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Just Zeus and Pegasus

Just Zeus and Pegasus
Photo Information
Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1061 W: 298 N: 2919] (13428)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2017-02
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS5D
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Transports of Delight, Will's monochromes #2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-08-27 9:28
Viewed: 572
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'Zeus, Leda, Prometheus and Pegasus Visit Bruges', a bronze sculpture by Belgian artist Jef Claerhout in Walplein, Bruges, Belgium.

Click here to see the larger Beta TrekEarth version.

Actually this is only part of the whole sculpture: Leda (and her swan) and Prometheus who are in the carriage driven by Zeus and pulled by Pegasus, cannot be seen. I really liked this quirky and irreverent take on a raft of Greek myths: Zeus like a bank manager in a bowler hat?? Jef Claerhout tells fantastic stories that his grandfather told him as a child: folkloric stories, in which humour, mythology and irony have been incorporated into fabulous figures, animals, birds and horses.

Here it is on Google Maps.

Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 125
Focal length: 55 mm

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Hello Will,

Well, its a thing in theaters too that old stories are told in modern costumes instead of the dresses of the period. Sometimes it works, but when knights carry machine guns instead of swords, I leave in the break. :) Anyhow, the photo itself is excellent both in composition and processing.

Have a nice evening!

Hello Will, I really like this presentation and point of view.
Sharp focusing on Pegasus, and a slight blurring of the other parts of the sculpture, excellent.
The black and white keeps us focused on the subject without the distraction of colour.
Regards Jean.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11641 W: 123 N: 29576] (139254)
  • [2019-08-28 0:12]

Hello Will, I think I have seen this sculpture but I didn't know what it represents. Original composition and good choice of b&w. Very artistic presentation.

Kind regards MAlgo

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26241 W: 523 N: 44924] (191415)
  • [2019-08-28 4:00]

Hello Will,

This is a image of your visit at Bruges.
You took this statue perfect detailed.
I know the place and statue very well.
A pity that you taken in black and white.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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