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Detail of the fine sculpture by Fenwick Lawson in Durham.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2011 - 11:28 AM
Focal Length:29mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Journey
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:25 Jan 2012 - 8:58 AM
Tags:Black and white, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract


25 Jan 2012 - 9:05 AM

I recognised this immediately Bill! A fine close up from this wonderful statue.

danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:52 AM

It almost looks like a stone carving Bill. Sometimes the part is better than the whole as you have demonstrated here.

cantona43 Plus Member 10920 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:53 AM

super shot with wonderful texture

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:56 AM

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 Member 75484 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 10:22 AM

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 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 - 10:25 AM

Striking image!

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 10:31 AM

Such a deeply moving image

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:32 AM

Looks a good sculpture and makes for a great image. - gary

franken Plus Member 133633 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:33 AM

A remarkably image Bill, you've captured the mood so well.


mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:43 AM

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 Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:53 AM


Extremely moving, and beautifully photographed.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 1:20 PM

Following Dougie's comment, I'll google this later (just off out). Excellent partial capture, though Bill.

Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 1:31 PM

Wonderful emotion that the sculptor has created in this. Well photographed too ............Sandy

KingBee Plus Member 9429 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 2:22 PM

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 Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 3:41 PM

Makes a great abstract, very nicely presented, Bill Smile
Trev Smile

jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 5:39 PM

Roll that rock up that hill. Well, that was my first thought. Very well taken.

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 7:04 PM

I like the idea of getting in real close on this one Bill, it works well for me.

John Smile

RockArea Plus Member 9RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:04 PM

Tightly composed and full of interesting texture.


LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:20 PM

'Works as a unique monochrome Abstract View,' Bill~

Superb composition, tones, & details, here ~ LEx Wink

25 Jan 2012 - 9:32 PM

A very moody mono Bill.


RysiekJan Plus Member 9184 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 - 10:42 PM

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 Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 7:34 PM

This image is all about fine detail, excellent work Bill

luceombra  427 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 8:31 AM

excellent close up

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