The monk of Southwark Cathedral

By mrswoolybill
Taken just round the corner from yesterday's upload.
Thanks for looking,
Moira
Edit:
I've been doing a bit of checking out, I'm sure he is Geoffrey Chaucer . I saw the similarity at the time (memories of A Level Eng Lit...), but couldn't think of a connection. But the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales set out from the Tabard Inn, Southwark!

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Comments


widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
19 Mar 2013 7:58AM
OOOOOOOOOOOh Moira this is good nice contrast between wall and window but that figure is a bit freaky Grin Almost ghost like Wink

Rod

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 7:59AM
I like the number of vertical lines here - a well composed shot Moira. A rag doll behind the pile of plates - I wonder why he is hiding there - interesting face- almost like a photo- Maybe he was a "cloth kit" toy- do you remember those?
Helen
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
19 Mar 2013 8:07AM
Strong Texture. Nice Image- I! like it a lot
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
19 Mar 2013 8:17AM
A well composed image with excellent textures and lines - love it Moira.

Ken
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 8:18AM
He does look ghostly... Smile
Ann
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
19 Mar 2013 8:26AM
Love the expression on his face, Moira, he looks rather pleased with himself, wonder who he has recently frightened? Wink Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 8:33AM

Quote:A rag doll behind the pile of plates - I wonder why he is hiding there - interesting face- almost like a photo- Maybe he was a "cloth kit" toy- do you remember those?

Yes I remember them, and I was curious about how this was made.
I've been doing a bit of checking out, I'm sure he is Geoffrey Chaucer . I saw the similarity at the time (memories of O & A Level...), but couldn't think of a connection. But the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales set out from the Tabbard Inn, Southwark!
Moira
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 8:34AM
A well spotted image Moira, like the way the mortar joints appear to seperate the image, gives it balance.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
19 Mar 2013 8:38AM
It proves once again that you have such an eye for a photo Moira. - gary
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
19 Mar 2013 9:18AM
Papal inauguration today, apt is this image Moira Smile
Ron.
danbrann Plus
12 631 17
19 Mar 2013 9:19AM
Whoever he is he is praying as he has Rosary beads in his hands. Maybe hiding and feaful for his life. A good find Moira.Good strong verticals and fine textures in the stonework.
19 Mar 2013 9:23AM
Nice texture and tonal range here.
Effrossini
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 9:24AM
Thanks everyone, reflections made this one tricky as you can probably see - it's easier to read in b&w than colour. One day I'll get a polariser...
I have a busy day, I'll try to call in later.
Moira
19 Mar 2013 9:56AM
Great image Moira
Maurice
19 Mar 2013 10:10AM
Excellent composition
19 Mar 2013 10:20AM
Reminds me a bit of the Bill Brandt 'Prostitute at the Window' (which was actually his wife!) image. Another photgraphic eye shot
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Mar 2013 11:28AM
Vertical panels linked by horiziontal lines. Such a strong composition. I knew it couldn't be Bill, wrong hat!Tongue

Dave
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Mar 2013 11:37AM
I thought of Chaucer immediately. This is wonderful....he is serenely looking through history from his lofty perch.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 11:51AM
An interesting observation Moira. You may be right with your Canterbury Tales connections, Chaucer was known to frequent many hostelries and not just in Southwark. "Hic hic hic"

Thank you so very much for presenting me with your most appreciated UA.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
19 Mar 2013 12:20PM
Well composed. Excellent b&w Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 12:53PM
Back from an AGM, got myself pushed onto another committee, I could do without that. Now recovering.
Thanks to everyone, and particularly Joline for her UA, that was a lovely surprise to come back to.
Moira
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 2:02PM
Well presented image - I hated history with a passion but wish I had listened way back whenWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
19 Mar 2013 2:13PM
It does look a bit like Chaucer, having clicked on your link Smile A very nicely framed shot, Moira, and a nice bit of mono work Smile
Trev Smile
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 2:17PM
A great image --nice textures and strong lines
Steve
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
19 Mar 2013 2:45PM
I like this a lot. Well seen and captured.
Ty
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 3:44PM
This is one spooky capture.
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
19 Mar 2013 3:49PM
Excellent compo, Moira. My memory of the pictures tells me the same thing, such a great resemblance. You say that you're sure, even if you weren't I'd still take him as his image. No need for another clue. WONDERFUL find and shot!
19 Mar 2013 5:42PM
Another tricky comp' Moira, but you've pulled it off once again Smile Just HAD to be Mono.

John Smile
LexEquine 10 19 United States
19 Mar 2013 5:50PM
'Superlative {A++++} Tones, textures, Details, & Compo,' Moira~ Smile
19 Mar 2013 6:11PM
Lovely shapes, textures and contrasting elements in this well composed image, Moira.

P.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 7:31PM
FreakishSadSad
Diane
Ray42 8 3 England
20 Mar 2013 6:46AM
Well spotted and taken
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
21 Mar 2013 12:00AM
A good find - pays to look around. He appears almost life like. Nicely composed, a natural triptych.

Anne
LexEquine 10 19 United States
23 Mar 2013 12:33AM
Hi Moira,

"I came back to look at your Artistic Monochrome Image,"...and give You My Award~ Smile

Have a Wonderful Weekend~~

Ciao ~ Peter
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Mar 2013 4:43PM
He looks more like Mr Punch than a monk Moira, I remember studying the Canterbury Tales as part of my A Level English Literature course many moons ago (in the mid 90's)
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 4:46PM

Quote:my A Level English Literature course many moons ago (in the mid 90's)

Many moons ago??? Tongue I won't say what decade mine was in!

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