ABOUT THE PHOTO SELECTION
You may have noticed that I am recently presenting some of my older photos from Germany. I wanted to have in my gallery something from Frankfurt but when I was there the weather was really bad and sky was dull. Thus I picked this close-up without any sky visible here.
ABOUT THE TITLE
Justice is normally pictured as a lady with three attributes: balance, which she uses to weigh the arguments, sword, which symbolizes the power and in most presentations she is blindfolded, which symbolizes that she is objective and has no prejudices or preferences. Some artists present her though with eyes wide open, which supposedly suggests that she is not as objective as one could think. However early presentations of Lady Justice did not show here blindfolded. Was it because the standards were so high in the past, or because people did not even pretend that they care about justice while judging others?
The title which seems to be contradictory in itself is taken from a movie title (1999).
WHAT YOU SEE
The statue of Justitia is a part of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice) on the Römerberg one of the major squares in Franfurt old town. As a background serves here a fragment of slim tower the Gothic Alte Nikolaikirche (St Nikolaus Church) (15th century). Römer is a name of Frankfurt City Hall and Berg means a Mountain, so Römerberg could be translated as a City Hall Square.
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tedesse (24306) 2013-01-27 5:22
Wspaniale zaprezentowales pomnik-fontanne Bogini Sprawiedliwosci we Frankfurcie!
Ladny kadr, dobra ostrosc i kolorystyka.
jemaflor (76660) 2013-01-27 5:27
excellent effet with tis vertical presentation, I like the contrast between tones, perfect result, tfs.
Romano46 (14534) 2013-01-27 5:44
gradevolissima questa tua composizione dal taglio giiustamente verticale, ma insolitamente lungo.
Il soggetto č ben nitido, ma il bello della fotografia sta nel contrasto di colore tra i toni del verde della scultura e il rosa dello sfondo in un contrasto che la stessa essenza della foto. Una bella idea ottimamente sviluppata.
Ciaoe e buona domenica
GREGG (7804) 2013-01-27 5:45
dobra praca zamknięta w świetnej formie,
ciasny kadr, świetna kolorystyka i głębia ostrości
npecanhuk (58264) 2013-01-27 13:43
Sharp fg, blurred interesting bg, exposure, colors, slim vertical format and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (40322) 2013-01-28 4:25
a striking composition this as is the clarity and sharpness. Love the way this statue stands out so aloofly against the pink architectural background. It is so effctive and captivating. Well cropped and presented.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
abmdsudi (35378) 2013-01-28 8:18
What strikes this slim-format shot at glance is the contrasting colors on how effective is the combination, for each stands out on itself in the tight crop. This is a smart approach as the eye is trapped within the small area hovering between the lady and the Gothic structure behind. Credit to your vision and also a good narrative in particular I like the infor on the second paragraph. Well done.
ciakgiak (30403) 2013-01-28 10:03
splendido il taglio verticale allungato, eccellente la composizione perfetta nella qualitŕ e nei dettagli, con quello sfondo rosso molto efficace. Complimenti!!!
Un caro saluto
Noel_Byrne (16281) 2013-01-28 10:44
That is a beautiful representation of justice, and against a very interesting and vivid background. She looks very elegant and powerful, and unique among the statues like this that I have seen. nice to see her not blindfolded too.
The first time I noticed her blidfolded, I was surprised, as I thought that could only be a bad thing, but I understand the meaning now.
Really great capture. thanks
All the best
emka (67365) 2013-01-28 14:38
Bardzo ciekawe rozwazania i dobrze dobrany tytul. Na tym polega dobry post, wszystkie trzy elementy sa tworcze i ciekawe. Swietny kadr, doskonale wyciety, znakomity kontrast posagu i czerwonych murow. Mloda i niebrzydka ta sprawiedliwosc.
Royaldevon (23414) 2013-01-29 9:27
You have done what many of us do, remove the bit that is detrimental to the shot. What you show here is lovely. The statue is well positioned, she is perfectly sharp and set against a most attractive, slightly blurred b/g.
My warm regards,
Sonata11 (31883) 2013-01-29 20:27
przepieknie pokazny ten pomnik na the czrewonorozowej cegly. Tak jak ten piekny pomnik tak piekny fragment architektury. Piekne wspomnienia z Frankfurt. Ladnie wykonane z piekna kolorystyka, bardzo dobra ostrosc. Ciekawe zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
danos (80336) 2013-01-30 6:12
well chosen the Vertical format with the statue of Justitia to outline perfect against the pink colour of the backdrop church.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
ikeharel (47038) 2013-01-30 6:50
Vertical crop to concetrate the view on the statue, that by itself contrst well onto the pink/brown bricks of the edifice beyond.
