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Discovery 1

By pamelajean
Firstly, apologies for clicks only just recently. I have been staying with my daughter in Northampton, after she had an operation, but she required very little nursing so instead I transformed her jungle into something resembling a garden.

So, from Northampton, some versions of the Discovery Sculpture (the discovery of DNA), the Sir Francis Crick Memorial, by the artist Lucy Glendinning. I was there early morning, and the sun rose to reflect nicely upon the statues. The sky backgrounds are perfectly natural in these.

The memorial has 2 curved stainless steel structures with 2 life size figures with bold and abandoned postures springing from the 6-metre curved plinths which join the structure seamlessly.
The last version shows the whole of the structure. It was difficult to decide on a leader for these, but no doubt you will express your personal preferences.

The relation of the two forms alters depending on your viewpoint, which I have tried to depict here. It is all about the energy of attraction and repulsion.

Francis Crick was one of the greatest British scientists of the 20th century, born in Northampton, and who became involved in scientific research at Cambridge University where he unlocked the secret of life, the double helix structure of DNA. He later moved to California to study the human brain and consciousness in the field of neuroscience at the Salk Institute, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962 and the Order Of Merit in 1991.


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great set love the angles you took them at like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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9 Nov 2012 4:16PM
A striking modern sculpture, and you got a cracking set of shots of it.

9 Nov 2012 4:49PM
A fantastic set of images and well presented Pamela. Love the way you captured the light. Each worthy of a vote on their own.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
9 Nov 2012 4:57PM
I've never seen this structure before. Some interesting and challenging images! I think V1 is possibly my favourite.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:02PM
This is a fabulous set. Two things stand out - the wonderful contrast of warm and cold light, and the way the curves give energy and life to the figures. The UA is for the set as a whole, I won't express a preference as they work together (I love it when the multiple upload facility is used creatively).
Now I want to visit Northampton.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:26PM
Brilliant set with version 1 being my favourite Pamela.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:29PM
An amazing sculpture beautifully captured. V2 is my personal favourite.
9 Nov 2012 5:39PM
Some good comp's here Pam', and V5 brings it all together very nicely.

John Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:41PM
Grin Wonderful images! Interesting and well shot. IB
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:46PM
I agree with Moira - they need to be viewed as a complete set. Some wonderful angles and perspectives - and light!
9 Nov 2012 5:50PM
What a wonderful set of images! You've done brilliantly Pamela. Wouldn't know which one to chose. Don
9 Nov 2012 6:06PM
Amazing photo, like the angle of view.
Thanks for the superb mod to my leaf.

9 Nov 2012 6:08PM
Great set of captures from some imaginative and effective angles.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
9 Nov 2012 6:12PM
Brilliant and interesting set of images with lovely blue sky
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
9 Nov 2012 6:38PM
Good images and an even better narrative Pamela.....

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Nov 2012 6:39PM
This is a fascinating sculpture and you've captured it so impressively from each and every angle. I'm glad you've included v5 to put it in context.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
9 Nov 2012 6:52PM
A superb set of extremely well composed and presented images.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 7:51PM
Wow, Pam, a stunning set of imaqges, superbly presented, the exposure and processing is a1.
Well done.
Darryl.. Smile x
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
9 Nov 2012 7:53PM
great set, love the light captured and different views too.
Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 7:56PM
excellent use of light to create shapes and get a composition....Peter
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Nov 2012 7:58PM
A wonderful statue and for shape and composition, v1 is by far the strongest for me, although the images are just as much about the colour and reflected light and they all win from that repsect. Excellent set. I wonder if the same person did the sculpture, The Three Graces, on the roof of the Criterion building at the top of the Haymarket in London.

strokebloke 9 493 17 England
9 Nov 2012 7:59PM
Pamela, you didn't tell me you had a daughter in Northampton.
And if I'd known you were in Northampton ......... hahaha Smile

Great shots of one of the towns more memorable sights
Did you get shots of the children on the shoeing last, further down Abington St?
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Nov 2012 8:17PM
A set of very dynamic images Pamela - V3 is the most effective one for me.
Tibetan 5 3 England
9 Nov 2012 10:01PM
Very interesting subject and photo's I will contact you later! regards LeonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongueWink
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Nov 2012 10:08PM
a very tricky subject, how to show a 3d sculpture properly in a photo.
n1 and 3 impress me most.
very well composed, a careful choice of POV.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Nov 2012 10:22PM
How very interesting, and quite an elegant sculpture. I can't help feeling I'd rather see it somewhere other than a shopping centre though. I can imagine the difficulty in photographing such a structure though. I think you've done very well here.
Paree 13 616 3
9 Nov 2012 10:29PM

Quote:Great set, love the light captured and different views too.

i agree with this comment,
i like 5 best, but they all complement each other,
they are all needed to appreciate the whole.

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 10:39PM
Love the point of view. very dramatic images. paul
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 11:06PM
brilliant set of shots.. plenty of bodyTongue
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 Nov 2012 12:01AM
Certainly an eye catching sculpture Pamela !!
A fine graphic set here.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Nov 2012 12:39AM
Good to know these are not real people-- Lof-ve the lighting!
10 Nov 2012 2:22AM
Outstanding set of images. Excellent piece of work, well worth the early morning visit

Misty56 10 22 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 9:05AM
this is amazing shot, we were in Northampton this week, if I had known I would have gone to see this, well spotted
Good work Pamela like them all,

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 10:08AM
As a rule I am not fond of sculptures but this one is so full of movement and elegant shapes, a beautiful piece of work and perfectly captured by you. The set definitely works as a whole and a most interesting narrative.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Nov 2012 10:37AM
It reminds me of the 'Diving Belle' sculpture next to the lighthouse at Scarborough (but it's not by the same sculptor), except that is just one figure. A super piece of work, and like the different angles you've captured this at, Pamela. Nice to see the whole, too, and it's environment in V5 Wink
Trev Smile
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
10 Nov 2012 1:39PM
Oh wow, such an amazing and wonderful image. Ann.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 3:03PM
MOIRA: I was thrilled to receive your User Award for my efforts on these sculptures.

DAVE: Having googled for the three synchronised divers, I can see why you might think it was the same artist, but the Three Graces Sculptures on top of the Criterion Building are by Rudy Weller.

JACK: Yes, I got some shots of the children, but wasn't too happy with them. Will have another go.
10 Nov 2012 4:27PM
Yes, very intresting pove, very much like it....................nice lighting.


Quote:A fantastic set of images and well presented Pamela. Love the way you captured the light. Each worthy of a vote on their own.

Pam xx
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 6:42PM
Thankyou so much for your User Award, Pam, I'm delighted.
11 Nov 2012 4:46AM
The modern science starts from here.Great
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
11 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Excellent POV in v1 and great light also

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
11 Nov 2012 10:38PM
Some great light and colours in there Pamela.
xwang 9 56 8
12 Nov 2012 2:08PM
Wonderful set, Pamela. The colour and light are beautiful... I like V4 most... don't ask me why.. because I don't knowGrin..
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:46PM
Have to say V5 takes the 'biscuit' for me Pamela, a great image
but the others all equally outstanding and loving
those angles you got
snappersue 9 11 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:09AM
Great set of pictures. Sue
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:38PM
Very nicely done Pamela. I can't choose between them probably because they are all so well composed. Smile

16 Nov 2012 6:41AM
An outstanding set of images. A
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:37PM
A great set of images from northampton town center...
Well done...

Misty56 10 22 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:57PM
great find
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 12:08PM
V1 for me. Perfect in every angle and exposure.

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