One of the three beautiful bronze sculptures that grace the entrance to Minster Court in the City of London, England. Sculptured by Althea Wynne they stand guard, flanked by huge wrought iron gates. Lovingly nicknamed Sterling, Dollar and Yen, the horses have become a widely recognised symbol of the London insurance market. Not sure which currency this one represents!
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mauro61 (52545) 2012-09-07 2:17
bella immagine con le tante geometrie che si intrecciano dietro la statua equestre,
Ben controllata la luce,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-07 3:26
a superb photo with spectacular composition and details, superb lights and the POV is very attractive. Great shot of this place, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
rychem (13688) 2012-09-07 10:45
Beautiful and dynamic sculpture, it was a great idea of Londoners to find such adequate names for the horses. TFS
janjan1897 (835) 2012-09-07 11:01
I like how you use the natural light there, reflecting upon the various matters. One thing that is pretty interesting here is the horse in motion in opposition with the still architecture. Structure and proportions are well used here. Great work.
Have a nice weekend.
Highmountains (2249) 2012-09-07 13:31
It is a beautiful photograph of the atrium and one of the three horses.
The colours are sharp and saturated - the red of the steps, the bronze of the horse and the translucent green of the glass..
This horse must be the one on the extreme left, and while most photographers attempt to capture all the three horses at an acute angle, its nice that you prefered to focus on a single horse and its surrounding imagery.
Thanks for sharing.
williewhistler (9873) 2012-09-07 13:53
I like the use of the upright format where the curvy statue of the horse dominates the busy scene.
Nice exposure settings here,with so much glass around.
All the best Les.
MJR (3340) 2012-09-07 14:09
Another post with no hint of blue sky.. The weather has not been so bad, esp down south ?!
A striking image, with lovely colours. No doubt tricky to get the best POV, the horse gets a little lost in the BG, but for all that, in the spirit of TE, a great post. It has taken me to a place I have never been, and the note imparts info I have never heard !
Good work !
jjcordier (67270) 2012-09-07 21:24
Ils n'en ont même pas appelé un "euro"....c'est du racisme ça non? Très bonne composition où les lignes et les couleurs s'associent de belle façon et où tu as magnifiquement joué avec la lumière du moment.
delpeoples (48654) 2012-09-08 0:12
Jeez you've composed this well, making the most of the graphism created by the background architecture and also grabbing the details of the sculpture. I love the colours and the way you handled the uneven light conditions. The tight frame has worked well, and I can almost visualise Craig and Juan foaming at the mouth over this modern beauty.
Cheers and have a great Saturday
dkmurphys (42527) 2012-09-08 11:08
I like a lot the colors of this image. Interesting structure in the abckground and a fine classical sculpture well lightned.
Have a good night.
Sonata11 (31245) 2012-09-09 13:29
sorry that I can not gives any point but I like this picture very much so. Fantastic captured of this modent architecture and the beautiful horse statue. Magnificent photo. Love it. Magnificent work.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
jhm (128049) 2013-06-09 5:08
You play wonderful with light and shade, but the horse is the real eye catcher on these nice picture.
We get also a very nice background with the glass wall.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37124)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-07 1:59