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Ades Meet Anthony

By ade_mcfade      
Steve and I ended up on a very cold and windy Crosby Beach on saturday - but we were both on a cliché avoidance mission, so were determined to do something we'd not seen before with the statue.

We've all seen and taken fantastic sunset shots with the statue refelcted in the sand, so why bother reinventing a wheel when you can try crafting a littel different?

Anyway, this is me running around on the sand as Steve hit my remote release to capture lots of me.

I've left most of the big me's off as they mask the little mes.

Lots of work in photoshop here, so hope someone likes it!

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

Voters: answersonapostcard, dave1207, kayakercanoe and 106 more

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blackbird 11 159 15 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 7:26PM
I like it!! a lot Smile

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Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
18 Mar 2009 7:37PM
It`s amazing what photographers do...I thought they were posts on the thumbnail...must wear my glasses more often.
Extremely clever work this should do well my friend, lots of effort and ingenuity.


When do you try it at night?
barrovian 13 165 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 7:39PM
Un-cliche like take - worth a click.

fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
18 Mar 2009 7:41PM
LOL! Love it!
philsmed 9 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 7:44PM
A different take on the Gormley's - Also humour on ephoto something we don't see enough of (I'm as guilty as anyone). well done Ade.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
18 Mar 2009 7:48PM
This is why I was thinking of taking a tripod on Saturday - just the Gorillapod.

Maybe do it at a bar, have several of one of us sat talking at the bar to each other Wink

cheers folks
wamp 12 276 8 England
18 Mar 2009 7:48PM
I do, works very well and is very effective too Smile

rossi 14 142 11 England
18 Mar 2009 8:07PM
Excellent stuff, love it

Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
18 Mar 2009 8:11PM
Love it Ade
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 8:15PM
LOL and it works well Smile
mcgannc 9 389 3 England
18 Mar 2009 8:21PM
Great idea.

tony64 14 204 9 England
18 Mar 2009 9:15PM
Top marks for trying something completely different Ade. I much prefer this, much more fun!
stevenj 14 2.0k England
18 Mar 2009 10:11PM
Aha so it worked well then! Really like the result, time well spent and noses well frozen!
Not done mine yet, saving it for a rainy day!

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
18 Mar 2009 10:30PM
Lol, and I thought I was barking mad but evidently I have much to learn Oh Master Wink

Very clever and a giggle too .....
csurry 16 9.2k 92
18 Mar 2009 10:34PM
I'm sorry but if Steve hit the remote release then surely this is his shot and not yours, since he was the photographer - poor form claiming someone elses work Tongue
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
18 Mar 2009 10:40PM

Quote:I'm sorry but if Steve hit the remote release then surely this is his shot and not yours, since he was the photographer - poor form claiming someone elses work

picky or what Wink

we both set the shots up on our own cameras, then go the other to hit the cable release when we said "now".

so cheers for this one Steve Wink i'll take credit, and you can take credit for yours.... which I took... err

confused now
Lilac 11 33 England
18 Mar 2009 11:10PM
Great image - looks like you had fun doing it

OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 12:15AM
Great fun and very clever work. Way beyond me but it looks tiring so I am off to bed!
Rgds Derek
TAb 11 17 United States
19 Mar 2009 1:49AM
Awesome shot and idea!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Mar 2009 9:07AM
Like it Ade - fun too.
Regards Richard.
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 9:26AM
i know a good therapist, ill send you his number Wink
katieb Plus
14 255 4 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 9:49AM
Love it - great to see something different from this spot.
It's given me an idea thank you.
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 10:51AM
Love itSmile
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
19 Mar 2009 1:10PM
Well it's definitely different!
JamesBurns 10 1.3k 7
19 Mar 2009 1:45PM
Well avoided sir!
tommythecat 11 149 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 3:16PM
Great stuff. I like the impression that you're entertaining the statue rather than the opposite... maybe even more so if you were posed more towards the statue than the camera, but I guess that's only my reading of the image anyway! Like it a lot. Tommy
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Mar 2009 11:41AM
ha ha very good work, its yours claim it crikey all those great togs had many assistants working with them, its the brain that makes the pic not just the person who touches a button ..much more has gone into this than clicking a remote


DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2009 1:23PM
This is a real gem. Especial credit for the blurred moving Ades and the Ades pointing at other Ades.

You could do a whole series of these, performing different activities in front of the statue (reading to it, worshiping it, sitting on a deckchair ignoring it, ...) and paying homage to famous photographs (the Abbey Road cover, Behind the Gare St Lazare, Capa's shots of the Normandy landings, ...).

Right, that should keep you busy for a few months. Get to it! Smile
Alciabides 9 536 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 1:15AM
Ironic comment on Gormley's use of repetition.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Mar 2009 7:12AM
Lol! Brilliant! Goodness knows what folks thought, when they saw you doing this! It is good to see something different...............and this is definitely 'something different'!
webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
26 Mar 2009 9:37PM
Great work! No cliche here. Must have been a lot of fun taking this picture (and lots of Photoshopwork too Smile )

stevenj 14 2.0k England
7 Sep 2009 10:40PM
I forgot to claim this one! Smile It's not like I have an abundance of them myself!

It sure was fun, and was it really that long ago!
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2009 1:59PM
I've photographed the Gormley Statues a couple of times and it's refreshing to see someone use a bit of imagination for a change. Excellent work and very well processed. The votes speak for themselves...


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