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A Game of Chess

By TrevBatWCC    
This sculpture of two Kings of Mann and the Isles who had strong links to Ramsey is located in the Courthouse grounds in Parliament Street. King Godred Crovan, also known as King Orry, and his son, the statesman King Olaf, are depicted in the sculpture, the work of local artist Amanda Barton (you may remember my upload on 2nd May of the sculpture of George Formby by her).
The piece was commissioned by Ramsey Town Commissioners in 2000 to mark the passing into the new millennium and references the change through the images of the old warrior King Orry and the politically astute young King Olaf playing chess. King Olaf appears to be playing classical chess whilst his father, leaning across the board, plays the game as if it were the more aggressive ancient Viking game of Merels, symbolising the move from old ways to new.
Again, not a lot of colour in the scene, so it's back to mono mode again, which works better.
In response to Graham's comments in my previous upload of the ironmonger's shop, no, I didn't go inside and ask for fork handles...or four candles... 😁
Seems to be all change on the EPZ format today....
(image taken 19/03/2020)

Raw image processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, mono conversion in Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro 2, and tweaked Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Street Sculpture Black and white Ramsey Isle of man chess game Kings of Man

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
21 May 2020 10:17AM
You're a Grand Master if photography 😁😉

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21 May 2020 10:21AM
Fine image and write-up here Trev, fascinating to see and beautifully processed.

Dave 🙂
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 11:21AM
This makes a superb mono Trev and well observed story of the father & son.
You take in a lot of information on your travels.
How do you remember it all?
KateGrin
21 May 2020 11:46AM
Great mono image, I guess that's going to be a long, long game. Love the story too.
Sylvia
21 May 2020 12:03PM
I think this works brilliantly in mono Trev. Great image.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
21 May 2020 12:09PM
Wonderful mono Trev, and equally interesting narrative.
Have a great weekend
Geoff
21 May 2020 1:15PM
as others noted, an interesting write-up and beautiful processing
21 May 2020 1:32PM
Excellent image
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
21 May 2020 2:12PM
Very interesting write up Trev. Love their expressions, so real. Great image.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 3:25PM
Mono works beautifully Trev, and a great narrative.
Peter
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 3:51PM
Clever sculptures. Well captured.
Carole
saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
21 May 2020 5:17PM
He seems to be looking at his opponent and saying, "Get out of that, then!"Wink
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 8:26PM
Wonderful sculpture... Great shot Trev !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
21 May 2020 8:32PM
With the shield and dagger I can see this turning into battle chess!
21 May 2020 8:36PM
Wonderful, Trev - looks like the 'stare-out' before a boxing match!!
I wonder if they came to blows!!SmileSmileSmile

RichardSmile
21 May 2020 9:22PM
Beautiful mono tones Trev, excellent POV and a very interesting presentation.

LorySmile
Lovely mono image Trev and a very interesting narrative.
Carol
Super image Trev

Carole
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
22 May 2020 6:24PM
A smashing sculpture and well captured
Ju
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
23 May 2020 4:28PM
Mono suits very well
23 May 2020 9:56PM
Excellent image Trev..Lin

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