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Statue of a soldier

By morpheus1955  
This is a part of a statue of a soldier outside the D-Day museum on Southsea sea front, that caught my attention. Who it is modeled on I have no idea, I am guessing it is a representation of the many soldiers who were involved in the D-Day landing, my father being one of them.

Thank you as always for all your C&C's very much appreciated

Thanks for taking the time to look

Hugh

Tags: General Soldier General Statue D Day Museum

Voters: chavender, saeidNL, gajewski and 34 more

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Comments


saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
5 Sep 2012 7:42AM
Wonderful textures and tones brilliant detail nice one.
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mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:22AM
Excellent composition, going in just close enough while maintaining respect. And the green, vibrant background is rather moving as a contrast.
moira
5 Sep 2012 8:24AM
such a moving image ... total sadness here now
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:35AM
A rather aesthetically beautiful image, however on the other-side of the coin, extremely emotive.

Nathan
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:48AM
Really well composed, Hugh. And clearly somewhere new for us to visit next time we head south.
Bill
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:48AM
A superb image that stands out against the green background Hugh. My father was there as well
Jim
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
5 Sep 2012 9:46AM
The comp you chose works so well and the details are excellent. Whoever made this statue really captured an amazing sense of the moment.

Ann
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 10:18AM
Great spot and contrast.
Matt
5 Sep 2012 11:56AM
fine capture Hugh superb detail and texture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
5 Sep 2012 12:43PM
A fine detailed shot Hugh.
My father was in the Merchant Navy during the war.
He was not at D-Day,but on the convoys to Murmansk and Archangel.
Mick.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 1:03PM
The expression and the pose of this statue say's so much............. Very well taken!
Diane
Tibetan 4 3 England
5 Sep 2012 1:50PM
Many a time I sat with my rifle looking like that! mainly because I was training with the Para's and they put us through Hell!, a sad statue but well taken I must say! regards Leon.SadSadSadSadSadGrin
5 Sep 2012 3:28PM
superb textures / details captured here
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 6:05PM
A rather poignant sculpture - very nicely taken Hugh.
Ann
jdinne 13 16 England
5 Sep 2012 7:40PM
Love this Hugh its excellent.

John
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
5 Sep 2012 8:03PM
Thank you for this Hugh, my father was also involved in D-Day-- a reconnaissance flyer--- up early and flying in the fog--- They did a good thing that day-- at a terrible cost!
5 Sep 2012 8:05PM
Excellent details captured Hugh..Lin
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 9:23PM
Reminds me of a soldier statue in Cartagena in Spain, looking just as sad and dejected. Nice detail on the statue here, Hugh.
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 9:58PM
certainlky tells a better story than the more gugn ho war statues doesn;t it Hugh :-(

Gareth

..Poginant¨!
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
5 Sep 2012 10:00PM
Caught a lot of emotion in the statue face.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
5 Sep 2012 10:20PM
SUPERB!
5 Sep 2012 11:02PM
A excellent shot with a good crop ,detail to go with it.
jj

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