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A fish out of water, bum, bum!

By Jasper87  
A final look and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and another free plug for them from me.

The light wasn't the best so I pushed and pulled the sliders on processing v1 for a bit of impact.

v1 is something (looks like a flat fish to me Smile) by Yinka Shonibare. His works occupied the whole of one gallery but each with an attendant and a sign saying No Photography!! Fortunately this one was outside. f9, 1/1600sec, Iso 400, @24mm. (Shutter speed seems a bit excessive .... no excuses)

v2 and v3 are a couple of bum shots ( by Henry Moore and Sophie Ryder respectively)


Tags: Moore Ysp Specialist and abstract Sculptures Ryder Shonibare

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12 Jul 2013 8:57AM
Fish out of water ... These figures do not remind me of Mary of Egypt ... Wink
Excellent set, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:59AM
Interesting set here Dave. I'm drawn to the composition in version two with the figures in the distance.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Jul 2013 9:05AM
Three super images Dave !! I really like whatever V1 is - so bright and colourful Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Jul 2013 9:07AM
Your processing has certainly resulted in a very vibrant image at V 1, Dave: not sure what it reminds me of but whatever it is it has taken a nose dive into the groundWinkWink
Henry Moore's work is always so recognisable and like Ken I find the inclusion of the two figures just completes the composition.
Some years back we had about 6 of his large pieces on display all summer in the field next to the Burrell Collection.
As for V 3 I must come back and see what sort of remarks are made by some of our wittier contributors.
This Yorkshire Sculpture Park must be a delight to visit with so many different photo opportunities as you have shown.
12 Jul 2013 9:09AM
Nice set Dave, love the colours in v1 at first glance thought it was a kite.... Very nice image, v2 and 3 are the way I feel after eating to much on holiday.. Lol.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
12 Jul 2013 9:09AM
Very colourful v1, three great statues, or what they should be called

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 9:15AM
3 nice images Dave, V1 for me, looks like something being pulled into a black hole, food for thoughtSmile

9 10 10 England
12 Jul 2013 9:23AM
Thought you'd taken up kite flying when first spotting the thumbnail! Interesting and of course well captured.Smile
12 Jul 2013 9:24AM
3 super compositions Dave, like the detail captured in all ,
12 Jul 2013 9:32AM
Very good - and I especially like the Henry Moores.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 9:42AM
I do like V3..

Good set of captures v2 takes my eye, like the comp with the two figures coming into the shot.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 Jul 2013 10:02AM
Colourful additions Dave.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 10:10AM
Great colours in the subject and countryside. Well done Dave.
12 Jul 2013 10:38AM
A beautiful trio esp. v1
Regards Ely
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 10:49AM
wonderful set dave belting colour and detail v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
12 Jul 2013 11:11AM
Colourful, composed and cheeky!! Fine set Dave!! I like them all!!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:21AM
Excellent set
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:23AM
Three excellent shots. I love the contrast between the brightly coloured sculpture and the brooding sky in V1 and the POV's in V's 2 & 3, but for me the star shot is V2. Reasons, 1) Henry Moore is my absolute favourite sculptor 2) The context and landscape are shown beautifully and 3) the couple add scale and the human touch.

I really must make the effort to drive the few miles to this wonderful resource.
12 Jul 2013 11:29AM
must admit Dave i'm very fond of V1 nice bright clean capture...I do tust that V2 was your about to get back intae yer box laddie dinna kern who let ye oot but he/she is trouble as for V3 yes it does look big in thatTongueWink

Him up north
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:32AM
You'll be heading for the Tower with titles like this and taking illicit photos!
What would George Orwell have to say about all thes e'o Photography' signs?
Pretty impressive sculpture and well processed in V1.
Good bum shots - is this an oxymoron?
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
12 Jul 2013 11:37AM
No Photography......what a bummer.............SadSadSad

I don't see how they can stop people taking pictures, camera phones are so small and what will they do if someone does take a picture..............hang, draw and quarter them..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:43AM
Three most interesting and certainly well composed and exposed photographs Dave. Not quite sure about a fish out of water, but still it is a beautiful example of modern sculpture which works extremely well in its given environment.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
12 Jul 2013 12:24PM
Excellent images. My Users Award for V1.
12 Jul 2013 12:38PM
It's all been said. I like V2, partly for the sculpture, partly because of the three I think it's the most complete and successful as an image.
debu 8 India
12 Jul 2013 1:13PM
Lovely images.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
12 Jul 2013 1:36PM
not much to add Dave.I probably like V2 best because of the inclusion of the people.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Jul 2013 1:39PM
V2 is the winner for me, love the inclusion of the two figures she must be watching--- waiting their arrival!

