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:17 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, Landscape / travel, London, Photo journalism
Votes:40
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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Excellent documentary set.
Rende

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:38 PM

Never mind Boris getting his thinking cap on Chris.
He will need a decent haircut before he can do that !!
I quite like Boris though.
He talks a lot of crap just like me !!
Mick.

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64942 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:38 PM

Good to have you back Mick. Grin

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM

V1 is interesting. I've seen statues wrapped up for the winter but never with a crown left out in the cold on top!
V2 & V3 - scary. We were talking only last night of visiting Greenwich, hope it dries out first!
Moira

cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114298 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Great PJ shotGrin

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

I must admit to enjoying a good laugh at V1, worthy of a Silly Sunday Smile
V2 and V3 are indeed worrying.
At least Mick is on form!
Bill

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

The pigeons will be disappointed, Chris, too slippery to landGrin. A shock to see the Thames so high, very worrying Sad Carol

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43884 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 2:55 PM

Three great documentary/reportage images Chris. It certainly is a worrying sight seeing the River Thames creeping over its banks like a sly old fox into a chicken coop.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 3:11 PM

Big water~

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

Seeing images like this makes me think how lucky we are where I live, not getting extremes of weather. It's certainly thermal undies weather, though....Wink
A fine set of images, Chris Smile
Trev Smile

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

Serious contender for flooding at this time and not a Spring high tide !! Very reportage Chris.
Ron.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

A fine set.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

better pack the wellies then ?????????????

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51244 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:27 PM

I've never seen a statue so wrapped, and I haven't seen the Thames so high either. Well captured, Chris.

Dave

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:43 PM

That is very high water in V2 and V3. Wonder in the cold if the statue could crack........Sandy

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91952 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:54 PM

All wrapped up - is that to prevent it cracking in the cold - V2&3 not a good looking situation but Boris will sort it.Wink

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:06 PM

Coordinated belt and braces SmileSmile
Well documented set of photos
Helen

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 1:25 PM

That's a lot of water - excellent reportageSmile
Carole

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 4:17 PM

Whoa...scary about the Thames!

Love the statue in his onesie, Chris Grin

Andrew

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 9:09 PM

Bit like Venice then!
and a bit of a worry too
like all three images Chris
Lillian

maggietear
18 Jan 2013 - 11:35 PM

There's always so much to photograph in Greenwich, you captured old George all wrapped up for the winter!
Maggie

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Jan 2013 - 12:17 PM

I recognized king george Ii Tongue

joking...

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
19 Jan 2013 - 1:18 PM

Great set of images- very well taken.......Grin

Hop-A-Long
20 Jan 2013 - 10:28 AM

I never even thought the statues would need protection, you take it for granted that they will weather well, obviously the extreme cold could damage them beyond repair. I do like his coat and I am wondering where I can get one from.Grin
The Thames being that high certainly is worrying, I hope it is not a sign of things to come.

Andy

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

SmileSmileSmile
Seriously in fits. Love your description,too.

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