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The Crosby Men

By Paree
These wonderful Iron men stand all along the Crosby shore line near to Blackpool, there are 100 of them spaced out on the beach, and in the sea.
each standing alone motionless on the flat coastal shore, braving the incoming tides, perhaps sometimes submerged, and seeing away the outgoing tides
We saw them last week in a howling gale storm, I have brightened the photo up a bit.
We went to see them as they are soon to be moved to America, after being on the continent, they keep being moved after a few years to a new home.a new country.
These 100 men life-cast statues are of Anthony Gromley who used his own body to make the casts, (which are all identical) he also made also the Angel of the North sculpture
hope you enjoy them
maureen

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: gajewski, shortstuff, ChiliMan and 17 more


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Comments


PLCimagery 10 77 1 England
29 Oct 2006 4:53PM
makes for a great image - like the way you have framed them

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foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
29 Oct 2006 4:58PM
Thats a smashing view into the distance along that beach Maureen.Nice shot.
Pete.
NeilM 10 England
29 Oct 2006 5:00PM
this would look good as a pink floyd album cover i think, well done.

Neil
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2006 6:13PM
They're are not any more each one has it's own little character, didn't you notice?
the postion of the men has been caught to it's full advantage.

di
Phoebecat 10 1 Italy
29 Oct 2006 8:17PM
Yuor usual top notch standard - like it

Matt
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
29 Oct 2006 8:48PM
Hi Maureen,excellently captured,love the perspective,depth and staggered look of the statues.Cracking composition.Take care.AnnSmile
User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
30 Oct 2006 9:31AM
Seen these guys on the news the other night. Surreal photo of the class I have come to expect from you.

Luv Victor x
30 Oct 2006 7:44PM
Wheres the reflection?
exposure Plus
12 3.9k England
31 Oct 2006 1:15PM
A Lovely perspective light detail and composition.
Pauline.
joseph 10 England
31 Oct 2006 9:15PM
How strange and beautiful...What a great capture...Click.
KKmoments 10 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2006 9:58AM
WOW thanks for sharing this with us, I had no idea they existed.... well captured and good work
Karen
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
1 Nov 2006 5:31PM
Nice one Maureen. I reckon it's a pity they are to be moved.

Brian.
KBan 11 495 4 England
2 Nov 2006 8:22PM
nice one, pity they are on the move
keith
kevski 10 14 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 7:52PM
I never realised these were real till i saw it on tv the other night doh!
nice one maureen.
kev.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
17 Nov 2006 11:39PM
One of the better shots of this that I've seen. Do you know where in the States they will be located and when? -=Walter

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