Below is the information on the Angel.
The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.
It is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across. The wings do not stand straight sideways, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward; Gormley did this to create "a sense of embrace".
It stands on a hill on the southern edge of Low Fell, overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside, and the East Coast Main Line rail route, south of the site of Team Colliery.
Work began on the project in 1994 and cost £1 million. Most of the project funding was provided by the National Lottery. The Angel was finished on 16 February 1998.
Due to its exposed location, the sculpture was built to withstand winds of over 100 mph (160 km/h). Thus, foundations containing 600 tonnes of concrete anchor the sculpture to rock 70 feet (21 m) below. The sculpture was built at Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd using Corten weather resistant steel. It was made in three parts—with the body weighing 100 tonnes and two wings weighing 50 tonnes each—then brought to its site by road. It took five hours for the body to be transported from its construction site in Hartlepool, up the A19 road to the site.
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irek1 (554) 2013-02-23 7:54
Hi Chris, interesting composition, almost B&W. A liitle bit misty. The shape of the sculpture is dangerous, for me. It has something disquieting. Good photo.
sandpiper (5997) 2013-03-05 1:39
must be an impressive sight as you drive by. Interesting statue and well captured in the snow
sevy (13269) 2013-03-06 0:52
Original subject and shot. An evidence that even under a bad weather, photo is still possible.
I found you managed a balanced composition with a good placement of the wings in the vertical frame.
Royaldevon (17787) 2013-03-11 7:47
This is a remarkable sculpture and one that I would love to photograph. I have had a couple of unsuccessful attempts as we have passed it on the motorway - I will have to make a real effort!
I love the way you have composed it, arms (wings) following a pleasing angle from f/g to b/g and the feet standing on a cushion of snow. The falling snow, difficult for light, adds an amazing atmosphere.
I wonder how you would feel about cloning out the black bits near her feet and perhaps adding a little more contrast.
My warm regards,
williewhistler (7257) 2013-03-20 13:28
Hello Chris,now that is devotion to duty,it certainly looks wintery,good on you for braving the elements to get this shot.
All the best, Les.
Hansaphotos (5417) 2013-03-22 1:21
The snowy atmosphere suits the picture well. A good choice of slightly upwards POV. It must have been an interesting sight when the statue was transported. Very well done! TFS. Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
- Copyright: Chris Dyson (CPD66) (608)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-23
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 Macro 1:2
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 4:46