Good Morning Everyone,
I chose this sculpture 'Quantum Leap' as a symbol of how life takes huge steps (the birth of my granddaughter, after a few heart-stopping moments).
The sculpture, called 'Quantum Leap', to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, is on the banks of the River Severn in Shrewsury.
It is meant to represent the backbone of a dinosaur or, perhaps a chain of DNA but we found out that the locals call it 'Slinky', with a sort of dismissive fondness.
For lots more information about this sculpture just click here for an Internet link.
I just loved the drama of this view but I will add, as a w/s here my shot which shows the complete sculpture and its location.
Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)
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carlo62 (19357) 2013-08-18 0:32
bella interpretazione, hai fatto molto bene ad aggiungere la foto del ws, qui si vede l'opera nel suo complesso ed è più facile da capire.
Credo che si tratti di una stilizzazione del concetto di "evoluzione", che trattandosi di Darwin, mi sembra appropiata, in fatti si vede un soggetto, dopo un lungo percorso, si trasforma in un altro più complesso, appunto, si evolve.
Bella foto e bella condivisione, con l'aiuto della nota.
gildasjan (39558) 2013-08-18 1:01
Cette lèvre s'inscrit bien dans le format et le contraste image est agréable avec le bleu de ce ciel.
lousat (64101) 2013-08-18 1:03
Hi Bez,very original sculpture and great choice of point of view to create this circular effect in an imposing perspective,very nice and interesting,excellent work completed by the full view on WS,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (105721) 2013-08-18 1:51
Quelle image et compo sueprbe vue quelle forme fantastique captage et cette pierre une merveille bravo.
subhendu_bagchi (21006) 2013-08-18 3:06
excellent composition and I think the chosen POV is just great here. Like the texture of it, which offers great graphism. Superb depth and sharpness. Good colour contrast. A very good one. Tfs.
snunney (72650) 2013-08-18 3:29
The workshop is fine, but I like your idea of concentrating on just a part of this sculpture. The close crop and low lighting together create a great sense of drama, which was no doubt what you were after. Excellent presentation. Have a great Sunday.
timecapturer (37028) 2013-08-18 4:48
exhilarating shot of this art work. I love the twisting curve and your crop makes it work so evocatively with it taking on all sorts of meanings and imaginings. Super textures and light make it so compelling and irresistible. Well done!
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
amaryllis (32051) 2013-08-18 5:15
excellente prise de vue de cette statue où l'on voit exactement les détails et ta note est intéressante et explicite
merci de ce partage
Sergiom (45348) 2013-08-18 5:16
Belle histoire, surtout que lorsque j'étais jeune mon surnom était Slinky, parce que j'étais très maigre. Les choses ont bien changées depuis. Ici, j'aime bien le cadrage original très graphique dans son essence.
macondo (18461) 2013-08-18 5:28
A very bold and striking composition - yes I can see a Dinosaur. Or a twisted, rusty piece from the electric shaver of a giant. I must say the sky is especially well captured, with great detail in the clouds, making a fine contrast with the harsh shapes beneath.
Congratulations, too, on the birth of your grand-daughter - is she your first?
Have a pleasant Sunday - ours is just about over. Horrible windy rainy thing it was too.
ikeharel (43953) 2013-08-18 5:49
Both the WS and this pic. are a unique sculptur in view. Though, the WS is my better preference, Beverly, becouse it shows more of the surrounding area and a full statue image.
Nice taken the expensive art work (450K BP), in fine clarity and under mild daylight.
Good photojob on both pic.'s, cheers,
jcpix (6504) 2013-08-18 12:14
Glad you have shown us both pictures, the WS helps put this sculpture into its context. Both are beautiful, but my preference is for this main post. I like the tighter framing that requires a bit more on the imagination. I took some time trying to figure it out, and enjoyed what my brain thought of along the way. :) Impressive exposure too, the bottom right corner looks like it could have easily come out far too dark to make out any detail, but you've done a great job balancing it all out.
I always enjoy seeing these things that are about town, the things most would never otherwise know of unless they were shared with the masses. Thanks for providing us with a delightful look at this interesting piece of public artwork. Congrats on the birth of your granddaughter! :)
saxo042 (33900) 2013-08-18 21:05
A very interesting sculpture, you have chosen your position very well and balanced your picture very carefully. The included link ia also very interesting, I can well imagine the discussions here regarding the costs and values of art.
macjake (45588) 2013-08-19 4:02
these sculptures sure can be strange huh!
who really knows how to correctly interpret the artists true intentions.
thanks for the WS, its a bit smaller than i thought from this abstract pov.
good lighting even in the darker areas here.
certainly a unique post and subject!
as Luciano says, its an imposing perspective as it captured my attention immediately.
have a great start to your week
Didi (51265) 2013-08-19 11:16
Nice dinosaur tail, very original subject :)
Very interesting notes
Kugart (1770) 2013-08-19 14:10
From the WS I can see why this sculpture is known locally as Slinky,however your cropped shot adds a lot more atmosphere. Nicely chosen POV gives good contrast between the colour of the sculpture and the sky. Nice work
Cricri (92123) 2013-08-20 22:37
Très original sculpture, un cadrage perso, netteté et détails bien rendu, j'aime l'originalité donner ici, mais celle en WS me plait beaucoup
Graal (92140) 2013-08-20 23:38
unusual sculpture. The form like some gigantic spine of the dinosaur. Fine perspective and composition. Interesting note, too. Well done photo, also in WS.
Have a nice day.
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-21 3:37
Amazing photo with splendid colors and contrasts.Superb details and lightning usage.Nice POV and simple but ideal framing.Very good job.
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (72944) 2013-08-21 12:19
Very nice capture of this modern artwork.
Good layout and nice framing.
Perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and good evening
mjw364 (6142) 2013-08-23 2:35
I recognised this immediately - it is opposite the Severn theatre where one of my family performed in a ballet.
I like how you have composed this to create a diagonal across the frame.
willperrett (4075) 2013-08-24 1:58
Good choice of the close-up as your main posting, though it's instructive to see the whole thing. I confess I'd not heard of this sculpture before, and am glad you've shown it to us. Nice graphic composition.
sevy (14267) 2013-08-25 23:55
Interesting artwork, at first glance, I was thinking to a dinosaur backbone.
Good composition, well balanced with a good use of the sky to make easier the reading of the statue.
CLODO (26414) 2013-09-10 4:46
back from holidays (Pyrénées, one week in Manchester to discover my second grand son Lucas, one month old, then a week in Côte d'Azur with the David (the elder) and back to Mcht'er and then to Pessac)
It looks really as bones from a dinosaur, view from this angle!
Corry (1453) 2013-09-16 19:42
Originale, cette sculpture. L'image est nette et la note intéressante. Merci.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21405)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-23
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-18 0:02