Friday, 11 May 2007

Rusted heart

click photo to enlarge
This rusty heart, with its surround of spikes is a detail of a sculpture on Blackpool's south promenade. It is by Chris Knight, and is called "Desire".

"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it."
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish dramatist

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 64mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f4.7
Shutter Speed: 1/800
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.0EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen


curtisway82 said...

This is a very strong photograph Tony. The high contrast makes it, as do the points of light against the dark side of the sculpture. I haven't seen the full sculpture but you seem to have managed to make an original image from a work of art without simply reproducing it. It would also be interesting to see what it looks like in black and white.

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks for the comment. I've photographed this piece a few times, always a detail, never the whole piece, and always in sunlight. I increased the contrast on this shot to give it a more graphic effect. I don't know about black and white. It might work if it was filtered to lighten the sky.