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Photographer's Note

This is a shot of a group of living statues who were performing in Grafton Street in South inner city Dublin.

When I came across them this morning, a huge smile came over my face, as this is the exact same group of people that I first encountered in a great shot called Four Men In Black, posted by Malgo (Emka).

Malgo's shot is here :
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Ireland/South/Dublin//photo1449516.htm

Being perfectly honest, I found them a little creepy, and I know that at least one of them (lower right) is wearing a mask, but I think the other three just have their faces painted. They were certainly getting quite a crowd, including many children who seemed terrified of them!

When you put some money in the black jug in front of them, all four move slightly, but in perfect unison to show gratitude for the donation, otherwise they remain as still as statues.

I gave a couple of euro to them, as I was standing before them for a couple of minutes to get my shot. As I put my lens cap back on and started to move on, the one on lower left gave me an ever so subtle wave goodbye.

It seems they got a new dog since Malgo photographed them too!

Thanks for looking

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2476 W: 12 N: 5802] (20169)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-08
  • Categories: Humorous
  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 7:49
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