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Yuri

By KingBee
Many thanks to Richard, Alfie and Phil for their lovely UAs for "Singapore bar", and, as always, thanks to all who looked in and left their mark.

Those of you who are old enough to remember (as opposed merely to having read about) the first man in space may recognise him from this bust which was installed in the Science Museum in London 2 years ago to the month. Not the easiest thing to shoot hand-held because of the lighting and consequent use of very slow shutter speeds (this was shot at 1/6 of a second), and this is the best of the frames I took.


Tags: Black and white Science museum london Yuri Gagarin

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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2019 9:02AM
Fascinating and very eye catching...
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saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 40 Norway
16 Aug 2019 9:03AM
In the race for space, the Russians won the battle (first man in orbit) but lost the war (first man on the moon).
Thankfully, they are able to cooperate on the ISS.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
16 Aug 2019 9:06AM
A real hero....I remember the excitement.... long before this technological age 😀😀😀
16 Aug 2019 9:16AM
Yes, you did this great man extremely well considering what you were up against.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2019 9:22AM
Beautifully done, the light gives him the look of visionary.
Years ago, travelling through the Russian countryside south of what was then Leningrad, we passed a sculpture in his honour, of the plane that he died in. It was the site of the air force establishment where he first trained as a pilot.
16 Aug 2019 2:52PM
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16 Aug 2019 7:32PM
Excellent capture.
Perfectly presented.

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