The Journey

By woolybill1
Detail of the fine sculpture by Fenwick Lawson in Durham.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Specialist and abstract

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gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 9:05AM
I recognised this immediately Bill! A fine close up from this wonderful statue.

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danbrann Plus
13 637 17
25 Jan 2012 9:52AM
It almost looks like a stone carving Bill. Sometimes the part is better than the whole as you have demonstrated here.
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
25 Jan 2012 9:53AM
super shot with wonderful texture
The hand is the star of the image despite despite not being the point of focus, it is for the eye of the viewer. We as humans are very touchy people, always wanting to run our fingers over things and use a sense we are rarely really aware of. Some people shy away from the touch of another's hand and others stretch out to meet the contact.
The hand here is in support, that final support on the way to the end of the journey of life. A beautiful and telling selection from a larger work Bill, you do pick well.


I admit to googling, because I couldn't figure out the statue's stance, I do now, and feel the better for the viewing.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
25 Jan 2012 10:22AM
Super composition. I've read Dougie's comment above and to some extent agree. However I do find that because the face is so dark it recedes into the b/g so that we hardly notice it even though it constitutes a huge part of the picture. I wonder if that was your intention. It's an intriguing bit of focussing and mono work.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 10:25AM
Striking image!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 10:31AM
Such a deeply moving image
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Jan 2012 11:32AM
Looks a good sculpture and makes for a great image. - gary
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 11:33AM
A remarkably image Bill, you've captured the mood so well.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
25 Jan 2012 11:43AM
Fenwick Lawson is another guy that is new to me Bill.
Any relation to the telly cook Nigella Lawson by any chance ?
I could watch her hands in a bowl of flour all day long !!
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
25 Jan 2012 11:53AM

Extremely moving, and beautifully photographed.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 1:20PM
Following Dougie's comment, I'll google this later (just off out). Excellent partial capture, though Bill.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
25 Jan 2012 1:31PM
Wonderful emotion that the sculptor has created in this. Well photographed too ............Sandy
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
25 Jan 2012 2:22PM
Bit like yesterday: I'm looking at this and thinking, what else can I see? No matter: what I can see is a superb mono, with perfect light and shadow in all the right places.

Thanks for your kind comments today (and every day, come to that).

Kind regards.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Jan 2012 3:41PM
Makes a great abstract, very nicely presented, Bill Smile
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jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 5:39PM
Roll that rock up that hill. Well, that was my first thought. Very well taken.
25 Jan 2012 7:04PM
I like the idea of getting in real close on this one Bill, it works well for me.

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RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 9:04PM
Tightly composed and full of interesting texture.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
25 Jan 2012 9:20PM
'Works as a unique monochrome Abstract View,' Bill~

Superb composition, tones, & details, here ~ LEx Wink
25 Jan 2012 9:32PM
A very moody mono Bill.

25 Jan 2012 10:42PM
I see two subjects here, the head and the hand. Both so close to each other yet separated by a sideways 'S' shaped divider.
Excellent piece of work.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Jan 2012 7:34PM
This image is all about fine detail, excellent work Bill
luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
30 Jan 2012 8:31AM
excellent close up

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