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The Red Coat.

By Tooma
This is one of the oldest digital shots I have; taken with an early smart-phone, a Nokia Xpress Music 5800 with a max rez of 3.2Mb, which I have bumped up to about 9Mb in edit. Taken April 2012.

The location is Glasgow Cathedral, also know as St Mungo's after the Patron Saint of the city, whose tomb rests in the church. The lady in my shot is Mo, and I just loved the juxtaposition and scale. Not the best of shots, but it still turned out better than expected, being low light and hand held.

"Saint Mungo is the Patron Saint of Glasgow and also known as Kentigern who is believed to have been born and brought up in Culross in Fife. Mungo is believed to have began his Christian Ministry at aged 25 around the year 540. Mungo established himself in Glasgow living a simple life beside a tributary known as the Molendinar and Mungo set up his Church which is the site of Glasgow Cathedral. Glasgow Cathedral is also the burial place for Saint Mungo."

Tags: Photo journalism Glasgow Architecture Landscape and travel Glasgow cathedral Mo St Mungos

Voters: Monochrome2004, FrancisChiles, taggart and 25 more


taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
21 Aug 2019 2:18AM
Your information and image are excellent!

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bluesandtwos 10 406 1 England
21 Aug 2019 8:05AM
Butlins was never as grand as that in my day! Wink

Mungo...didn't he do 'In the summertime'?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Pretty good for an ancient phone!!!

mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
21 Aug 2019 10:31AM
I am a sucker for anything red in a picture and even more so, when it is in a vast area. It becomes the main focal point. When it is lonesome figure it gives scale to vastness of the cathedral. Very good for in the speed of the changing mobile World now a vintage phone! I like it!
21 Aug 2019 12:59PM
Terrific image and historical narrative Tom , Mo is a standout in the brightly contrasting coat , looks as if you pushed the huge 3.2 to the limit !

kenfoulds 7 14 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2019 4:24PM
Nicely done. Love the impact of the red against the expanse of the building.
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
21 Aug 2019 8:14PM
Great shot Tom
21 Aug 2019 9:57PM
A very impressive shot Tom - remarkable what 'old' technology could do! The light, textures and sense of space have been very nicely captured and the red coat makes it! SmileSmileSmile

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