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  #191 Rocks Star!
Entry 5 of 28
   
 
Hewn From Volcanic Rock       ©2017 mrsawyer
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       5th place, 132 points
1/400s, f5.6, ISO 100, 35mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Combined two exposures. Cloned out bottom of statue to accentuate the appearance of great height. Applied unsharpmask. Cropped. Resized.       Extra Info: My wife hates this statue for some unknown reason! In addition to the normal commentary on the quality of the entry, please tell whether you like the statue or not. Thanks
 
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mrsawyer
Sep 27, 2017
    Good one Michael. I think it is not a rumor, it is assured!

Lo - A friend gave it to me - instead of tossing into the rubbish!

Thanks, Robert

Check out the outtakes...

Lo
Sep 25, 2017
    I love this shot. Were you the one who bought the statue???

Mepo
Sep 25, 2017
    Rumour has it that these heads spread romance, tranquillity and congeniality . . . after they have departed ;-)

RobertLavker
Sep 25, 2017
    Nice one Berrnie - way to go

mrsawyer
Sep 25, 2017
    Thanks for the comments, compliments and questions.
This statue is about one foot tall, and according to the household decorator, will not be at our residence much longer. She is afraid to touch it, so I'll have to sell it I suppose!

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A.N.Other
Sep 25, 2017
    Great angle. Maybe crop a bit off the sky.

itstom
Sep 24, 2017
    The shadows are perhaps a bit too dark, but a nice shot none the less.

B Boop
Sep 24, 2017
    Like. Nice dynamic range.

rd52
Sep 24, 2017
    Really like the perspective you chose to shoot this 'Rock' man. One of my favs, well done!

Lo
Sep 24, 2017
    You've chosen a great angle for your photo - it gives a wonderful suggestion of size. Great colour and detail.

I love the statue. I think it would be great to have it in my garden.

Old Finn
Sep 24, 2017
    Interesting photographing direction. In my favorites.

RobertLavker
Sep 24, 2017
    I like the statue. I am not sure that I like the perspective. I think a less acute angle might have shown more of the overall head, which is the interesting part. The foreground (chest) and back shoulder (left side) could be minimized.

jomari
Sep 24, 2017
    You couldn't really get a more iconic piece of stonework than this, could you? Well done.

babysister
Sep 23, 2017
    Good photo, and I like the statue but would like to see it in its surroundings before I gave it full approval!

forkcandles
Sep 23, 2017
    looks like an Easter island head.
on theme
would like to see the whole statue in out takes then will comment

breadmaker
Sep 23, 2017
    Interesting angle and good subject for the challenge but your wife is right...Ugly!

davemisunas
Sep 23, 2017
    Good shot shooting from underneath can be difficult to capture.. composition, lighting and in focus, the big nose add a bit of humor (for me) in my favorites.

cookiejar
Sep 22, 2017
    Love the subject and the angle. The texture is an interesting detail.

ysal
Sep 22, 2017
    Tell us how big this statue is. If it's around knee height, it could be considered cute. If it's huge, I'm with your wife. Reminds me of the Easter Island statues. Very nicely photographed with great detail of the entire statue which stands nicely against the pretty sky. The sense of looking up his nose is a little disturbing.
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