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James Martin Memorial Fountain

By uggyy    
The James Martin Memorial Fountain was built by Walter Macfarlane & Co (fl. 1849-1965, its located now at Glasgow Green, near the People's Palaceand was erected: 1893-4.


James Henderson Martin (1815-92) Seems to have been a very highly regarder person in Glasgow, holding various positions in the community. There used to be a bust of the Gentleman but it was take away for safty and then lost :-(

Anyway, enough history, I took this picture a little while back and thought I would put the final touches to it. Smile

Showing in the back is a typical Glasgow tenemant building, made of the red sandstone.

All the Best, Tommy

(Lot of this information was from the www.glasgowsculpture.com site) Its funny the places you walk past a hunder times and miss.

Tags: Glasgow Architecture Glasgow green James martin memorial fountain

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cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
30 Jan 2007 11:19PM
I've only ever made flying visits to Glasgow and not stopped long enough to have a good look round (I tend to stick to Edinburgh). Maybe next time I'm up there I'll take a closer look.
G73photography 16 417 15 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 11:55PM
well worked, looks very effective, G
affleck 16 194 Scotland
30 Jan 2007 11:55PM
I used to live along the road from that!!
uggyy 16 2.1k 9 Scotland
31 Jan 2007 12:13AM
You should Cat, there a lot here to see....

Thanks peeps, not expecting this to be to everyones taste but I like to experiment and be varied.

Tommy
stevenb Plus
19 282 7 England
31 Jan 2007 12:34AM
You've made a good job of this image Tommy, I like how you've captured all the details in the window refections, pin sharp, was it an HDR ?

Bill
uggyy 16 2.1k 9 Scotland
31 Jan 2007 12:58AM
Yes but 1 raw image did +2, +1, 0, -1, -2 and then tone mapped a little ott and then did a few fun things to get it to where I wanted it.

Tommy
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
31 Jan 2007 7:55AM
I like the processing and the colours Tommy, but this one is all a bit busy for me. The detail in the foreground is fighting with the detail in the background IMO.

Hey-ho Sad

Dave.
Stewy 15 103 2 England
31 Jan 2007 11:26AM
Agree with Dave, fountain tends to get lost in the background.

Martyn
Boagman65 15 2 1 Scotland
3 Feb 2007 8:06PM
Hey Tom. We 're just wondering if you have any shots taken with your long lenses showing the background with less definition? The building is great but perhaps you could have struck a nicer balance between the two with a little blur.

We like it all the same.

Yer pal Tony.... over at my pal Andys.
uggyy 16 2.1k 9 Scotland
4 Feb 2007 12:02PM
No I was quite close to it at the time. More a grab shot to be honest, liked the tones and building Smile Might revisit and try this again.

Tommy

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