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Know then thyself ...

By Ericsamson
And now for something completely ... serious ... well sort of ! This is a detail of a model of York Minster's Chapter House roof in which the figure of a mason is shown to provide a sense of scale. The versions show the original image and the entire model. I thought I would play around with it in Affinity and be cheeky enough to upload it for consideration. (Oh alright then, a laugh!) A line from Alexander Pope came to me which seemed appropriate; 'Know then thyself presume not God to scan the proper study of mankind is man'.
Many thanks for the very generous responses to my last upload and for the UA's - PM's sent.
Very best wishes for the weekend, G. SmileSmileSmile
Must dash, right hand about to dro ...... (thud .............)

Tags: Low light Specialist and abstract York minster Saturday shadows Model of Chapter House

Voters: Saastad, DicksPics, leo_nid and 24 more

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Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
9 Nov 2019 1:58PM
Very fine detail shot Graham!
Good work!

Arne Smile
9 Nov 2019 2:08PM
i hope i do not disappoint you if i say that i love the original image in v.1
9 Nov 2019 2:10PM
So that's what you been up to in your shed, Graham!!
I like the 'self-portrait' sculptures!!SmileSmileSmile
Three well taken/processed and interesting images.

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 2:35PM
Appealing and very well seen...
Isabel GrinGrin
bluesandtwos 12 528 1 England
9 Nov 2019 2:44PM
The first picture, old chap, is really rather good!!!Smile

May I humbly suggest Grip fix for the fallen hand. I will ask Matron to pop out and purchase some on your behalf.

Trust things internally are on the mend.

Dave aka Bertie

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
9 Nov 2019 2:58PM
A very impressive structure, a fine trio, Graham 👍 I'm with Leo, and go for V1 over the lead 😃
Trev 😃
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
9 Nov 2019 3:01PM
Fascinating... always believe there are little people inside complex machinery 😁😁
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 3:08PM
Interesting set and like the others V1 for me. You could ask the mason to knock up a hand while he's on a mead break.
Peter Grin
9 Nov 2019 3:14PM
V1 it is then!!! Many thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated! SmileSmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 3:28PM
The main upload for me.
Medieval cathedrals were always intended to make us feel very, very small.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
9 Nov 2019 3:43PM
V1 has a more clean cut image plus it is framed better with the out-of-focus woodwork.
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
9 Nov 2019 4:09PM
Been to York Minster many times. The Chapter House is always one of the highlights of a visit.
It's a magnificent place and well worth a couple of visits at least.
The model of the roof timbers is a work of art in it's own right. Not sure why
the chap in the model has his head on the wrong way round though. Perhaps
he was doing a bad impersonation of Zaphod Beeblebrox. SmileSmile
Have a spiffing weekend young Graham, mind you don't step on your fingers Blush

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 4:11PM
. . . and to thyself be true . . . ???
The opener for me, too, please.

And please no superglue, Graham. As well as sticking your hand back on i risks sticking both hands together. Matron would not be happy!
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
9 Nov 2019 4:11PM
For a mason, he has tiny hands and feet.
With my weird tastes and tendencies, I lean towards favouring the lead image.
9 Nov 2019 4:27PM
I like these images, interesting.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 9:11PM
Never got to York, must put it on the list. An interesting viewing.Smile
10 Nov 2019 7:16AM
A fascinating and well taken set, Graham.


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