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The Departure

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 17 March 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Detail from the War Memorial outside of Newcastle Upon Tyne's Civic Centre. A very attractive piece of post 1918 artwork, which kind of represents everything they wanted to back in those dark days, strength, duty, and community.

PENTAX K100D 1/45 second F/8.0 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Wonderful and detailed artwork!

17 Mar 2010 5:53am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture

17 Mar 2010 6:28am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

simply beautiful, great job!

17 Mar 2010 7:11am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Very creative way on this PP, like the vigneting applied
PS:For my last upload I didn't use Cokin filter only digital filter from CS3

17 Mar 2010 7:29am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic. The details in this powerful statue are extraordinary. I really like the red tones -- they emphasize the powerfulness of this image.

17 Mar 2010 7:32am

Scott Rippee from Fresno, United States

I like how the viewers attention is drawn to the couple in the center. Very well done.

17 Mar 2010 7:54am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful to view, well seen, well done, Curly.

17 Mar 2010 8:01am

Spike from Bristol, United Kingdom

Good choice of subject - nice bit of storytelling there. I particularly like the toning you've done and the soft vignette.

I wonder if the sculptor was portraying any particular people, ie, identifiable men and boys who actually went to the "war to end all wars", as opposed to a generic heroic scene.

17 Mar 2010 8:29am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful capture. Great detail and tones. I like the soft vignette.

17 Mar 2010 8:50am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

and romance. I like the treatment. Well done

17 Mar 2010 9:17am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great processing,

17 Mar 2010 9:19am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Compelling image. The vignette and the effect works very well.

17 Mar 2010 9:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You framed it well Curly. A lovely sense of movement

17 Mar 2010 10:25am

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

influencing image.

17 Mar 2010 10:36am

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

nice detail image, the vignette of soft focus brings the eye straight to the main feature. very subtly done.

17 Mar 2010 10:41am

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

Stunning shot! Lovely comp and processing

17 Mar 2010 10:55am

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Beautiful image and well detailed

17 Mar 2010 11:05am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Very nice tones. It gives the impression that the artwork is just finished by the artist and in addition made of clay that is still fresh.

17 Mar 2010 11:41am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great work, very poignant.

17 Mar 2010 11:44am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice pp work on this shot Curly! A fantastic tribute..... ;-)

17 Mar 2010 11:44am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A nice piece of history..

17 Mar 2010 12:01pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A great example of social history illustrating the bond people had back then. Sadly the community spirit is not the same these days. Nice presentation.

17 Mar 2010 12:32pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

A great piece of art ,superbly photographied with a splendid light !

17 Mar 2010 12:51pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A poignant image, very well processed, Curly.

17 Mar 2010 12:55pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Love your presentation and processing of this beautiful and powerful sculpture!

17 Mar 2010 1:00pm

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Very good capture and processing - excellent done!

17 Mar 2010 2:41pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot.. the presentation is great..

17 Mar 2010 3:11pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the tones, gerat process

17 Mar 2010 3:45pm

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Looks classic!

17 Mar 2010 4:09pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A moving scene

17 Mar 2010 5:36pm

pramod from mumbai, India

great shots, black & white are superb.keep going Curly.......

17 Mar 2010 6:07pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

this is so exciting! very nice toning and softness!

17 Mar 2010 6:40pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

very cool image! I really like the tones of the shot!

17 Mar 2010 6:43pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Stunning shot, great processing and tones.

17 Mar 2010 7:46pm

Florence from Paris, France

Your process (blur and hint) really fits the sculpture, and echoes the dramatic scene. Well done.

17 Mar 2010 7:55pm

Alberto from D.F., Mexico

Excellent!!

17 Mar 2010 8:09pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

strength indeed...nicely done!

17 Mar 2010 9:09pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

What a beautiful statue! The pink tones are stunning and the details in the photo are incredible.

17 Mar 2010 10:11pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful detail......nice job !!

17 Mar 2010 10:21pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

A very intense memorial and I'm impressed with how you shot it.

17 Mar 2010 11:15pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

sorry for getting behind in the comments Curly, your always one of my first stops ya know :) wonderful lighting to bring out the details, very well done, The Good old days,

18 Mar 2010 1:27am

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful composition, a beautiful tonality, good framing, cheer!

18 Mar 2010 9:44am

shoti from somewhere in, China

nice processing Curly, though I'm not a big fan of vignettes.

19 Mar 2010 2:04am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Nice vignetting on this sculpture and the reddish sepia really works.

19 Mar 2010 3:45am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

beautiful shot and treatment. We will soon celebrate the beginning of this war, one century! when i was a child, I met some people who faught the whole war long! It seems quite incredible, why did they had to suffer such a great deal?

21 Mar 2010 10:25am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Interesting color and awesome sculpture work...

22 Mar 2010 1:35pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture! The post processing really does an excellent job of conveying the feelings of the loved ones.

11 Apr 2010 2:01pm

PENTAX K100D
1/45 second
F/8.0
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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war-memorial
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