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By mrswoolybill
A steel sculpture of coopers taking a rest break, by Ivan Phillips. I like the atmosphere that it creates.
It's outside Hitchin Library, on the site of a former cooperage. Thanks to Jeff for putting me right!
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Specialist and abstract Hitchin

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kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
20 Aug 2021 7:28AM
Very well dressed workers.
20 Aug 2021 7:34AM
Beautifully done. The conversational possibilities are endless.
20 Aug 2021 7:48AM
just admire how easily you bring the lifeless to life
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 8:05AM
Very nice, Moira.
20 Aug 2021 8:09AM
Your choice of framing and pov are perfection Moira. Just wonderful
Tony
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
20 Aug 2021 8:31AM
Strange and wonderful. Your photography does it justice, lets it breathe, records it faithfully but creatively.
gpimages Plus
11 69 2 England
20 Aug 2021 8:35AM
Nicely composed Moira. You have an eye for seeing these sorts of compositions. Strange hats though...
Graham Wink
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
20 Aug 2021 8:35AM
It looks to me as if a humble apology is being given...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Aug 2021 8:44AM
As one of my former stomping grounds, had to look this up as it was new to me...

Like the angle of attack😁

(Google suggests they were Coopers, rather than Cobblers... location of a former barrel making area)
RonDM Plus
6 211 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 9:05AM
Wonderful image really good monochrome and great composition

Ron
20 Aug 2021 9:10AM
"Are you bored?"

"No, some sort of metal, I think."

JohnSmile
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 9:12AM
Great composition Moira.
Tony
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
20 Aug 2021 9:36AM
wonderful

have a good weekend

ollie
Love all the lines, shapes, tones ..... Superb composition! Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 10:56AM
Blimey, thanks everyone! And thanks to Alan, Leo, Ken, John, Roland, Tony, Ollie and Julie for the UAs.

Quote:Google suggests they were Coopers, rather than Cobblers... location of a former barrel making area

My apologies, I was working from memory. Description duly amended!
20 Aug 2021 11:28AM
I suspect the nearer one is a Rastafarian.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 11:28AM
A trademark, 'Moira' image and all has been said above. Works so well and so just need to deposit an award!

Kath
chase Plus
16 2.2k 583 England
20 Aug 2021 12:11PM
Lovely range of tones Moira.
The conversation is endless.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
20 Aug 2021 12:34PM
Love 'em! Excellently framed, composed and captured, Moira 😃👍
Trev 😀
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
20 Aug 2021 1:23PM
Yes !!!! Amazing pic, Moira

Sherman GrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 1:24PM
Thanks to Kath and Trev for the UAs. And thanks everyone!
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
20 Aug 2021 2:06PM
Not sure why coopers would wear hats as shown. They do not look like safety hats. Just a thought, but this does not detract from the strength of the sculpture, and also the way you have processed it.
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 2:07PM
Thanks Ian!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
20 Aug 2021 2:23PM
You have an eye for story telling in the oddest of things. Clever image Moira. Awesome light.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 2:39PM
Thanks Sandy!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2021 9:35PM
And thanks to Craggwildlife!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2021 7:52AM
And thanks to Allistair and Daryl! I'm glad I mad the effort to cross a busy road for this one...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2021 11:56PM
Perfect !! I really like this...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2021 8:15AM
And thanks Philip for the UA!

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