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Solar Lamp
I had been meaning to photograph this for some time as I liked the way the Lichen was growing on it. In the end I placed it on a wheelie bin with a hedge for a background and waited for the sun to come into the right place for the shadows. I was disappointed, at first, with the result but after a bit of cropping, it looked a lot better. When I showed the result to my wife, she asked me why I hadn't cleaned it first.
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George  [Apr 04, 2014 at 06:22 PM]
A dirty faced Cherub
I think I agree with your good lady Wife as I find the Lichen very distracting, I know I'm missing the point, but I'm just a 'chocolate box' snapper
Also maybe a tad tight in the frame, especially on the left.
However technically an excellent piece of work, thought out and executed to perfection, not to my liking, but hey who am I?
SteveT  [Apr 04, 2014 at 06:42 PM]
Must agree with George the Lichen looks like some horrible disfigurement.
Helen  [Apr 04, 2014 at 09:41 PM]
I am afraid I also have to agree with your wife. The lichen to me sort of spoils such a beautifully taken shot of this sweet cherub of which you have captured superbly.

JOHN  [Apr 06, 2014 at 07:51 PM]
Strangely enough my first thoughts were that it should perhaps be cleaned. Maybe Jeremy you could give it the power washer treatment and submit another photo ????? Then see what the members think, but I think the main problem is the face if only that were cleaned it may be better.
Beermonsta  [Apr 08, 2014 at 08:38 PM]
I would only be tempted to clean the face as I find it distracting but the lighter lichen is fine as it gives the statue a weathered look as expected outdoors.
alanuk  [Apr 08, 2014 at 09:43 PM]
How could you put such a fine piece of work on a wheelie bin of all things? Have you got no shame? I'm not sure about the composition here as the pillar (?) takes something away from the cherub (Unless its part of the carving?) I can see the attraction of some of the lichen but its the darker covering on the face which just draws my eye now.