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Great tyro 2015-08-27 0:52

Hello Jasmine,

Considering what must have been pretty poor light levels (and your exif data would tend to confirm that), you have managed what light you had very well here and the result is a rather mysterious and also rather spooky image. Of course, taking pictures of even living peoples' faces from this low angle tends to give an unflattering result! The light is well managed, your colours are well saturated and the details and sharpness are excellent.

But, you know, there's not actually anything creepy or spooky at all about this poor fellow. This isn't a death mask and he wasn't a poor fellow either. He's one of a series of carved and painted wooden heads of English monarchs on display in the White Tower, Tower of London.

This is King William III (reigned 1689 - 1702) and the carving was done in the year of his death by an artisan called Nicholas Alcock who was subsequently paid the sum of £2 for his work on 30th April, 1703.

You can read more about these Wooden Heads here and more specifically about this particular one of William III here.

A very well taken photograph!

Excellent!

Kind Regards,

John.

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Old 08-27-2015, 10:27 AM
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Morning John,
Thank you so much for your knowledge, and your compliment.
You made my day! I would never find out without your help. I regretted that I didn't find out more when I was there.
This is really great... Nobody apart from you could tell. I learnt that you were a knowledge gentleman in Tissington, I wasn't wrong..:-D
Looking forward to seeing you again soon, John.
Have a good day, and take care.
Jasmine
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:40 AM
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Hi Jasmine,

Thank you for your reply!

No, I don't have much knowledge at all - this is just detective work on the internet - keep looking and looking and chasing links and usually you'll eventually find what you're looking for!

Kindest Regards,

John.
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