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By saltireblue    
Time to get all close-up and personal with "The Sphere"

This crop made me think of the original sputnik, (which was shot into space as long ago as October 1957) because of the rods sticking out of its rear. This version is a tad larger than the original which was a mere 23" diameter. However, i don't think you'd get this one in orbit!Sad

That perfect deep blue sky makes a perfect backdrop, and is straight from the camera, it really was this deep hue of blue.

Many thanks for all recent comments, they are appreciated.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: Norway General Sculpture Statoil building Motorists paid for this work -

Voters: saeidNL, andylea, RonnieAG and 31 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
5 Mar 2013 3:37PM
Stunning and great image,like the tones and reflection here,very well done,

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 3:50PM
brilliant detail and comp malc belting colours a wider view for you tonight Smile a cracker nice one Wink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Mar 2013 4:08PM
Lots of lines, angles and geometric shapes in this shot, Malc, the study looking good against the uninterrupted blue of the sky: the smaller areas of green and yellow add a nice wee counterbalance though.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 4:09PM
Brilliant I like this a lot.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 4:09PM
All those lines as it was loading onto the page
proves a stunning and different image Malc
crisp and composed perfectly
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 4:18PM
Great image Malc! Its like a big Ker PlunkGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Mar 2013 4:19PM
fascinating shapes and angles Smile
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Mar 2013 4:55PM
i love your sputnik. yes, it resembles a lot. We got a small beer tank which we call our garden sputnik.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 5:05PM
I love it Malc!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Mar 2013 5:45PM
"Like a big kerplunk"!! GrinGrinGrin Couldn't agree more. All about the colour and shape, Malc.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 5:55PM
all sorts of interesting shapes and angles in this one Malc.

5 Mar 2013 6:00PM
Great view point here Malc, smashing shot.

John Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Mar 2013 6:15PM
i love those lines competing with those irregular shapes of glass.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 6:41PM
I like this cropped version very much.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Mar 2013 7:56PM
Yes, I remember the launch of Sputnik! It does look rather like it...Wink Great close-up, Malc, and it contrasts very well against that beautiful blue sky Smile
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 8:06PM
A good crop Malc SmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Mar 2013 11:08PM
Certainly does make one think of Sputnik!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 1:10PM
This is superb Malc - terrific close composition and perfect exposure to make the most of the conditions.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
6 Mar 2013 3:07PM
I thought we might see a closer view of this sculpture. Stunning against a clear blue Norwegian sky.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
6 Mar 2013 3:14PM
Oooh yes, Sputnik! Super shot and well seen.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 8:00PM
So glad you are showing a closeup of the central sphere, Malc, it's just as wonderful as I envisaged, and beautifully reflective.
Did you hear any beep-beeps emanating from it?
Being so much larger than 23", yours has far more radio antennaeTongue. Also, it might have trouble reaching 18,000 mph like Sputnik 1.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Mar 2013 12:49PM
Like the strong colours and good details here Malc, well worked
Regards Richard
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Mar 2013 7:37PM
Superb Color, Clarity, & Compo ~

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