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By redstag  
I got to Winchester early on Friday, before the Cathedral had opened. So after a few exterior shots and a coffee I got into the cathedral.
As I was taking this I noticed I had been shooting at 1600 all morning, D'oh!
So this was the first shot I took at 100 ISO, had to retake the Gromley statue. It was an all together disappointing visit, I felt a little uninspired, especially as the building was been cleaned so there was an army of faithful polishers and cleaners around making grand shots awkward.
I tried a couple of approaches with this to get it right, there is some HDR, a straightforward conversion and a really underexposed shot to make this work. Did a bit of tone-mapping too.

I toyed with making this an adult shot, the subject is a little disturbing. I know nothing about the sculpture or the sculptor, but it struck me as a powerful subject.

I hope you enjoy the shot.


Tags: Sculpture Architecture Skeleton Landscape and travel Winchester cathedral Side aisle

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VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2007 5:55PM
Well exposed and ever so slightly weird - gets my vote!


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Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
24 Jun 2007 6:01PM
That sculpture is weird.Makes you think whats going on in the heads of these people.
Great shot Jon and I agree very powerful.
Wooly 11 112 4 England
24 Jun 2007 6:18PM
Very nice work Jon.

p100 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2007 6:45PM
nicely controlled in post production, good composition, well presented and what a great little sculpture, love it.

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
24 Jun 2007 6:51PM
These images are well worth taking because they are only there fora short time. Unusual maybe but great lighting and image Jon. Ron.
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2007 7:08PM
Striking and surreal.
Ganto 10 769 2 Ireland
24 Jun 2007 9:12PM
Nice lighting and a painted look to the walls at the rear.
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2007 9:43PM
One of the joys of Winchester are the superb wall paintings. Thanks Ganto for the comment.
24 Jun 2007 11:12PM
I'm gonna have to look into HDR and tone mapping. This is just great - and the rest of your portfolio for that matter. Think I'll try the 'techniques' section and see what it's all about

Mounters 9 85 2 England
25 Jun 2007 9:05AM
So pleased that even the master has days like the rest of us however our bad days end up in the bin yours are superb. is that the mark of genius?
well done superb shot
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2007 10:31AM
You are making me blush!
Thanks for the comment.
wamp 10 276 8 England
25 Jun 2007 12:44PM
Very strange! But grabs the eye

SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
25 Jun 2007 7:12PM
Altogether bizarre, Jon. Unsettling, too.

Not visited for some time as internet access is somewhat patchy, but you have some excellent work in your PF.
shortski 10 3 1 England
25 Jun 2007 8:57PM
Bizarre and slightly disturbing, but very appealing, a great shot and powerful image...jojo
25 Jun 2007 10:43PM
Yes, there is some genius in it...
Great composition alltogether.
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 5:48PM
love it jon , master tec composition and macabre.the underexposed blend just adds to the question , who , why , would be interested to know who the poor soul was!

glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 9:53AM
Slightly disturbing, but totally fascinating! Seems like such an unusual sculpture to be in that setting. Love all the detail in/on the floors and walls in this.


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