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WEEE Man 2

By pamelajean
Two more different aspects of the model at the Eden Project. Both full frame, not cropped, and I admit to altering the backgrounds.
This was assembled using 3.3 tonnes of carefully selected WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) which reflects the amount of WEEE that an average person living in the UK will throw away in their lifetime.
V1: 1/70sec @ f4, ISO200, +0.3stepEv, 33mmFL, AP.
V2: 1/150sec @ f7.1, ISO100, -0.7stepEv, 9mmFL, AP.

Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Humour and fun

Voters: gary_carter, jaktis, RobboB and 96 more

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gary_carter 9 1 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 12:14PM
Very Very Very Thought provoking shot.


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jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2009 12:19PM
A great capture of an thoughtful installation

conrad 13 10.9k 116
31 Jul 2009 12:28PM
Reminds me very much of Short Circuit. I love version 1, if the subject had been something from nature we could have called it a great landscape with a lovely sky. Not sure what to call this - sculpturescape? Robotscape? But whatever it is, it looks really good!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Jul 2009 1:20PM
Fascinating, well photographed-- a bit disturbing,

Clever sculptor as well, Jennnnnnn
Cormy 10 3 England
31 Jul 2009 2:30PM
Very enjoyable mini works of art so very well captured.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jul 2009 2:32PM
Wow! Pretty clever sculptor for sure. Good way to dispose of old electronics. Great captures, V1 for me........Sandy
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 2:44PM
Thought-provoking is the word, especially when portrayed thus. You have made V2 look almost tragic, which I suppose augments the sculptor's intention.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
31 Jul 2009 3:54PM
i like v1 with his new bg, colours seem to fit him.lesley
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 4:04PM
A couple of thought provoking shots
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 4:14PM
Suitably scary plus strangely poignant, it's a monster that's suffering. V1 gives the more menacing aspect, and the greater sense of pain for me.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
31 Jul 2009 4:24PM
Sobering thought! Great captures Pamela. Personally I think No. 2 has the greater impact.

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 4:35PM
Superbly done.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2009 4:59PM
A good use of all the ''junk'' Pamela.
Prefer No1, for all the details in the bits and bobs.
Well coloured too.
Good takes.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 6:06PM
Both are excellent, I'm drawn to the "in your face" of ver 2.

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 6:06PM
thats cool !

How tall is it ?

glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
31 Jul 2009 7:36PM
Bad news, it looks like our Microwave and keyboard on the stack, my teeth also, never mind got a spare set.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 8:03PM
Thanks so much for your interest.
His teeth are computer mouses/mice (?).
DAVE: I would estimate that he is about 20-25ft tall, certainly not wee at all, lol.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
31 Jul 2009 8:17PM
Love your treatment of this.

Best Matt
Roly 10 Wales
31 Jul 2009 8:42PM
Two nice captures of this impressive sculpture.
bobalot 11 10 England
31 Jul 2009 10:27PM
two stunning images Pamela, great work.

Rgds Bob
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
31 Jul 2009 11:39PM
Two real belters, he looks like a robot from the Transformer films
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 7:36AM
Aint he just great Pamela. So cleverly put together. He does look a bit like a decomposed Kamikaze pilot to me.
Good bit of clipping.
RachelMB 12 42 10 England
1 Aug 2009 7:38AM
He looks rather tortured in these shots! Nice photos Grin
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
1 Aug 2009 10:09AM
excellent shots Pamela, looks surreal
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Aug 2009 11:09AM
What an amazing piece of scupture, Pamela, excellently captured and processed.
TrevB Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
1 Aug 2009 2:28PM
WHOA...VERY well shot, Pamela...goodness...

...and good choice of backgrounds too. I love both. V2 is very dramatic, very Terminator Smile

crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
1 Aug 2009 2:49PM
I really liked your earlier shots of this scuplture but these are even better, the sky is stunning and a perfect backdrop to this amazing piece of artwork.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
1 Aug 2009 4:56PM
I love this WEEE man Pamela - your images make me want to go see him.
You have captured some fabulous detail in V1 - the sky suits - cracking image.
V2 love the skyward look - brought some 'Genesis' lyrics to mind :-
Watcher of the skies watcher of all
His is a world alone no world is his own.

These two images will have to share my User Award Pamela. Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 5:39PM
Wow, thankyou Brian, I feel very honoured.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
1 Aug 2009 7:08PM
2 excellent shots of this superb junk sculpture. If you have changed the backgrounds then your manipulation work is brilliantly executed, pretty seamless I would say. Good detail in both shots.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
1 Aug 2009 8:27PM
Has to be V1 for all round composition and creativity. Stunning takes and very original. 11/10
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
2 Aug 2009 7:13AM
Makes you stop and think Pamela . If every person throws that ammount of electricals away in a lifetime and goodness knows all the food packaging, plastic bags and bottles it's a wonder we don't sink!

A thought provoking image well captured xxx
mollye 11 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 8:49AM
Very interesting shot well taken
regards Mol
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 2:01PM
Very nicely done Pam. I love them both.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Aug 2009 2:10PM
Both superb Pamela, lovely detail and so deserving of the fine comments and awards,
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 10:05PM
both superb images
3 Aug 2009 9:33PM
Your images invoke a sense of struggle to be alive in an in-animate object - that says so much for the sculpter, but even more that you have captured the angst in its expression so clearly. And I agree - the background is just right.
jeronius 9 1 1 England
3 Aug 2009 11:45PM
Both rather good images.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 12:09AM
Two fantastic images, beautiful in a way yet scary when you think of the reasoning behind the sculpture, very well captured.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 2:28PM
An interesting sculpture with a message. Great photography.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
4 Aug 2009 3:44PM
Lots of interest and things to look at here, great shots and you made a good job of the backgrounds too. - gary
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
4 Aug 2009 5:23PM
Very futuristic. 2 well worked images. Paul
4 Aug 2009 6:32PM
Both great capture Pamela.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
4 Aug 2009 6:52PM
Excellent angle and that background works very well. Very interesting sculpture, captured to its best advantage.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 6:54PM
Wow love these.
OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2009 5:06PM
Great shots and superbly sharp Pamela and it does make you think about the junk we throw away. Mine all ends up in the atticSmile
Rgds Derek
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 1:34PM
Super Captures Pamela, There's some clever people out there,Brilliant imagination
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
7 Aug 2009 2:54AM
Amazing bit of construction to start with but your images give it, I am sure, an extra edge. V2 looks really tortured but I think I prefer V1.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 3:47PM
What an interesting "sculpture"! Great, sharp images - I think your backgrounds enchance the whole thing
x Carol x
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
8 Aug 2009 11:54AM
Love the angle you've captured this with. Using computer mice for its teeth is a brilliant idea Wink
Bigtoe 9 7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 1:31PM
An excellent capture a an excellent sculpture. I think V2 is more powerful but V1 is very interesting to see the scale. Cheers, Tony.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 9:54PM
It has been interesting reading your comments, thankyou all so much.
Thanks, David, for the user award, I have never received two on a photo before, so chuffed.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:47PM
Thankyou David, costas, Sandra, Brian, Greg and Marie.
wyatturp 12 2 England
1 Sep 2009 10:25PM
This look greatSmile, hope you are well Pam

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2009 10:41PM
Thankyou Douglas, Dianne and Mara.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 9:20PM
Thankyou Jon and Tim.

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