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Silent Prayer

By mistere
A detail from one of two works by Durham sculptor, Fenwick Lawson, from the Sculpture Garden of Durham Museum and Heritage Centre.
This is from a work called 'Cuthbert of Farne'. It was created in 1984 from a piece of elm tree from the grounds of Durham Cathedral.
There is also a bronze casting of the sculpture on show at the Abbey on Lindisfarne.
Lawson is probably better known for his work, 'The Journey'. A bronze casting of which can be seen outside the 'Gala Theatre', also in Durham.
With grateful thanks to Bill and Moira, for their time, their excellent company and for sharing their local knowledge with a couple of tourists from the Midlands.

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Fenwick lawson Cuthbert of Farne

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Comments


woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2021 11:16AM
Startlingly powerful, David, with the tightly-clasped fingers highlighted by your mono treatment that also emphasises the lines of the hands. Excellent.

Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2021 11:17AM
Now I was looking at the face, I didn't see this! Beautifully done.
14 Jul 2021 11:53AM
Wow! An outstanding image Smile
14 Jul 2021 1:18PM
VERY nicely photographed and processed, Dave you've given those hands a story of their own along with the perfect title.

JohnSmile
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
14 Jul 2021 1:24PM
Amazing contrast pic, like !!

Sherman GrinGrin
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
14 Jul 2021 3:04PM
A glorious piece of wood carving, and shown to great effect with your mono treatment.
Ian
BobbyMS Plus
4 4 1
14 Jul 2021 3:09PM
Congrats on a fine, fine image.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2021 3:46PM
Beautifully detailed and perfect for mono.
Peter
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2021 5:51PM
An image of great impact Dave, excellent work.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
14 Jul 2021 6:03PM
I have to hand it to you, it's very suitable processing for the subject matter, Dave.

Did you manage to get your eyes tested at the weekend?

So sad to hear that your shutter has been giving you trouble, but at your age, it is not entirely unexpected. I can assure you that after the initial shock and frustration, you do get to learn to live with it.Wink Anne will also get over it after a while...

On the good news front, Bill & Moira are progressing well thanks to the therapy, and will soon have only good memories of the weekendTongue

And to wind up this comment, it only remains for me to thank you for the accolade today on my latest effort.

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