Posts tagged ‘Sculpture’

The Kelpies

The Kelpies near Falkirk are huge 100ft tall metal sculptures created by Scottish artist Andy Scott. Named after the equine water spirits of ancient Scottish myth (but modelled on two beautiful Clydesdale horses) they rise majestically above the Forth and Clyde Canal and pay homage to the areas industrial and working past.

I’ve wanted to see these for ages, and they lived up to all my expectations:

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

 

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

Water of Life

“The Water of Life” is a sculptural water feature located in the cloister garden of Chester Cathedral. According to Stephen Broadbent, the artist, it “presents the life changing encounter between Jesus and the woman of Samaria, as told in John’s gospel, celebrating the literal and spiritual, life-giving properties of water.”

The Water of Life 1

The Water of Life 2

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

Ganesh Mask

Some more still life shots using my new light-tent and reflector combo, first demonstrated in “The Scent Bottle” that I posted a couple of weeks ago:

The subject is a little something we picked-up in a local craft shop in Pokhara on our trip to Nepal a few years ago. It is an ornamental metal and beadwork representation of Ganesh, the Hindu God. I believe that it is Tibetan in style, Nepal having a large immigrant population from that country.

For those of you that have read my “About” page, you will know that it was after this trip to Nepal that I really started to take photography more seriously.

Apologies for posting six fairly similar shots of this one subject….what can I say, the Ganesh Mask is one of my favourite travel souvenirs and brings back some very happy memories of a remarkable trip. One day I would like to return to this fascinating country…..one day!

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2013). All rights reserved.

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