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Horses of Wine 2

By pamelajean
I promised some front views of this life-sized monument to the Horses of The Wine in Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain. I think the sculpture is full of energy. You can only just see the legs of the two runners at the back. I replaced the sky in all three.

Around 60 horses take part in the running of the wine horses, and the celebration is a unique event, which is incredibly dangerous, with a horse and 4 runners going at full pelt. The first to reach the castle wins, but the run is void if all 4 runners aren't still with their horse. I imagine V1 is somewhat how it feels like to be in the crowd of spectators, and apparently there are a lot of injuries.


Tags: Spain Horse Sculpture Architecture Memorial Runners

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 4:29PM
A wonderful piece of sculpture beautifully depicted in this wonderful trio of photographs. Photograph Number one being my particular favourite.

Regards Nathan

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 4:30PM
A most striking piece of sculpture, Pamela, so well captured in this trio of shots.
The expression in the men's faces is so finely crafted and confirms the strain of the event depicted.
My favourite is your V 1 followed by V 3 and then V 2.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
30 Nov 2012 4:32PM
good set Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 4:43PM
Nice set, V2 is my faveGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Nov 2012 4:44PM
Superb captures, Pamela, and what a wonderful, full of life monument. Carol
30 Nov 2012 4:53PM
These are excellent Pamela,
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
30 Nov 2012 4:58PM
A lovely sculpture and great work on your part. - gary
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
30 Nov 2012 5:23PM
Version 3 for me Pamela, but they each worthy of an individual upload....

jdinne 14 16 England
30 Nov 2012 5:26PM
Superb set Pamela, I think V3 is brilliant.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
30 Nov 2012 5:29PM
A strong sculpture, but what a race! The failure rate must be immense. V3 for me.
Big and bold and works a treat, v1 is outstanding and is my fav.

30 Nov 2012 5:40PM
A great shot.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
30 Nov 2012 5:44PM
Excellent photos Pamela - fortunately I love them all equally - front, side, close up - all three portray this event perfectly. I think I'll declare the photographer the winner !! Grin Grin Grin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 5:49PM
Three full on, energetic portrayals.
30 Nov 2012 6:17PM
A well-taken set of this superb sculpture. V3 is ACE.

30 Nov 2012 6:40PM
Dramatic set, Pamela.

EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 6:49PM
You've captured the details of the sculpture so well. Certainly does suggest racing on foot alongside a horse is very hard work!

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:51PM
Impressive sculptures Pamela, My favourite order is 1,3 &2.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
30 Nov 2012 7:20PM
V1 for me..............SmileSmileSmile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:00PM
3 excellent shots Pamela - I particularly like the profile of the horse in v3
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Nov 2012 9:30PM
3 Excellent images,v1 is my favourite with great detailSmile
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:32PM
Really lovely shots of this beautiful sculpture, and many thanks for the interesting info.
30 Nov 2012 10:35PM
Fantastic images of this wonderful sculpture Pamela. Love them all
30 Nov 2012 10:56PM
Great sculpture photography Pamela. Can't pick one over the others. Don
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
30 Nov 2012 11:15PM
lovely set, with great detail.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Dec 2012 12:19AM
Technically very impressive work.


Quote:Great sculpture photography Pamela. Can't pick one over the others. Don

Just brilliant Pamela - quality and clarity is second to none.GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Dec 2012 2:31PM
It really is a magnificent sculpture Smile And beautifully captured in this set, Pamela...think V1 has to be my fave for the viewpoint and composition Wink
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 4:17PM
Beautifully captured, I think my favourite is V1
Tibetan 5 3 England
2 Dec 2012 9:19AM
My favourite is V3. but they are all great shots, the detail is fantastic and expressions are very realistic!, you could almost expect them to move any moment, well done Pamela, three to be proud of, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Dec 2012 12:12PM
Beautiful set Pamela, and great work on the sky.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Dec 2012 2:32PM
You've captured some terrific detail in this sculpture Pamela, I like all three images but v1 is the stand out shot
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
2 Dec 2012 7:43PM
the set and info are great ,the real thing live must be great.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
3 Dec 2012 3:32PM
1 & 3 are hard to seperate, Pamela. If I had to choose, I think V3 would get the vote. Like the subdued colours.

4 Dec 2012 7:31PM
A wonderful front view of a fabulous piece of sculpture, great sky
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 6:39PM
A fantastic set of variant images, luv v1 super composition, they all look very dramatic against that wonderful sky.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 7:29PM
Super set. Looks great against the darker sky. Shows up the detail of he metal brilliantly. paul
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 9:11PM
Where was I miss this
especially after seeing the first ones
a great set but so much in V1 almost as if seeing the men themselves in strength
xwang 8 56 8
15 Dec 2012 5:13PM
Beautiful shot, feel like a stage act. I like V2 most.. I don't know why, maybe it's more dramatic...

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