must be an interesting park!
12 Jul 2013 2:05PM
Three wonderful images Dave V1 for me
12 Jul 2013 2:27PM
Excellent captures, Dave, so sharp and beautifully composed!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Jul 2013 3:14PM
I'm liking your processing on v1, but I'm with Jenn on my favorite being v2. Her observation is spot on.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
12 Jul 2013 3:28PM
Great set Dave V1 is fantastic , but V2 has to be the standout image. Well done GrinGrin

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jul 2013 3:37PM
I don't think this sculpture park is high on my list of places to visit, Dave, some very strange things on show Wink Carol
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 4:30PM
Excellent trio, Dave but the standout image, for me, has to be v1 with those vivid colours - wonderful.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 5:47PM
Three super images, Dave, v1 luv the colours and patterns, v3 a shapely figure that I found quite eroticBlush until I saw the ears. LOL. However I found v2 to be my fav, the human interest really lifts the image, your timing was spot on.
Nice work as always.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
I think v3 should have been posted in the adult sectionWink. LOL.
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Good for you, Dave. I love YSP, Bretton Hall and the landscape; been there many times for exhibitions and Art Conferences. I particularly like V1.

12 Jul 2013 5:59PM
Fantastic images Dave, V1 is my favourite though. GrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 6:05PM
It reminds me of a stingray Mr Brush!
I love V3Grin
12 Jul 2013 7:01PM
Love Sculpture Parks Dave, and this looks a good'n.

John Wink
Great vivid colour in V1 as a contract to the threatening sky.. Nice placement of the two figures in V2.,, nice rear views in the last two! Wink
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 7:13PM
Great mixed set, looks a good place to visitSmile

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 7:24PM
An excellent and very interesting set of images. You have been a good ambassador for the park and really encouraged me to visit this place! Thank you!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 7:26PM
Well we got there today, Dave. Steaming hot but heavy with uninteresting light and 10000s of school groups (all very well behaved but everywhere you looked). A few details to follow, sometime.
You have a good set here with more sky detail than we saw all day!
12 Jul 2013 7:38PM
Three well detailed images, Dave - V2 is my favourite, today - the two people on them left bring the image to life!

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:04PM
All that's missing is Basil brush! V1 wins it Dave the colours are wonderful a great capture !
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:28PM
Guess where we went today...
Oh Bill's already said.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:46PM
Good strong colours and well sharp, interesting versions of the monuments
12 Jul 2013 9:04PM
Three excellent captures Dave. Wonderful colours and detail, V1 is my favourite Smile
Hi Dave, I like this composition, the sky is great, and the sharpness is excellentSmileSmileSmile Well doneSmileSmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 9:45PM
Has to be the last one for me Dave..very artistically captured
hope tonight was a success?
xwang 9 56 8
12 Jul 2013 10:22PM
Beautiful set, V1 is my the clarity and colour..looks like it's flying, wonderful compositon.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
12 Jul 2013 11:38PM
A great series, Dave. After seeing all 3 I finally understood your title. Smile

13 Jul 2013 11:46AM
Love the comp and the colours are spot on love it
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 2:13PM
I like the Big Rabbit a lot! Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Jul 2013 2:30PM
Wow...absolutely LOVE the shot in V2, Dave! The focus and composition are WONderful Smile

Excellent shot in V3. Who's the rabbit? Very nice bum.

I gotta tell you...before I read your descrip, I thought V1 was a shot of a massive kite which had crash landed GrinGrinGrin

The slidering worked well 'cos the light and colour in V1 look great!

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Jul 2013 3:50PM
Knew it had to be the YSP when I saw the thumbnail! Great set - not seen V1 or V2 before, but the wabbit was there on my last visit...Wink
Trev Smile
13 Jul 2013 3:57PM
Three super images
13 Jul 2013 7:22PM
great images! must visit here. gx
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 9:47PM
Nice trio and I especially like the colours in v1.
13 Jul 2013 10:48PM
Like number two ; my kind of woman.The big rabbit,I'm sure I've seen in an outdoor exhibition in Bath,a couple of years ago.Grin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Jul 2013 11:20AM
Lovely set Dave; I particularly like the way you set off V1 and 2 against their natural surroundings.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:28PM
I particularly like V2 Dave. The statue appears to be waiting anxiously for the arrival of the approaching couple.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 2:58AM
Love the vibrant colours in V1...
But the "creme de la creme" are those gorgeous curvations and voluptious V2 and V3! Grin WOW...
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 5:01AM
Love the vibrant impact of V1 especially against the darker sky. Great set John. paul
17 Jul 2013 6:05AM
Excellent bum captures - and find v1 entertaining too! Why would a sculptor not want his work photographed? A
20 Jul 2013 10:46PM
Love the vibrants in V1 but the others made me smile,excellent..Lin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Aug 2013 11:34PM
V2 is that Mikbee's beloved Big Aggie perchance?!Tongue

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