I found this statue on a trip to a tiny town in upstate Pennsylvania, called Jim Thorpe. Back in the day it was mainly a mining town, but nowadays it is a tiny touristic attraction with horseback riding, little shops and boutiques and a beautiful lake outside of it. It is very quiet most of the time.
This statue was on a large property of an ex-entrepreneur whose house nowadays is a museum.
I like the way the statue seems to run away from the light, hiding under the tree, and when a ray of light finds him, he's crouching even more. Another title for this picture would have been "trapped" because he looks like he is.
It was hard to find this statue too. It is exactly how it seems, tucked away under a tree, you won't see it unless you are very close.
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isabela_sor (47583) 2006-02-25 8:58
Ha ha ..chiar ca pare ca se teme de lumina asa cum ai surprins tu!Buna idee sa introduci spotul luminos in imagine!Imi place cum statuia isi pierde culoarea originala....facandu-se una cu decorul, cu natura!
Sa ai un week-end frumos,Gabriel
Nikofan (1090) 2006-02-25 9:07
But I think the statue could be dedicated to the Indians exploited and slavaged int those mines!
anew (582) 2006-02-25 9:49
I love the way you captured the natural colors of the statue, the way the moss has pervaded it. And I love the light coming through, which as you say the man is afraid of. Great work.
klennon79 (0) 2006-02-25 11:07
Great capture if the sunlight hitting the statue in such a way. Nice bright colors and interesting statue. Good perspective as well.
cherubin (1971) 2006-02-25 14:34
very nice composition, excellent work. congratulations!