Fine presented,with only part of the beautiful architecture's on BG city-hall.
Fis2 (78834) 2013-01-30 13:16
Co za nietypowy kadr...
Bardzo oryginalnie pokazales ten posag ciekawej fontanny.
Ladnie kontrasuje patyna z czerwienia choc zastanawia mnie kolor cegly ;)
adramad (32927) 2013-01-30 13:25
As usual in your photos, a very interesting note, which helps us make better the image we behold.
In this case a beautiful close-up, with the precious sculpture, you can not have better background, the details of the beautiful Gothic tower.
Very good brightness and sharpness, to admire this beautiful sculpture that dominates the square.
Good sharpness and brightness.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-01-30 14:58
I love the contrast of the image against the architecture dew. A photo cleverly set image, and very good quality. A photo and a note of interest. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
sevy (14903) 2013-01-31 0:33
Nice bookmark shot from below, allowing to have this colorful background, isolating the artwork.
Good idea for the title, it fits with the Justice lady.
maria-v1981 (10420) 2013-01-31 4:18
A beautiful statue very significant. Background scenery with the red colour creates a wonderful contrast with the statue. Excellent details. To bad you had bad weather.
Have a nice evening,
lousat (67181) 2013-01-31 14:02
Hi Mariusz,original bookmark made by this statue,i like the cut and the contrast whit the red background made by the church,perfect quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Graal (93630) 2013-01-31 23:42
fajna statua z Frnkfurtu ale Ty slusznie dopatrzyles sie w niej anomalii. Oczy nie sa zasloniete wiec faktycznie wyrok zapadnie niesprawiedliwy jesli to ma byc Temida. Brawo za spostrzegawczosc. Bdb jakosc.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-02-01 1:43
Ciekawe , czy niemiecka Temida jest tak samo ślepa na sprawiedliwośc i tak stetryczało powolna jak nasza.
Pieknie uchwycony pomnik pokryty śniedzią. Ta zieleń pieknie komponuje się z lekko rozmytym tłem w bieli i czerwieni. Doskonała jakość obrazu.
bukitgolfb301 (33538) 2013-02-01 12:03
Hi dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reaction to you again.
A significant statue against fantastic liht red bacground! Very eye-catching image, vertcal cropped format is best choice and best match with this situation. Wonderful work!
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
siolaw (37642) 2013-02-03 3:50
The bookmark format suits your idea of tightly framing the statue, the colour of which contrasts well with the red church walls.
A correct way to avoid bad skies too!
mesutilgim (75604) 2013-02-03 12:26
Hello Mariusz !
Wonderfull "bookmark" with perfect formata and nice layout.
TFS and best regards
wolf38 (29682) 2013-02-04 8:29
Hello Mariusz. An interesting photo with a high recognition value. Because last year I was in the same place. The composition is excellent. In addition, informative text.
fritzi007 (235) 2013-02-05 14:01
auch ich hatte in Deutschland(Köln) sehr schlechtes Wetter, aber dein Foto ist sehr farbenfroh, sehr gut getroffen!
batalay (33903) 2013-02-06 20:13
Complemented by an informative and engaging note, this is again a first rate photo. I like the close cropping, and the use of the red brick tower as the backdrop for the statue.
andywo (4703) 2013-02-09 6:00
Interesujaca praca, podoba mi sie kolorystyka i oryginalny, pionowy kadr. Super ostry pomnik i pieknie rozmyte tlo.
Angshu (53667) 2013-02-12 1:12
The bookmark crop works rather well for this image, though I am not too sure whether I like this radial crop in general. But over here it allows us to concentrate on the statue of Justice in front of the red church, which provides good contrasts as a BG. Fine use of DOF as well to make the subject crisp. Well done!
delpeoples (50271) 2013-03-02 23:49
Hello dear Mariusz
This is where your notes are as fascinating as your photos. As a lawyer, what normal people think of justice and its administration always intrigue me, and I'm sure your photo has made alot of us think about the concept justice being blind and justice being for all. Excellent bookmark cut, and beautiful details of the statue of Lady Justice. Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely Sunday
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (28039)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-18
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-27 5:06
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