Nightmares in stone

By mrswoolybill
I have uploaded details from Colin Wilbourn's sculpture Kathedra before. It is on the bank of the River Wear just below Durham Cathedral, close to Prebends Bridge. But this is the bigger picture.
The work takes the form of an arched stone seat, which represents the safe sanctuary of the cathedral; around the back, demon faces seethe angrily, trying in vain to get in.
V2 Stepping a bit further back for those who like a bit more information. I much prefer V1.
We visited the city with our U3A (University of the Third Age) Photography group. The demons observed them carefully see V3.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
23 May 2012 8:30AM
super mono work Smile

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
23 May 2012 8:33AM
Fantastic and great set of images,very well done,
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 8:38AM
Impressive, near or far.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 8:51AM
Thanks everyone, this has fared better than I expected. Tomorrow you get the same composition as viewed through the Lensbaby, that will be an interesting comparison.
A busy time at the moment, so my apologies for very little time in the site!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
23 May 2012 8:54AM
Those two demons in V3 are priceless.Lifes sculpture has taken it's toll.
RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 9:07AM
Wow it's amazing.
The sort of thing one sees overseas!Grin
Great use of that lens again Moira, V1 is just right for me great detail in the demons and the bridge just soft enough. I would have gone for the 50/50 here and to hell with convention, an image of two halves? Nice work with the ladies and the demons, the demons seem to have taken control of the battery cover of the ladies camera.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 May 2012 10:14AM
I like V1 most, a concentrated image and I love the juxtaposing the bridge, discernible as a beautiful piece of architecture. Super black and white conversion.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 May 2012 10:23AM
Just love all those faces - even if some are a bit scary! Wink I do like both V1 and V2, the latter shows more of that beautiful bridge, but V1 does attract the eye more to the faces...I think V1 just wins it though! Wink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 10:24AM
A great pre-narrative, three great images, however the version which really stands out the most for me is Version Number 1.

Have a great Day

Regards Nathan
RTDS 9 Cyprus
23 May 2012 10:28AM
Excellent set of captures.
Amazing details.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 10:29AM
V1 is just so right ... but yes nightmares indeed
The contrast between them and that bridge is perfect
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 11:15AM
Thanks folks, and particular thanks to Barbs for the UA. We're home on a flying visit, I'll be back again this evening.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 May 2012 11:26AM
Danny beat me to it with V3 Moira.
A good juxtaposition of stone faces there !!
And all the better for it too.
Nothing worse than these cheesy smiles that some people give to the camera !!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 11:30AM
Can I please add that the ladies in V3 are good friends of ours...
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 11:31AM
The expressions of the demons in v3 seem more expressive somehow!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
23 May 2012 12:47PM
There is something about the color with the demon faces that is even more terrifying. I thought I liked the mono until I saw the color. Although I know that wasn't your intent, the colored demons deserve a closer look.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
23 May 2012 1:56PM

Quote:Can I please add that the ladies in V3 are good friends of ours...

You can indeed Moira. Thank you for that information.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 2:23PM
Version 1 is superb Moira!

Have a UA on me.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
23 May 2012 3:33PM
'Superb & interesting set of both monochrome & color reportage Images,...all {3} well rendered,' Moira~

Ciao~ Peter Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 May 2012 3:38PM
v1 for me. Your trademark composition of late, which has produced some excellent images. Please note I have manfully resisted any wit, irony, hyperbole, pathos, or satire on v3, nor even a simple epigram Grin for fear of incurring your wrath.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 May 2012 3:43PM
V2 for me Bill. The faces look as if they're cowering a bit more and I prefer the crop.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 4:26PM
Back home from school - thanks again to everyone who has visited here, and to Ken for his much appreciated RC.
Re colour - there is a problem with this work, in that different blocks of stone have been assembled, and they range from blueish to greenish to pinky beige. When you get two faces of different colour temperatures they don't work together, which is why I tend to use mono. But I do have a colour upload to come some time.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
23 May 2012 4:59PM
agree with your choice: #1
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 5:20PM
Lovely detailed shots Moira, V1 for me.. Peter
Wonderfully composed images.. Like V1 for the cluster of epressions
23 May 2012 8:03PM
Can't choose between 1 & 2 Moira, but great subject matter and very well chosen dof.

John Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 May 2012 8:23PM
Scary details, especially in V3

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
23 May 2012 9:06PM
Yes, V1 for me as well. Thanks for including the detailed commentary -- very fascinating and informative.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 10:09PM
It's V2 for me, Moira, because I can see the arch shape of the sculpture, which ties in with the other two arches so nicely.
tony64 14 204 9 England
23 May 2012 10:16PM
Those eyes are pretty scary!
Works for me!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 10:44PM
I particularly like V2 - well done
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
24 May 2012 9:06AM
V1 for me as well Moira. I like the way the arch is mirrored in the bridge.
A good mono conversion as well.

1881 6 India
24 May 2012 6:38PM
Fantastic work.

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