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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-07
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday theme 2011-11-18 " Connotation" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-18 1:53
Viewed: 2594
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Several connotations come to mind here. Good vs evil, right versus wrong, patriotism of countries like the US, Indonesia & the Philippines that have adopted birds of prey (eagles hawks falcons) as their national symbols and implied warnings, not to mess with me!. Taken at an eclectic sculpture park just outside Banaue in Ifugao, Luzon Island, Philippines.

The other connotation is the door bottom right. It wasn't necessary to show the entire door.

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I like the details on the wood that you captured so well. Maybe you have a shot with the entire board .

Wish you a great weekend,

Olá Chris
Apart a typing error(Good instead of God) your entry for this week the is perfect as a picture and sense.
Great crispness and very good lighting.

Hi Chris
Nice contribution to the theme of the snake and falcon on the wooden door captured beautiful light and details.
Best Wishes

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-11-18 4:49]

Hi Chris...
Nice artwork and presentation...
Very good lighting...
Have a nice weekend...

Olá Chris
Fine sharpness and good light mangement in this view of an interesting sulpture. The image is very rich...are they fighting or in peace?
For me are in respect.
I like it.
Um abraço

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-11-18 5:15]

Hi Chris,
Nice close up of this intricate work. You captured the details well.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-11-18 6:23]

Ola Chris
Powerful iconography, and a strong connotation value.
Excellent sharpness an light, and a very good composition.
Great entry to the theme.
My compliments, mb

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2011-11-18 7:35]
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Hi Chris,

This is a nice addition to the theme with several connotations built right in. I imagine this carving was hand done by a Filipino man who lives very close to where it is displayed. The propensity towards artwork in the Phillipines is astounding - I have been there on a few occasions and found wonderful artwork in the most remote places.

The exposure on this carving is perfect. I like the contrast between the older wood on the building and the brown of the newer wood of the art. I do wish I could see the rest of the carving, but like the door, another connotation lets you see what it would look like without showing it.

Have a great weekend!


Dear Chris, I like your contribution and the note.... When I worked in Saudi Arabia, I had bought two wood carvings by an artist from the Philippians... they are so beautifully done, seeing this now I can call the Philipiens a country that have wood carving great talented artists.

I agree that you did not need to show the entire door.... TFS.... BTW My critiquing will be enabled tomorrow....



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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-18 8:05]

HI Chris,
A very sharp presentation of this piece of sculpture on wood!
I like the oriental aspect in it. Good light and a tremendous contrast with the old rotten door. Connotation is there for sure!
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-11-18 8:17]

Hi Chris,
Excellent interpretation and post for the theme. TFS Julie

Whether you cropped th wider angle photo ( WS ) into a stand-alone or not Chris i believe you were well intended in showing this singular sculpture for its multi-connotations represented in it . Indeed you are right about those in your notes , literally and figuratively , you have selected the perfect element of the whole scene to illustrate the idea for this theme , frankly speaking i am liking the WS's as much for showing more of the sculptor's pieces of art and the artist's workplace where he pursues his vocation and exibits his work , a cool take my friend,

Good morning Chris,

Fabulous details, the note and specify what WAS in that.
Good incentive for the contribution to the theme of the day. The sharpness is good, beautiful couleurs.TFS pleasant.

Best regards


Hi Chris,a fine sharp shot of a beautiful carving.
The brown polished wood contrasts with the bg of the weathered wood of the building.Love the little piece of orange string!
Good ideas expressed in your notes.It is interesting that the birds of prey have been adopted as symbols for several countries.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Chris,
Beautiful presentation and composition,
good details and sharp picture,
excellent light and contrast,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-11-19 19:55]

Hi Chris,

Yes, this "bas relief" has a great connotation power. Symbolism is matter of connotation or evocation ...so, you are rightly in the theme with this photo.
I like the natural colors of wood and the contrast with the graphism of lines.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-20 9:16]


mangigique compo et iamge très belle vue pour le thème très bien présenztéer.

Btravo et amitié


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-11-24 8:03]

Hi Chris,
beautiful ART wor.Well taken,well presented.TFS.Necla.

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