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snunney (75134) 2013-12-15 2:06
Fine homage to the great man, perfectly rendered in black and white.
lousat (67181) 2013-12-15 2:28
Hi Rosemary,great way to celebrate this great man in the day of the last goodbye,i like the choice of black and white as a metaphore to the past,imposing perspective and great sharpness! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (14534) 2013-12-15 2:35
un giusto ricordo nel giorno del funerale di questo grande uomo.
Immagino che anche per questo motivo la tua foto sia stata elaborata in bianco e nero.
Una scelta, la tua, che condivido in pieno.
Ciao e buona domenica
timecapturer (40322) 2013-12-15 3:10
a fitting image to post today, as we all say goodbye to the man who in all senses was larger than life. Nicely presented in B&W and a lovely tribute.
Royaldevon (23414) 2013-12-15 3:12
I like your sensitivity.
No words are necessary, the image speaks for itself!
My warm regards,
Sergiom (49050) 2013-12-15 5:42
Elle est immense cette statue. Elle correspond bien à l'immensité de l'homme, considéré presque comme un dieu par toute la nation sud africaine. Dommage que son héritage soit maintenant dans les mains d'un homme corrompu.
Hansaphotos (6255) 2013-12-15 7:42
A very suitable photo for this day. A wider version of your earlier post of this huge statue. A great way to honor this great man. Works well in your choice of b&w. Respect!
Subhogen (3230) 2013-12-15 8:23
Few days back we saw the shoes, today we see the whole statue.
Very good photo in B&W as homage to this true great man.
Good use of his clan name as the title of your photo.
Thanks for sharing.
ourania (21500) 2013-12-15 9:03
a suggestive, vivid and inspiring statue, showing Madiba as an ordinary figure among the passers by but so much greater. I like very much your point of view that makes him look taller even than the buildings. The quality of the lighting and of your monochrome treatment are superb. The people look small in this graphical setting and next to Mandela but they'll have to keep his legacy alive from now on. He gave so much to all of us. Thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
holmertz (33567) 2013-12-15 9:59
Now only the memory remains. South Africa will probably never again see a person of his size, metaphorically, but people will hopefully continue to lean comfortably against his giant personality for many more years.
williewhistler (10915) 2013-12-15 12:09
the towering figure of Madiba has been and will remain an inspiration for many years to come so your choice of BW would seem very appropriate for this fine shot.
I do like the level of contrast and tones that you have used.
Best wishes Les.
carlo62 (22407) 2013-12-15 14:22
importante tributo a un uomo che merita di essere ricordato come esempio di giustizia e che possa servire da insegnamento per tutti gli uomini.
Nicou (109778) 2013-12-15 19:45
quelle iamge et contraste contraste de grandeur et de tons cette statue immense avec le petits personnage qui donnent bien l'échelle merveilleuse compo et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (50271) 2013-12-15 22:02
Gidday dear Rosemary
Another excellent way to farewell our Madiba, I was just reading about how he will be laid to rest. I like this one as it seems to have been taken from the hip (although probably wasn't). It has that quirky, arty angle that I often associate with Designsoul's work. Superb B&W contrasts and I like the slight distortion caused by the wide angle lens. Seeing that half the image is in strong shade and the other half in strong light, you did exceptionally well with balancing it out. Nice one!
jjcordier (69639) 2013-12-15 22:43
Ce grand homme méritait bien cette statue géante. Bel hommage!
Noel_Byrne (16281) 2013-12-16 1:03
A man who in life was larger than life, and in passing the statue to remember him remains larger than life also. I love this statue and I love the composition you chose here , as well as the choice of black and white.
Having seen a lot of the coverage of this on TV, I must once again say that I so much admire how so many people mourning him in Africa do so by singing and dancing and celebrating the life, as opposed to mourning the loss. Its a beautiful way to do it.
I will be in Dublin city on saturday, and I intend to photograph the supermarket where Mary Manning picketed for 3 years after she was fired for refusing to handle fruit from South Africa. Its a small connection between Ireland and the great man, but its a good time to take that shot.
Thanks as always
trevormoffiet (1796) 2013-12-16 1:12
I like your sentiments in posting this towering image of Madiba. I also like the sentiments expressed by the other responders to your image.
subhendu_bagchi (23699) 2013-12-16 1:13
namaste, here is a nice composition. The street scene is interesting with the big statue at right and especially the man beside it as a scale! Nice to see this in monochrome, which suit it well. Very good one indeed. Tfs.
abmdsudi (35378) 2013-12-16 9:04
RIP Nelson Mandela
A great leader for his nation and a great symbol for the world for human rights and anti racist fight!
A really sad loss for a great man..
May rest in peace!
Cricri (95455) 2013-12-16 11:00
Immense statue de ce grand monsieur, un bel hommage qui lui est bien rendue, les personnes sembles si petites a coté, très belle présentation
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-12-18 8:40
A fine tribute to a true giant, Rosemary. Thanks for sharing this!
I heard one television commentator trying to explain the significance and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela to America. He used an analogy that may be lost on those unfamiliar with US history, but let me share it, please? He said it would not be an overstatement to say that Mandela was both George Washington AND Abraham Lincoln. :-)
emka (67365) 2013-12-21 14:14
Hi again, It is also excellent photo of mandela monument, but with less impact than the other one. But also very interesting shot in black and white and we can appreciate the scale. Great homage to the great man.
wolf38 (29682) 2014-01-11 0:52
Hello Rosemary. An interesting and very current photo. People feel comfortable in the vicinity of this impressive sculpture.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.