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Girl and Jaguar

Girl and Jaguar
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Copyright: Andrew McRae (macondo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-28
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Olympus OMD EM5 MkII, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f2.8 Pro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-02-10 23:37
Viewed: 1188
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in Regent's Park, London, last year in Spring. The Girl and the Jaguar is one of a number of sculptures in wood by Tom Harvey, who likes to call himself Carver Harvey. He 'carves' his works from trees, using a chain-saw and a chisel. He doesn't use a scale model or a drawing, so I suppose he just does it 'off the top of his head', as we English speakers like to say. This sculpture is really quite big, the figures being pretty well life-sized as I remember. You can read more about Carver Harvey's method by clicking this link to his website.

Exposure: 1/500
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 24 mm

daddo, ikeharel, jhm, snunney, pajaran, PaulVDV, PiotrF, Royaldevon, Cricri, maloutim has marked this note useful
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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10134 W: 144 N: 25354] (123461)
  • [2017-02-10 23:53]

Hello Andrew, Nice to see you back, although probably only for a moment. Interesting sculptured carved in one piece of wood. It looks nice in nature, could be used also as a bench. Lovely picture.

Have a nice weekend


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2017-02-11 0:00]

Hi Andrew. At this rate, six appearances per year. Dynamic sculpture a both are poised to leap at the prey. Love the mottled look as the sun hits the seasoned carving through the leaves. Well chosen POV stressing the empathy that exists between the duo. Hope all is well. Klaudio.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
  • [2017-02-11 0:55]

Hello Andrew,

This is made, through a big artist, completely in wood.
You took a fantastic picture Girl and the Jaguar.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
You create depth and perspective.
An excellent panorama too.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hello Andrew,
Excellent capture of this very lifelike wooden sculpture that sits well against the surrounding greenery. I like very much the light and shadow play and the wonderful detail that can be observed in the woodwork.

Hi Andrew
Nicely captured in dappled light, the mood of the image dictated by the colours of late spring.
Nice to see you work again, after a break.
Best wishes

Ciao Andrew, lovely composition with beautiful sculpture, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Andrew,

Quelle belle oeuvre d'art .Il doit y avoir une belle histoire derrière cela. J'aime son environnement très naturel ainsi que le rendu des textures et de la lumière.



Hello Andrew,
A very intriguing sculpture.
It gives this city park the look of a nature park somewhere far away.
Excellently presented with good sharpness and depth.
Best regards, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3982 W: 2 N: 6702] (33232)
  • [2017-02-11 17:12]

Hello Andrew
Interesting picture from Regent's Park with beautiful sculpture. Thank you for informative note.Well framed with good details.Good composition, great presentation.
Very well done.

Hello Andrew,

It's fascinating to learn something about my own country from a visitor! I had never heard of this sculpture or sculptor previously! TE is so useful!
It's a lovely sculpture, you can feel the 'prowl! And, what a great place to have it situated!
You have composed the shot well, making us feel that the pair are moving into the distance.
I particularly like the way the sunlight is lighting the elevated parts and dappling the sandy path.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Andrew,
I thought first it is a view from a faraway land like Australia, the red appearing ground and interesting warm color tones of the nature around added an extraordinary feeling. We have similar sculptures in the north Yorkshire as well in parks for children. This one feels so dynamic.
Very well seen and captured!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2017-11-06 9:16]

Hi Andrew
Une très belle œuvre d'art ,naturel , merveilleusement travailler dans les moindres détails, bel effet de lumière, le fond vert ce marie très bien avec le brun naturel de cette belle œuvre d'art
belle soirée

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