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photoblog image There's a sea coming in....

There's a sea coming in....

... if you listen you can hear it. The crash of the waves against metal as the Gormleys slide under the sea.

One of the Gormleys at Crosby gets a chance to study the action of the sea at close quarters.

The Another place Pnstallation consists of 100 statues cast from the body of Antony Gormley himself and spread over 1.5km of beach at Crosby near Liverpool. The layout is designed so that they are covered and uncovered with the ebb and flow of the tide. As there is a particularly high tidal reach on the River Mersey they can all be completely covered and invisible to the eye at times. At low tide they can be seen stretching across the beach.

 Took a bit of a liberty with the processing of this one and tried a bit more high key presentation but I'm not sure that it has worked put quite as I had hoped for so I have posted it to see what you think of it.

Uploaded specially for Ginnie.

There's a sea coming in....

... if you listen you can hear it. The crash of the waves against metal as the Gormleys slide under the sea.

One of the Gormleys at Crosby gets a chance to study the action of the sea at close quarters.

The Another place Pnstallation consists of 100 statues cast from the body of Antony Gormley himself and spread over 1.5km of beach at Crosby near Liverpool. The layout is designed so that they are covered and uncovered with the ebb and flow of the tide. As there is a particularly high tidal reach on the River Mersey they can all be completely covered and invisible to the eye at times. At low tide they can be seen stretching across the beach.

 Took a bit of a liberty with the processing of this one and tried a bit more high key presentation but I'm not sure that it has worked put quite as I had hoped for so I have posted it to see what you think of it.

Uploaded specially for Ginnie.

comments (13)

Briliant shot
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, thanks for stopping by.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 03:12
This is very nice. He almost looks real. Well done! Love the composition, including the look of the water. This is going into my likeys, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Kay, I'm still not to certain about it.
Oh I really must get to see these!
Les Auld: I think you may have 8 or 9 years before they rust away. Thanks for the comment.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 3 Sep 2007, 06:16
Really like this - the mono & effects you've added really give this a silvery look which works.
I have a similar shot in my archive, amongst many others of these very photogenic Gormley statues, although maybe mine would have been better in B&W, but didn't even think about it before seeing yours - http://urban8photo.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Another_Place_Another_Wave/
Les Auld: Thanks John, a bit of duotone and some diffusion glow added to the mix giving the overall apperence. I've had a look at yoou picture and can see the similarity, good effort there.
I can ear it well !!
Beautiful black and white picture, really. A man in front this infinite sea. In my likeys.
Les Auld: Thanks Florence, love the idea of an infinite sea.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 08:00
Ahhh. So THAT'S what it looks like, Les. It's quite amazing. I can imagine what it would look like if you saw a whole string of them at one time, when the water was ebbing.

I checked out urban8's pic and it sounds like these statues have been removed???
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, it is quite a sight. They are still here though, they were supposed to go to New York at the beginning of the year but they liked Crosby so much they peruaded to locals to allow them to saty for some time longer, although some people would like them to go away.
Excellent, another different angle on these fellas, just been to Yorkshire Sculpture park and there's one of these fellas on top of a tree!!!!! No time to process as I'm still wading through the French stuff, nice to see you on Flickr as well.
Les Auld: Thanks Max, I vaguely remebr Kendo Nagasaki in the ring, does that show my age? Interested to see him up a tree.

Good to see your collection on FLICKr, it will take me some time to put up the images that I want to though.
This is a fabulous shot! B/w is perfect. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, appreciate the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Sep 2007, 09:19
Very interesting to switch this picture from a black to a white background (I am still wondering which is the best for B&W, but it seems to depend on the picture).

I have seen a number of Gromleys on this site up to now. There was a colour version with a golden sunset and now this one that is vying to be the best shots. This is excellent.

I get the feeling (and I recognise it in myself as well) that if you have spent some time on a picture, you get tired and are not satisfied with what you wanted to do. When you post it it seems to be a hit.
Les Auld: Know just what you mean about the background, I can't make my mind up as to which is best.

I try to spend no longer than five minutes processing a picture, any longer and I start losing it. I think I know what my problem is now though, the figure is looking out of the picture and doesn't seem to connect, maybe flipping it would help.

Thanks for the comment Louis.
superb! The figure is sharp,the movement in the water is spot on & the PP's well handled, Les
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, appreciate the comment.
To have an ocean in the middle of a city. I can only wish grin ... love this picture.
Les Auld: One of my favourite subjects, the water draws you back time and time again, thanks for the comment Aphrael.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Sep 2007, 18:36
Love the textures Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, I'm getting more confident about this picture with each comment.
Lovely, lovely lovely
Les Auld: Thanks Both, appreciate the comment.

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