A slightly more conventional look at this sculpture.
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Noel_Byrne (25220) 2014-07-31 10:05
A fine sculpture and your capture is perfect, you have taken in so many elements and textures, my eye doesn't know where to look first! A perfect division of the background with the excellent lighthouse setting the tone of the area, while the other half contains the great sculpture. Even this side is also broken in half, the lower part with the fine texture of the pedestal, and up above the siphoning pearl which looks like a little world in its own as it throws back the crystal clear reflection. Even a strong backlight, which I like so much, has made an appearance in the reflection. Beautiful capture,
photoray (12669) 2014-07-31 17:39
Attractive unique coastal sculpture combining the large sea shell with giant gazing globe and geometric pedestal, and a bonus with the observation tower and the required palm trees.
jcpix (13700) 2014-08-03 20:01
What a difference a point of view can make, yeah? :)
This takes on a fresh, new appeal in the color version and more "traditional" composition...but none the less appealing.
With the tower in the background, and the walkway in plain view, this arrangement has an uneven balance. Wait, what...is that even possible?!! :) Love the rich, rustic colors and play of light on the open shell, which compliments the blue sky beautifully.
An easy to follow image which takes us on a fun little walk of our own from front to back. Sharp, detailed and well exposed once again. Great to see these pics from one of your favorite places, I can see the effort that's gone into your finished product. Enjoy the new week. Take it easy amigo.
Waylim (25362) 2014-08-15 18:11
With the larger file size, the details and texture of this photo shows up even more and really impressive. though it seem the light would be very difficult with the main subject being in the shadow and some of the background in the light, and you are shooting against the sky, good thing it was blue sky, so the contrast is not too strong. You did a fantastic job with the exposure, just right. Beautiful sculpture too, with the crystal ball as pearl reflecting some of the landscape behind you as well.
gildasjan (41698) 2014-10-04 3:46
Très bonne netteté sur cette sphère qui attire notre regard et belle complémentarité des couleurs avec le bleu de ce ciel.
stego (24030) 2014-10-04 17:11
It is an intriguing and original monument, nicely presented with the POV you chose. The (also funny) tower on the left balances the compo and the light management is well done, except for a slight hallo on the sky, around the shell. I wonder if it wasn't (even) better if the monument wasn't so cropped on the right.
TFS, regards, José.
PS: I commented your WS of my post.
omid266 (5580) 2014-12-12 20:00
very beautiful POV here from statue and the view of background,
very well work and Thanks!
Periko (2813) 2014-12-20 18:29
Seguramente esta escultura es nueva, ya que no la ví hace cinco años, cuando estuve ahí por última vez.
La escultura es interesante y de un estilo poco común. La composición y la luz son muy buenas.
eldancer1 (28953) 2015-01-10 7:11
Beautiful sculpture! Wouldn't it be awesome if I find a pearl that big? Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Very well done, tfs.
jhm (140563) 2015-01-14 3:20
I am completely agree with the writer, a perfect division of the background with the excellent lighthouse setting the tone of the area, while the other half contains the great sculpture.
You did a fantastic job with the exposure,
Taken with high quality and sharpness.
Nice done, TFS.
Matyas (2856) 2015-02-06 7:31
Hola Russ! Wonderful modern sculpture. Amazing tower in the background. Fine point of view. Very fine exposure and capture. Original composition. Good luck!
claudeD (33572) 2015-02-25 1:10
wonderful contribution to TE by showing this very interesting sculpture. Very good composition, fine light management and clarity. I especially like the reflections on the pearl.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
serp2000 (40604) 2015-02-27 4:54
Now I have see the shell sculpture, but this thumbnail si very attractive but I did not recognize this subject. Good PoV, I like your idea to place the tower on the foreground for some balance.
- Copyright: Russ Ham (EstudioChispa) (2070)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-06
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-31 8:55