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Living Statue

By TrevBatWCC    
Wandering around the centre of Truro, I came across this living statue outside the library, so had to grab a couple of shots! I couldn't decide which to lead with, so uploaded in the order taken. I rather prefer the interaction with the little girl in V1, but it's just a pity about the headless man in the background, behind the 'statues' head!

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop Elements 11.

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

Trev Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Cornwall Living statue Truro Christmas eve

Voters: digital_boi, PhilT2, gwynn56 and 38 more

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12 Jan 2015 10:54AM
two good images Trev well suited to the processing

barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 11:09AM
2 beauties
great processing for sire
V1 for a vote today
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
12 Jan 2015 11:09AM
Superb captures, Trev, and your processing is wonderful.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 11:10AM
V1 definitely for the story.

Re the headless man - he's not too obtrusive because of his grey clothing, but I reckon he could be satisfactorily cloned out with a bit of care. Use vertical lines from the East shop front just to the left, and stone textures from immediately above the 'statue''s head.

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NatsDad 8 5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 11:22AM
Very nice work.V1 for me....
Trev_B 16 151 68 England
12 Jan 2015 11:27AM
Yes V2 some too, they are both nice and very well manipulated Trev.

CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 11:38AM
That's one of the best 'real' statues I have seen! Well captured too Trev.
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
12 Jan 2015 11:56AM
I always find these characters quite fascinating and am attracted to getting shots of them but seldom manage to get such uncluttered images as you have achieved, Trev.
The interaction with the wee lass in V 1 makes it my favourite.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
12 Jan 2015 11:56AM
These living statues are popular here during the Fringe Trev.
They certainly come alive when they are collecting the money !!
Good shots.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
12 Jan 2015 12:05PM
Mods enabled, Moira! Wink
Trev Smile
12 Jan 2015 12:28PM
Great captures.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
12 Jan 2015 12:36PM
Excellent work Moira, it's better than I could have done! Improves it no end SmileSmile
Trev Smile
12 Jan 2015 12:40PM
2 Beautiful photos witch wonderful colours with great attention to detail excellent photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
telstar500 13 5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 1:02PM
To me, No 1 shot is far and away the best. A classic street scene handled very well. Everything's good about it. Didn't even notice the headless man at first and certainly doesn't spoil the picture for me. Well done.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
12 Jan 2015 1:07PM
Urrgggghhh. The scourge of our high streets! But two good captures Trev, and V1 for the interaction.
telstar500 13 5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 1:08PM
And well done to mrswoolybill. Very expertly done. I was going to try my hand at making the man disappear but I couldn't better that.

cats_123 Plus
19 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
12 Jan 2015 2:54PM
V1 for the interaction. Well seen 😆
Mozzytheboy 12 710 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 3:18PM
I am a fan of tone-mapping and it would seem as if this one is just perfect!

Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 3:44PM
Agree with you Trev, V1 is my winner too
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
12 Jan 2015 4:59PM
Well captured, Trev, but i'm with Chris (Slowsong). They're like an alien invasion in London now!

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2015 5:36PM
Scary guy to bump into if you've had one to many. Mind you, could sober you up darn quick. Must admit this guy looks incredible and an excellent capture Trev.
12 Jan 2015 6:01PM
A great pair of images Trev, I find some of these statues quite scary but they are great to photo.

Mary Grin
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
12 Jan 2015 6:28PM
You shouldn't have mentioned the headless Man Trev - I didn't notice him. My attention was directed to the proud Dad watching his daughter.
Both shots are so very good.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
12 Jan 2015 8:51PM
V1 and captured the moment well here Trev
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2015 4:35AM
Bravo! Two unique and spectacular images! Grin
V1 for the priceless candid moment caught, V2 for a better look at the street artist! Grin

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