The elephant in the corner

By mrswoolybill
We came across this by chance. I shall add the Map Location as only explanation...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Wildlife Photo journalism Sculpture Black and white Humour and fun

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jul 2014 8:32AM
He is rather beautiful, Moira, but needs to have pride of place in a large expanse of open ground, not stuck against a building Smile Carol

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 8:34AM
That's what he is destined for Carol - he was nearing completion here and the trailer was ready to carry him off to Liverpool. That will have been an interesting experience for some drivers on the M62!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 8:52AM
If only they would alert us to the date and time of transit, we could all form a clickers' convoy. Nice sculpture and the leaves make an interesting backdrop.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
12 Jul 2014 8:52AM
A great find Moira, V1 is wonderfull. Can just imagine someone looking up and seeing that in the corner of the
doorway, magic.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Jul 2014 9:23AM
Love V1, excellent work, Moira, and very impressive.
12 Jul 2014 9:46AM
I like it, though I suspect moving it could be a mammoth undertaking Blush
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 10:13AM
How do you find them Moira? I think you must have a sixth sense for finding interesting things to photograph.

Excellent capture.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 10:49AM
Great find and mono capture MoiraSmile

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:04AM
There used to be an elephant like this somewhere near York on the A64 I think.....outside an Indian restaraunt....wonder if that is himGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
12 Jul 2014 11:31AM
I want one! Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:42AM
This is definitely a new piece of work, Diane. I've just spoken to a nice man at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The sculptor is Brian Fell who created the Haha Bridge in the Park. Here he is simply renting workshop space, not working under the Park's direction. The elephant is destined for a regeneration project in Kirkby, Liverpool. If I can find anything more out I'll post details.
Brian actually pointed out the photographic possibilities of the V1 view, by the way - he had been been looking out from his workshop at the elephant's head looking in.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
12 Jul 2014 12:27PM
Now that would be a sight to stumble ontoSmile V1 is fantastic.
When they transport him, it will certainly turn a few heads. I hope they get a police escort at the very least.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Jul 2014 1:15PM
What a great find but I agree with Carol in that he is not seen to advantage placed as it is.
Excellent detail and tonal range.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jul 2014 1:22PM
V1, like an escapee from the zoo. What a great find and surprise to see this appearing around a corner. Like both images.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Jul 2014 1:38PM
Need to be a big corner to fit this one in Moira.
And will need a bigger bath for it than the one here !!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 1:42PM
Thanks MoiraSmile
12 Jul 2014 7:13PM
Moira, #1 is a magnificent image and mono works so well! Bravo!

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Jul 2014 12:23PM
What a great piece of work - I go for your composition in V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
Source 7
13 Jul 2014 11:02PM
Two superb scenes and captures
- source
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Aug 2014 8:54PM
What a magnificent sculpture Moira, v1 is a terrific image

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