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Lord Wilson of Rievaulx
Lord Wilson of Rievaulx
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Challenge: Monuments (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Huddersfield Train Station
Date: Aug 23, 2003
Aperture: F2.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2003

Born in Huddersfield in 1916, Harold Wilson
was one of the more successful Labour Prime Ministers of Great Britain and a 1960s icon.
The statue, designed by sculptor Ian Walters, is based on photographs taken in 1964 and depicts Lord Wilson in walking pose at the start of his first term as prime minister.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 96
Avg (all users): 6.5760
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 6.3692
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 1863
Votes: 125
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2003 10:25:42 PM
Well presented, great angle, very clean shot-- 10
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08/29/2003 11:35:42 PM
I love the angle. I'm sure you'll get comments on both sides of the likes and dis-likes, but to get people to stop, look, and think about it for a moment longer than the other shots in the challenge. Isn't that what it's all about? Beautiful work. 10
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08/28/2003 10:22:57 PM
Diagonal tilt adds a feeling of busy-ness and haste that the statue displays. 9
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08/28/2003 03:04:54 PM
Interesting tilt. It gives the image a sense of motion that would be lacking in a straight vertical orientation. Nice. 7
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08/26/2003 11:54:56 PM
Interesting perspective. Not sure why you chose this, but it got my attention!
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08/26/2003 06:16:50 PM
Tilling of camera gives this photo live. (Great
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08/26/2003 10:45:42 AM
He looks like he's in a hurry. Nice angle. 8.
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08/26/2003 06:16:19 AM
That guy looks like he's in a hurry :-) I like how you put the tilt into the image, it does a lot for it. Good lighting (although it was taken at midday :-) and the idea to convert to grayscale was the best choice in my opinion.
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08/25/2003 10:46:57 PM
Great composition. Capturing the clock at the top and the angle you have the statue, makes it seem like he's in a hurry to get out of the building. Beautiful shot.
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08/25/2003 10:43:57 PM
The contemporary manner (eye-level perspective / hurried determination) of the sulpture vs. the classicistic architecture alone is worth the photo. Leaving the dof large enough to include the background while concentrationg the exposure on the sculpture seems an appropiate choice. The \'tilt\' is absolutely perfect and \'works\' wonders with this otherwise fairly straightforward (no pun intended) capture. It effectively \'charges\' the subject, as if ready step out of the confines of the picture. Compositionally, the same effect seems to have also addressed a potential \'balance\' issue between sky and gables (background).

The somewhat very faint greys toward the top of the photo \'washing\' into an oblivious and white sky, still, remain a tad too undesirable, particularly since their balancing counterweights (the placque and benches, near bottom) are markedly dark.

Given the raw score of what I imagine the original shot to be, this is a very apt composition.
This remains my favourite shot in this challenge. I have found it very difficult to determine, why, exactly, I like this capture so much. I believe, it is due to a \'riveting\' but not immediately obvious tension between three elements, the gait of the subject, its facial expression and the clock.
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08/25/2003 09:59:27 PM
Great contrast. Sharp Image. Love the camera angle too. Make the statue appear to be moving in a hurry. Good work!
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08/25/2003 07:45:18 PM
I really like the composition of this one, it gives a feeling of motion.
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08/25/2003 04:41:05 PM
nice work on getting him to really seem like he is moving, I think the camera tilt really helped bring this one to life. Too bad they stuck the park benches there : ), but I realize you could not have moved them lol.
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08/25/2003 03:23:04 PM
the odd angle adds drama and motion to what would otherwise be a very conventional photo. it's almost like he's about to walk out of the picture, an effect you couldn't have gotten with a centered subject. very nice job.
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08/25/2003 11:46:13 AM
very historic looking. I like the b/w usage here. Also, the tilt makes the photo move for me. Very nice.
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08/25/2003 01:47:54 AM
awesome shot. love it. the angle give the shot a sense of motion - love it. nice work.
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