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A carving of ..

By xwang
I couldn't supply information about the figure, it was taken in the street of Durham through the gap of a metal fence when I passed by. It's a three bracketing HDR, the face part of the figure and its behind was brightened up on PS. I tried to remove the wood shelter,but it didn't look right,so I left it as it was, slightly cropped the right, top and bottom...Thanks for looking, all comments&critisms are welcome.

Tags: General Wood Religion Carving

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Apr 2013 10:30AM
A lovely photo of this amazing sculpture Jasmine ! Well done Smile

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19 Apr 2013 11:10AM

Quote:A lovely photo of this amazing sculpture Jasmine ! Well done Smile

I totally agree, Jasmine.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
19 Apr 2013 12:52PM
A great capture, well doneGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Apr 2013 4:11PM
I like the shelter, Jasmine, it frames the figure head well, just needs a little bit more of it. A wonderful carving.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 5:42PM
A wonderful example of the woodcarvers craftsmanship, although quite crude the figure is easily recognisable and very well capture Jasmine

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
19 Apr 2013 5:57PM
Wonderful textures in this image, Jasmine.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 9:44PM
An interesting wooden carving, Jasmine, probably a religious figure like Christ. If the shelter was specifically for the figure, you could have included it, but you were probably going in close for detail on the carving. The shelter serves to give the facial features a dark background and make them well defined.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Apr 2013 10:25PM
I like it, especially the facial expression.
xwang 9 56 8
20 Apr 2013 9:55AM
Thank you Dave.
Thank you Pamela. I did take one with the whole shelter on .. I'll upload the first taken for you to have a look. But I couldn't get away from the metal fence, and I wanted to see more detail of the carving.. So I tried the second. Maybe I shouldn't crop off the right, but there was a lower wall showed the sky.. I thought it might be a distraction ...Thanks again.
Thank you all.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 1:16PM
It's a sculpture of St Cuthbert, the 7th Century monk from Lindisfarne (Holy Island). For a while it stood on the island, and it has also had a spell in the courtyard within Durham Cathedral's cloisters. And it's very difficult to photograph because of the angle through the railings - I've tried several times. You did well to get this! It's in the graveyard of St Mary-le-bow, which is now a brass-rubbing centre, and as far as I know there's no access to view it up close.
Leave the wood shelter, but I'd be inclined to crop off just that triangle of blue sky top left, apart from being a distraction in breaks the sense of privacy, protection that the wood gives.
xwang 9 56 8
20 Apr 2013 3:19PM
Thank you very much Moira for your information.
Yes, it seemed inside of the it a museum belong to Durham university?
I agree with you about the cropping. I tried to clone off the front shelter, but the half shelter left there didn't make sense. So I left it, but when I rolled it up a bit to get your version, it is better!

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