Church Militant?

By woolybill1
Our long weekend visit to the capital finally supplied an opportunity to get some new material, in large part thanks to a group of wonderful EPZ members who joined us on Saturday afternoon: a case of great minds thinking alike despite the freezing conditions . . .
However, I have only processed a single photograph so far, taken on Friday, and since this is a busy week it will have to suffice for the time being. This most unusual statue stands to the north of Southwark Cathedral; I do not know what it is supposed to represent so have made something up!

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Black and white

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 8:40AM
works so well ............

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paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
5 Mar 2013 8:46AM
That seems very mediaeval and quite sinister. Well done. I like it.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Mar 2013 8:49AM
The treatment sits the title Bill or the Title suits the treatment. A good angle which has been well thought out.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
5 Mar 2013 8:55AM
Well worked image Bill looks like sinister icon from this angle and the processing makes it more so
Regards Richard
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Mar 2013 9:01AM
It's a Roman Soldier, Bill


looks very menacing too Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Mar 2013 9:35AM
A statue of a Roman Guard, Bill, but there's no plaque to give further info. The 'church militant' theory works well, portraying it as a form of Luddite against the advancing Shard!!

Welcome back Bill...this sure works well good eye tells a story, only you could have captured this shot. excellent work.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
5 Mar 2013 9:46AM
Wonderfully sinister; beautifully composed and processed Bill. Makes you fear the inquisition is back!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 10:34AM
Super pov Bill - I know not what it is either, although Dave seems to. The processing has brought out some menace.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 10:41AM
One scary image brings shivers to me bones...............
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
5 Mar 2013 11:14AM
The new is relentlessly encroaching upon the old.
Know the feeling. Grin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
5 Mar 2013 1:52PM
Don't ask me why but when I looked at this Jack the Ripper came to mind. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Mar 2013 2:50PM
It does look rather spooky and sinister, especially with mono toned processing...nice one, Bill! Smile
Trev Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 2:55PM
Sinister, moody and a little scary Bill. I like it! Smile

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
5 Mar 2013 4:29PM
Super POV and compo, I love this image and the antique plate toning. Welcome back, Bill!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
5 Mar 2013 4:50PM
Definitely someone (or something) that will not be voting for a continuation of the old guard, Bill. This one wants change.
Darkly ominous and perhaps a glimpse of things to come, whether we welcome them or not...

Very glad you and Moira survived the trip to the soft south.Wink

5 Mar 2013 5:56PM
An atmospheric and very interesting comp' Bill. Glad you two had a great time.

John Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Mar 2013 5:32AM
This is so spooky

Ray42 10 3 England
6 Mar 2013 6:55AM
Great shot Bill
Sezz 13 617 15 England
6 Mar 2013 10:48AM
Have to agree with the others about the sinister feel, good choice of angle for this Bill!

Sarah *
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
6 Mar 2013 1:56PM
Sinister for sure - Gotham city! Your processing of this one is impressive, even the thumb grabbed my eye.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:43PM
Dark and threatening - super effect!
10 Mar 2013 10:58AM
Some parts of an anchor seem to be there. Just a shard of an idea?


wonderfully dramatic and moody image.
To get one image this good from any trip is tremendous, more is miraculous Bill.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Mar 2013 12:42AM
A very dark and gothic image Bill, as soon as I viewed this Batman and Gotham city sprang to mind

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