It baffles me how this beautiful statue on the side of a building in Bratislava, Slovakia could be left in such a filthy unwashed condition.
mmm maybe that was a request from the artist, maybe it represents his mood or something he wanted to convey to the world, or it could be negligence, whatever it is, you've made it a beautiful, stunning photograph :)
nb also the tones you used: perfect!
7 Jun 2008 9:24am
@Lorraine: Your comment is so enjoyable. Thank you, Lorraine.
It's a beautiful photograph of this statue, Michael!
7 Jun 2008 10:47am
@Betty: Thanks so much. Betty.
Someone just doesn't care! Great shot Michael!
7 Jun 2008 10:49am
@Craig: Thank you, Craig.
Don't know why! But I do know that it is a gorgeous capture of it!
7 Jun 2008 11:15am
@Tracey: Many thanks, Tracey.
very amazing caracter - cool
7 Jun 2008 12:02pm
@HoMo: Thank you, HoMo.
nice shot :)
7 Jun 2008 12:03pm
@mosleh: Many thanks.
Michael, beautiful capture, beautiful frame and until I read your caption I didn't realize what a dirty face and hands this lovely fellow had. It is a shame, but you have made him look very golden and beautiful with your angle and your framing.
7 Jun 2008 1:34pm
@Marion: A great comment. Thank you, Marion.
I agree whit Lorraine, the tones you use give more details of the statue. nice shot
7 Jun 2008 2:08pm
@Sérgio Martins: Thank you, Sérgio.
Michael, I think Lorraine could be right, some statues acutally look better as they age. One thing is certain... you have captured this perfectly.
7 Jun 2008 2:15pm
@Observing: Thanks, Mike. I appreciate that.
You can nalways offer to was it! Good photo, dirty statue or not...
7 Jun 2008 2:38pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks, Wolfgang. I'll offer to wash it. Good idea.
Money is always a problem for historic restauration.
7 Jun 2008 3:33pm
@Calusarus: I agree. Thank you, Calusarus.
It trully is sad.
7 Jun 2008 3:48pm
@Rags: I agree. Thank you, Rags.
great capture... good composition...
7 Jun 2008 4:36pm
@MJ: Thank you very much, MJ.
nice one nice color
7 Jun 2008 5:46pm
@angel: Thank you, Angel.
Agreed. Somebody needs to power wash this poor lady.
7 Jun 2008 5:51pm
@Viewfinder: I agree. thanks, VF.
Je suis d'accord avec Calusarus, le problème est certainement de trouver de l'argent pour restaurer cette statue, comme c'est le cas de nombreuses oeuvres qui ne sont pas réalisées par des artistes connus. Eux ont la chance d'avoir leurs oeuvres protégées et restaurées (heureusement d'ailleurs!).
7 Jun 2008 6:57pm
@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.
Superb capture Michael. I like the tones. I suppose that it costs a lot of money!
7 Jun 2008 7:34pm
Looks good to me
7 Jun 2008 10:12pm
@Alun Lambert: Thank you, Alun.
Her beauty shines through the grime. City air is probably killing her.
8 Jun 2008 12:18am
@Michael Rawluk: I think this is true. Thank you, Michael.
I find it interesting that the lower portion hasn't collected the dirt that her head, arms and hands have. It's as if you washed up as high as you could reach, Michael. It truly is a lovely statue.
8 Jun 2008 1:34am
@Judy: A great comment. thank you, Judy.
Stop wondering! It's not the only one!It also may be that it was created a less important sculptor......who knows?!
8 Jun 2008 10:31am
@Japanalia: Thanks again, Gabriela.
I'm agree with Lorrine, maybe the artist aksed for it, but you made it so shine and beautiful with your nice frames.
8 Jun 2008 10:35am
@Arash: Thank you, Arash.
When stone gets too dirty it is hard to clean without it crumbling as you clean. That is why cleaning old buildings covered with centuries of smoke is so expensive.
And sometimes the dirt makes the object. In bromze it is the patina.
I think it would be uninteresting if cleaned up properly
24 Jun 2008 7:22pm
@alex: Thank you, Alex for your insightful comments.
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