Good Morning Everyone,
This is a photograph that I intended to post ages ago but then, as you know, other photographs become more current and one gets shelved!
The day was far from wonderful for photography but I so wanted to share this amazing monument.
This is the statue of Germania.
It is a monument located in the Niederwald landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany and overlooks the valley of the Rhine. It was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.
The monument was constructed to commemorate the foundation of the German Empire after the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The first stone was laid on September 16, 1871, by Kaiser Wilhelm I (William I). The sculptor was Johannes Schilling, and the architect was Karl Weisbach. The total cost of the work is estimated at one million gold marks. The monument was inaugurated on September 28, 1883. The 38 metres (125 ft) tall monument represents the union of all Germans.
The central figure is the 10.5 metres (34 ft) tall Germania figure. In the sculptured impression, Germania holds the recovered crown of the emperor in the right hand and in the left the Imperial Sword.
We travelled in a cable car to the top of the heights to see this sculpture and, though the day wasn't brilliantly sunny, I could appreciate the fantastic views over the Rhine, from this point.
I will add a cable car view as a workshop.
Have a great day,
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snunney (107513) 2017-03-23 2:41
A very impressive statue, when seen from this angle. It sits well against the charged sky. Excellent colours and clarity ensure we can appreciate the least detail.
holmertz (59758) 2017-03-23 3:58
Most patriotic monuments like this tend to be slightly kitschy in my eyes, but of course that shouldn't stop a photographer. It is interesting for what it is, and you have presented it very nicely with a suitable frame. The finest part of the photo is the beautiful sky. These thin clouds create a wonderful background. The WS gives me a good idea of the fantastic views of the vineyards.
ikeharel (79229) 2017-03-23 4:29
Thanks for your supporting critique, Beverley, sometime a simple POV can reveal so much(only after I developed the thumbnail), as you had written. Appreciated.
As for this imposing statue picture: I remember the Germania statue above the Rehin in the Bingen-side, had posted one distant POV with full zoom extract far across, while waiting for the river-cruise.
It is rather very imposing art-element, seeing here the detailed carved elements on an upwards perspective, again: an imposing sight.
My best regards,
jhm (160975) 2017-03-23 4:59
Always very pleasant taking a picture out of the height, and sure out of a cable car.
The statue is real extraordinarily, a little bit typical German, big and much decorative elements.
An excellent composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (89279) 2017-03-23 6:09
J'aime beaucoup la post production de cette image. Elle apporte une texture intéressante surtout au ciel qui semble surchargé. La contre plongée donne une belle ampleur.
Nicou (152096) 2017-03-23 8:49
quelle vue et image de cette statue fantastique compo et iamge quelle décoration quel socle important et hauteur sueprbe image.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (154173) 2017-03-23 9:02
Ciao cara Bev, great POV on beautiful statue, superb sky, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (107486) 2017-03-23 10:52
Interesting picture from your archive.
A very curious statue.
Good POV and composition.
I like colours.
danos (103214) 2017-03-23 11:33
nice the view of the status of Germania with all this decoration on it to make it even more impressive.Excellent presentation.
cornejo (47298) 2017-03-23 12:40
Hi Bev, very good photo of this interesting monument, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.
PaulVDV (32743) 2017-03-23 13:56
I'm honestly not too fond of this kind of statues.
Yet you present it beautifully in a good upwards view (if I remember the place very well, only upwards view are possible unless you're in a helicopter).
What makes this picture very attractive to me is that splendid background: all these white clouds with traces of blue behind them and this all over the sky.
Best regards, Paul
macjake (73061) 2017-03-24 3:28
yes, I would have to agree thats one heck of a monument/sculpture isn't it!
even though the top portion is suppose to be the focal point, the middle portions are equally impressive. and like you mentioned, too bad the lighting was poor, but what can you do? good to have the WS to show the cute little weird cable car.
this is one of the best monuments i've ever seen, very impressive. cheers
ChrisJ (118961) 2017-03-24 17:34
A good upwards pov of the statue and it reminds me of the Eros statue in Piccadilly, London. https://www.funlondontours.com/sites/default/files/eros-statue-picadilly.jpg
Speaking of London I walked across the Westminster Bridge in August 2013 on the same side of the street, as the recent awful terrorist attack. My condolences. But the British are a hardy lot and will not let one man disrupt their way of life. We used to get the 2 Ronnies in Australia as well as Bread & Porridge etc. I might have added more shadows here to boost contrast but this is fine as is. Tfs!
npecanhuk (78923) 2017-03-26 8:58
Beautiful and agreeable picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (43939)
- Genre: Lugares
- Medium: Cor
- Date Taken: 2009-09-28
- Categories: Arte
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposição: f/0.6, 30 segundos
- Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2017-03-23 2:18