Personal demons 3

By mrswoolybill
More little faces from the carved stone seat by the river in Durham. This is Kathedra by Colin Wilbourn. The seat above represents the calm sanctuary of the Cathedral, with demons swirling around the outside.
Again, a choice of b&w or colour. I love the tones in V2 but V1 is, well, darker. And that's why it's V1.
My thanks to everyone who voted and commented on yesterday’s upload, and apologies for spending very little time on the site. We had to travel down to Teesside, but we now have a colour printer that actually does what I tell it to without throwing tantrums; and I have three copies of the Northumbria in Bloom portfolio, except for a couple of pages, printed off.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Specialist and abstract

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PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
21 Jun 2011 8:08AM
Another interesting capture, Moira! They are certainly not attractive, in fact quite grotesque and ugly! Smile That's one long tongue! Smile

Nice tones and composition! Well processed!



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morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 8:10AM
Definitely the stuff of nightmares, superb textures and tones, for me it has to be V1.

dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 8:18AM
I like the shadows and lighting here Moira, and close up make them look so scary. I like both version.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
21 Jun 2011 8:18AM
They'll not win any beauty contests Moira! Smile

The mono version works best for me.


davewaine 9 135 3 England
21 Jun 2011 8:23AM
I like the guy on the right. The one on the left has just croaked, I think, and he caused it.

Ray42 8 3 England
21 Jun 2011 8:34AM
Two good uns Moira - a wee bit scary too
21 Jun 2011 8:58AM
Wonderfully tortured expressions Moira, I wonder what was going through the sculptures mind as he composed his work, I like both variants
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 9:07AM
Wonderful carvings beautifully captured. Glad all is well in the printing dept!
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
21 Jun 2011 9:11AM
You've met the inlaws then. Paul
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 9:30AM
bit gruesome but a great find well taken
The little patches of colour are quite magical and hard to dismiss but the monochrome version is so stark and harsh it tells the story better I feel.

mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 9:46AM

Quote:I like the guy on the right. The one on the left has just croaked, I think, and he caused it.
Dave, that's rather how I see it. The one on the right is definitely in control
Quote:.The little patches of colour are quite magical and hard to dismiss but the monochrome version is so stark and harsh it tells the story better I feel
That was my feeling, thanks Dougie.
Quote:You've met the inlaws then
No comment!
Cheers, everyone.
Alvar 9 23 2 France
21 Jun 2011 9:59AM
Beautiful capture Moira with nice textures. Like them both.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 10:12AM
The stuff of nightmares, especially V1! Well captured Moira, and I think I might go for the more beautiful tones of V2 today.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
21 Jun 2011 10:25AM
Good use of light and shade and I like the way the rays just skim over their right eyes. V1 but only just.
Dg 5 1
21 Jun 2011 11:15AM
the tragic, the grotesque, the sublime...hard for me to decide. Great exploration of the theme...
Richsr 9 91 223 England
21 Jun 2011 11:21AM
Certain have some interesting faces these stone carvings, inner demons of the artist prehaps.
Going with V1.
Regards Richard
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 11:38AM
A bit cruel with some of the comments about these handsome chaps Moira.
We all have days when perhaps we do not look our best.
Especially after a weekend.!!
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 11:54AM

Quote:We all have days when perhaps we do not look our best.
That's what I like, a kindly, sympathetic soul, an open mind. No prejudice against a fellow just because he's demonic...
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Jun 2011 12:39PM
V2 makes this image tell more-- my preference!

21 Jun 2011 12:41PM
b/w here : mysterious
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
21 Jun 2011 2:09PM
Mono - more dramatic, more mysterious, and more frightening - lots of mores......

I take it the blue light in v2 is reflected from stained glass? That's what kept me looking at that version a bit more, just wondering - if the blue hadn't been there, well pfft.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 2:33PM
Anne, this is a few minutes walk from the Cathedral, by the river, on the edge of a little clearing. Light was filtering through leaves. I think the blue tones really come from the sand grains stone itself when it catches the light at certain angles. I find the colour attractive but distracting, which is one reason why I've led with b&w.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
21 Jun 2011 2:54PM
'Artistic comp in the image frame,' & excellent color, tonality, & fine clarity, in both image renderings, Moira. The color version, v2, has a little more 'details hidden in the crevices & recesses of the sculpture,' and, therefore, evokes "more photographic impact," for me. Imaginative work, here, for sure.

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
21 Jun 2011 3:05PM
Don't you just have to wonder about the mind of the sculptor. What was he thinking? Well captured Moira, and mono for me............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
21 Jun 2011 4:22PM
Definitely the V1 mono for me today, Moira Wink
Trev Smile
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 5:36PM
Demons to the left of me, demons to the right.
Mono wins.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Jun 2011 6:09PM
I hope Danny and Mick gave you permission to upload their mugs on here!Wink lol The mono version works best for me
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
21 Jun 2011 6:36PM
V1 for me Moira, has more impact

AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
21 Jun 2011 6:58PM
It's no wonder cathedrals always had such carvings incorporated in the stonework somewhere - these demonic faces would certainly be enough to keep people on the paths of righteousness. V1 for me Moira, much more sinister Wink.
imagio 10 12 1 England
21 Jun 2011 8:52PM
Well it would keep the demons out, nice work Moira

bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
22 Jun 2011 10:21AM
excellent textures and tones....V1 is my fav of this great series
xwang 7 55 8
23 Jun 2011 4:34PM
Excellent light.I preferV1..
BonaFideNut 10 14 United States
26 Jul 2011 5:23PM
The lighting is cool in the way it hits up just enough of the face and puts the rest to shadow. I like your b&w conversion. Nice job.

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