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Black and White Photography Photos Street

Royal Scots Greys Monument

Royal Scots Greys Monument soldier on horseback by William Birnie Rhind, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/5s
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Black and White Photography Photos

Laocoön and his sons

The Vatican Museum, Rome. November 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 31mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Photography Photos Urban

Monument to Garibaldi

The Monument to Garibaldi at the highest point of the Janiculum hill in Rome. November 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 2s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Statues

Cork, April 2015.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White Canon 40D Iceland Photography Photos Reykjavik Sigma 18-200

Mother and Child

A statue of a mother and child stands near where we stayed in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Architecture Boat Canon 40D Iceland Photography Photos Reykjavik Sigma 18-200 Urban

Sólfar, The Sun Voyager

This is a metal statue in Reykjavík of what looks like a Viking longboat but according to the Wikipedia page is in fact a “dreamboat”.

It is a common misunderstanding that Sun Voyager is a Viking ship. It is quite understandable that many tourists think like this when travelling in Iceland, the land of the sagas. Nonetheless, it should be stressed that this was not the original intention.

Jón Gunnar was himself very ill with leukaemia at the time that the full-scale Sun Voyager came to be constructed, and he died in April 1989, a year before it was placed in its present location. Some people have thus suggested that Jón Gunnar conceived the work during this period, at a time when he might have been preoccupied with death, and argued that Sun Voyager should be seen as a vessel that transports souls to the realm of death. While this is a nice idea and might be imagined to have some validity, it actually has little truth (at least from the point of view of the artist). As noted above, Sun Voyager was essentially envisaged as being a dreamboat, an ode to the sun symbolizing light and hope.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/2500s
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Black and White Canon 40D Iceland Photography Photos Reykjavik Sigma 18-200 Sky

Is that an axe?

A statue of Leif Ericsson stands in front of the Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Canon 40D Iceland Photography Photos Reykjavik Sigma 18-200 Urban

Musical Statues

Statues playing music near the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland. So cold while I took this photo. The Perlan offers a great view of the city but the cold wind will freeze your hands! More info on Wikitravel.

Edit: check out Krista’s photos of the statues too!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s