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'A Reflective Approach'

By TrevBatWCC    
Had a trip over to Leeds on Easter Monday, the weather still being warm & sunny, and started off in the Leeds Dock area (formerly known as Clarence Dock). I've captured this sculpture a few times in the past, but it still begs to be photographed when around there!
'A Reflective Approach' is a sculpture created by Kevin Atherton in 2007. It consists of two life-size bronze figures pushing two reflective stainless steel spheres towards a canal, depicting the continually struggling human form. As the figure pushes the ball closer to the canal side the ball increases in size and thus, in the manner of Sisyphus, increases the difficulty of the task. The smaller one, at 2 metres in diameter stands a few metres away from the canal; this 3-metre diameter one being by the water's edge.
The version was taken from the other side of the sphere. Thought both worked better in mono.

Many thanks to Jeff (Cats_123), Graham (Ericsamson), Kate (Irishkate) and Richard (DicksPics) for their User Awards on my previous upload Anders Flanderz One-Man Band , and also to Isabel (Chinga) for her Award on my earlier upload Fairground Attraction, and to Arne (Saastad) for his Award on my earlier upload The Caricaturist, most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, mono conversion in Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro 2, and tweaked in Photoshop Elements 14.

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

Trev 😀

Tags: Sculpture Reflections Sphere Leeds Specialist and abstract Easter monday Leeds dock

Voters: LoryC, cats_123, adagio and 43 more

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 May 2019 11:51AM
Fine capture 😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 12:05PM
Excellent images and content Trev...
Love the reflections... Isabel GrinGrin
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
17 May 2019 12:19PM
Excellent captures of this interesting artistic installation Trev
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
17 May 2019 1:23PM
A fascinating concept. I like the close up especially. It shows off the sculptor's talent.
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
17 May 2019 1:40PM
Great shot Trev. Lovely composition and reflections and fine processing!

Arne Smile
17 May 2019 1:49PM
Excellent images
rhfoto 5 2
17 May 2019 3:59PM
Superb captures, Trev, love the title too.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
17 May 2019 4:09PM
Where are you Trev? Have you cloned yourself out? Grin
17 May 2019 4:49PM
Always to good to go back and photograph these huge steel balls, both are fine Mono photos. I do like the close crop in the version.

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 5:24PM
Impressive piece of sculpture Trev. A David Bowie look alike.
Peter Grin
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
17 May 2019 6:06PM
Reflective to a point eh Trev, a serious case of the missing photographer Wink, nicely taken as the norm' with interesting narrative....
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
17 May 2019 7:16PM
Pleasure to drag this to 30 Trev.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 7:25PM
A bit of mythology combined with the fun of reflections.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 7:53PM
Splendid exhibits and esp. love your lead shot.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2019 8:37PM
Excellent work Trev SmileSmile
I think a Fantastic Approach is more apt.



RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
18 May 2019 6:16AM
What fascinating sculptures and I appreciate your intro with the information there, Trev: the subject looks great in this presentation.
Interesting sculptures and two excellent images Trev.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
18 May 2019 10:42PM
ruurd 10 260 Netherlands
20 May 2019 12:31PM
great photo greetings ruurd
24 Jun 2019 9:35PM
Excellent mono set and great reflections.


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