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Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10230 W: 175 N: 17184] (76240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-10-23
Categories: Artwork
Exposure: 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Photos With More points VI [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 15:20
Viewed: 891
Points: 36
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I posted many images of the Monument of Pioneers located in the highest point of my hometown. Each face of the monument pay homage to a phase of our history and one of them it is a thanks given with an image of Jesus blessing the town. Few time ago the artist decided to put colors in the monument, not my preference but many people liked it this way.
Here we can see how the eyes were painted to watch people in the streets around.


Já postei várias fotos deste monumento em homenagem aos pioneiros, localizado na parte mais alta da minha cidade. Cada face do monumento apresenta uma fase da nossa história e uma delas é um agradecimento aos céus, com uma imagem de Jesus nos abençoando. Nos últimos tempos o artista decidiu pintar o monumento, algo que não apreciei muito, mas que agradou a muitos. Vemos aqui como ele pintou os olhos de Cristo de maneira a observar os que passam nas ruas ao redor.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8686 W: 4463 N: 15268] (61463)
  • [2017-10-26 15:53]

Hi Jorge
Original picture good frama quality
Yes pigeons are no good for healt I have some problems in my balcony, it's not simple to keep them away, I have an allergy
Well done
Best regards

Hi Jorge,
Original composition with statue and bird. Beautiful colors with this good light capture, well framed, tfs.

Nice detail of the colored statue. I prefer the monuments without colors but it's ok this way too. Good catch!


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9673 W: 146 N: 24297] (119566)
  • [2017-10-27 0:13]
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Hello Jorge,. We are used to sculptures without colours but I have read that earlier they were painted, The paint was put a few years ago but it looks like very old. Interesting view. And what Jesus is seeing? For sure not the pigeon on his head. Nice picture.

Kind regrads Malgo

Bonjour, cher Jorge,
En effet, j'ai l'impression d'être hypnotisé par le regard du Christ !
C'est impressionnant.
Quant au pigeon, il a élu domicile et voudrait jouer une auréole.
Bonne et intéressante présentation.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9049 W: 157 N: 14441] (119729)
  • [2017-10-27 0:53]

Witaj Jorge!
Interesting monument.
Good shot.
I like frame and colors.
Pigeons add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Hi Jorge
I feel I shouldn't be laughing because of the subject content, but I can't help myself! this is quite funny :)

and most of it is because of the eyes, they look surprised, or at least in amazement of something down below that we cannot see from this pov. the pigeon on the head is the iceing on the cake. Not sure if I approve of the colors added to the sculpture, but there are far far less things in this world to worry about :) excellent TE post

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11322 W: 125 N: 20459] (106209)
  • [2017-10-27 1:30]

Hi Jorge,great close up to show us the face and the eyes in a impressive sharpness. In effect the pigeons aren't dangerous for men,but surely are a danger for the statues,it's a big problem in my village too....have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8623 W: 57 N: 14469] (53434)
  • [2017-10-27 1:37]

Hello Jorge,
What an excellent close-up photo of this sculpture. Its warm colours, lit in a pleasantly soft sunlight, contrast very well with the blue sky. The pigeon is a wonderful detail too. Excellent composition and sharpness.

Ciao Jorge, great capture of lovely pigeon on beautiful statue, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Jorge,

I have the feeling that the pigeon is carefully assessing the colours and is just shrugging its shoulders. Maybe it has the same opinion as you!

I think you were absolutely right to capture just the bust of the statue. This gives us excellent details of the whole sculpture. The eyes certainly stand out, creating a sense of surprise. I'm not quite sure what he has seen to create this expression!!!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello Jorge,
Ancient statues were probably always painted and must have given a very different impression than what we get now. The colours of this statue makes me think of art that could be found in medieval churches, It's a nice photo with very good light and colours and the pigeon as an amusing detail.
Kind regards,

Hola Jorge,

buena fotografía de esta obra de arte, me gusta la composición con la paloma, captaste un buen momento, los detalles de la escultura son magníficos llamando la atención sus ojos, bien visto,

Un saludo,


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23915 W: 523 N: 39908] (171926)
  • [2017-10-28 0:32]

Hello Jorge,

The statue with dove on his head is nice daily moment.
Perfect daily life picture.
Composition and presentation is lovely.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Olá, Jorge!

De volta ao Brasil um pouco? Taí um bicho que não confio e que não gosto deles em cima da minha cabeça! Quanto às cores da estátua, achei interessante, deixa mais diferente e original. E a qualidade da imagem é muito boa pra mostrar os detalhes dessa obra de arte e do perigoso animal ali em cima!

Hi Jorge
No Respect!! Love the expressions on the face of a well sculptured statue, and a feat to the eye with the fabulous colours & detail. I think the bird is pleased with itself, just excellent and good timing! Congrats
Best wishes

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3679 W: 2 N: 5956] (30454)
  • [2017-10-30 14:04]

Hello Jorge,
Interesting picture with statue and bird.
I like nice colours and fine details.
Nice presentation.

Hello Jorge,
A very nice close-up of this statue and the pigeon that is resting on it. I kind of like the color, but the statue must be kept clean.

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