Many bus tours to the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, stop off at a factory first, that shows how the statues were moulded & sculpted. Taken outdoors, at the entrance to one of these foundries.
The gaps in the hands, are for later placement of things like spears & reins, for the horses. It looks like the Chinese landscapers, & builders, could take lessons in spray-painting!
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Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-26 2:34
Hi, my friend!
It is very famous history. It is very famous art. I like your picture. Good historical view. Good colour and light.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-06-26 2:38
I think that I see something like these statues on television recently.For sure a unique artwork and very well composed from you using the white wall to add the color contrast!
gracious (20025) 2008-06-26 2:39
Excellent portrait of the well known Terracotta warriors from Xian!
good close up with perfect sharpness, good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing
izmirli (3989) 2008-06-26 4:59
merhaba dear chris
excellent composition and naturel colours.wonderful interesting statues.well done.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2008-06-26 7:16
Compliments for your excursion to the past of Chinese warship. A good POV on that. Well done.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-06-26 7:59
Hello Chris. Informative notes and excellent detail of these statues. Is is solid - did you take one home? I like the light and contrast and thanks for sharing. Jusni
Vames (4356) 2008-06-26 12:09
hi Chris,very nice moment and nice statues!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-06-26 12:13
A nice double-portrait hehehehehehe! Excellent way to show us the terracota warriors!
bracasha75 (24591) 2008-06-26 14:04
This are the famous warriors of terracotta...
I have hear that every warrior is difrent like real humans
danos (101784) 2008-06-27 0:36
nice the Terracotta Warriors in Xian,that remember very well.I like your shot with these representative sculpted images,that in combination with the good manage of the light, bring out the details of them.Well done.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-06-27 1:19
Hi Chris excellent shot!the Terracotta Warriors in Xian,I like your picture. Good historical theme these portrait of soldiers statues.Have interesting the different forms of person and the clothings.
UnTrained (0) 2008-06-27 2:38
good view on both unprepared for their job, but ready for being armed. Seems to be difficult light there, but well done.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-27 2:56
Olá Chris, indeed, they need some color. This is almost a b&w picture. On the other hand, they may have a better dramatic effect like this...a huge army that looks a bit like ghosts can be more impressive and frightening. I like the dust effect on them. Excellent double portrait.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-27 6:04
Amazing shot from these fantastic historical relices. The POV is superb, details are great. Beautiful premiére, Have a nice weekend
ifanik (21679) 2008-06-27 10:28
Nice photo my friend
and nice note
pablominto (53746) 2008-06-27 11:39
It happens I wonder how many hours of man labour that was put into the creation of the Terracotta Army..!
But at least they created something for the future...
This is a fine double portrait, showing the details well!
trekks (14348) 2008-06-28 2:21
This has been one of the greatest archeological findings and is drawing crowds to Xian. You show a pair so nicely here to show the details. A bunch of them will be distractive. Nice shot.
foozi (7101) 2009-05-30 23:25
a have seen in musuem and seen them in movies. you have depicted them artistically and beautifully.
something really exciting about those countries in the north.