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Copyright: Murray Lines (MLINES) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-19
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-07 1:21
Viewed: 1234
Points: 18
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An unusual and somewhat stylized statue in the grounds near the Colliseum in Rome. The holes in the stonework are left where thieves stole the metal clips holding the marble blocks together many hundreds of years ago. Metal, bronze i think, was very valuable at the time so was well worth taking. Unfortunately it weakened the structure and makes it look like swiss cheese now.

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hello Murray
how are you friend?
interesting and uncommon stautes. fine sharpness and well detailed
thanks for your note and the information
like the historical importance of the structure at the back.

Manuj MEhta

Hi Murray
wonderful capture of the modern with ancient background
I really do not like so much to mix the ancient with the modern art, but it's good for your shot
well in sharpness and details

très beau mélange de courbes et de bruns anciens et modernes,

bien vu Murray

dd, île de la Réunion

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2009-08-07 2:38]

Hi Murray
I have a shot almost identical to this one..! Great minds and all that?
I've recnetly been to Rome and have been posting quite a few images, one of which is of the white artwork that stands just to the left of this one - such strange objects to have in wonderful old Roman historical buildings.
A great shoit here and well exposed.

Hello Murray,

What a great idea, the juxtaposition of the old and the new. In Rome, the old is very old!
I love the contrasting shapes and the contyrasting textures, whilst the colours are very complementary.
My only suggestion for improvement is to crop from the right so that the focal statue is not so central. I have done it in PS and, to me, it does look improved. I have not posted it as a w/s as cropping is simple for anyone to achieve.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Muray

I have seen this statue last week.
Very nice shot and very well composed.
Well done


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-07 7:55]

Hi Murray

A nice juxtapositioning of contrasting old new architectural & artistic styles. Good sharpness & symmetry. Have a great weekend!

Hello Murray,
A good showing of the Colliseum, but what is this grotesque statue resting in the front of a marvel of this world? Bad taste.....

A great juxtaposition of the two items, and an unusual way of viewing the colliseum, given that most people opt for an all-or-nothing view across the square. I really like this view.

Would be interested to see how this shot looked if you used a longer lens with a wide aperture, for a shallow field of focus; I think having the colliseum out-of-focus in the background would not reduce its grandeur or dominance in the frame.


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