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Old Sep-28-2004, 06:00 AM
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Old Sep-28-2004, 06:39 AM
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Old Sep-28-2004, 07:04 AM
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Interesting images. Can you tell your audience a little more about this site?
Do you think inanimate objects can be alone or together? I have not decided this in my own mind yet. Alone or together seems to me almost to insist on humanity - not sure if everyone will agree with this tho.

It is hard to shoot large memorials without people for scale - consider my thread for challenge 21 - I went back and reshot to capture some people on it even tho I did not submit those images for the final submission. But I wonder if you need something to help establish the scale here - these are obviously very large statues. Maybe a child sitting on the knees of one of the statues? Where are they tho?
They seem kind of mysterious. Kind of KLAATU BARADA NIKTO or something
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There are 4 these guys sitting just above the beach on the outskirts of Esbjerg (West coast of Denmark)

A Danish couple very kindly translated the plaque for me, but their English wasn’t so good, (but better than my Danish) but if I understood correctly they were sculpted in 1995 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city.
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Interesting images. Can you tell your audience a little more about this site?
Do you think inanimate objects can be alone or together? I have not decided this in my own mind yet. Alone or together seems to me almost to insist on humanity - not sure if everyone will agree with this tho.

It is hard to shoot large memorials without people for scale - consider my thread for challenge 21 - I went back and reshot to capture some people on it even tho I did not submit those images for the final submission. But I wonder if you need something to help establish the scale here - these are obviously very large statues. Maybe a child sitting on the knees of one of the statues? Where are they tho?
They seem kind of mysterious. Kind of KLAATU BARADA NIKTO or something
I've got a lot to sort through from the trip, so i started to cherry pick the shots that caught my eye, but I have got a couple of pictures of them with my wife which I haven't uploaded yet. You can get an idea of the scale from the streetlights behind them in the first shot. There is no way you could sit on their laps though. The ankles weren't far off being waist level. Here are some details I picked up from here:-

"The newest landmark in Esbjerg -- also at the harbor -- has attracted a lot of attention, both from visitors and locals. Called "Esbjerg's new giants," they are four chalky white figures, the late Svend Wiig Hansen's enormous sculpture, "Man Meets the Sea," located at Sædding Strand, on a 150 sq. m (540 ft.) area of the shore opposite the fishing museum . These concrete figures, gazing out across the mysterious sea, are 79m (259 ft.) high. They sit upright like Greek columns. The four figures are completely alike, radiating a kind of classical beauty. The images evoke the massive monuments of ancient Egypt, perhaps something found in the Valley of the Kings."
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Old Sep-28-2004, 10:03 AM
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for scale, that's my wife between the legs of the one on the right
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Old Sep-28-2004, 12:47 PM
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for scale, that's my wife between the legs of the one on the right
Wow, that's big. I guess they wanted to impress.

I like the ones with a diagonal composition. Do you have any of those with a person in them?
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I've got a lot to sort through from the trip, so i started to cherry pick the shots that caught my eye, but I have got a couple of pictures of them with my wife which I haven't uploaded yet. You can get an idea of the scale from the streetlights behind them in the first shot. There is no way you could sit on their laps though. The ankles weren't far off being waist level. Here are some details I picked up from here:-

"The newest landmark in Esbjerg -- also at the harbor -- has attracted a lot of attention, both from visitors and locals. Called "Esbjerg's new giants," they are four chalky white figures, the late Svend Wiig Hansen's enormous sculpture, "Man Meets the Sea," located at Sædding Strand, on a 150 sq. m (540 ft.) area of the shore opposite the fishing museum . These concrete figures, gazing out across the mysterious sea, are 79m (259 ft.) high. They sit upright like Greek columns. The four figures are completely alike, radiating a kind of classical beauty. The images evoke the massive monuments of ancient Egypt, perhaps something found in the Valley of the Kings."

My comment about Klaatu Barada Nikto was more a reference to beings from outer space than from Ancient Egypt. I thought they were huge from the light posts in the first shot too.
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They are quite scary actually arn't they gubbs..
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