Photographer's Note

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This is detail of the Sjømannsmonumentet or "Seamen's Monument" in central Bergen, a monument created by the sculptor Dyre Vaa, and unveiled on 7 June 1950 in honour of Norwegian seamen's achievements through the ages. Each side of the square-shaped monument represents a different age of sailing and the monument includes 12 statues and four reliefs, with three of the statues and one relief on each of the four sides.

the whole monument is set upon a black marble plinth, flooded with water which provides some fine reflections.

This picture was actually taken on a very dull and rainy day which also happened to be 1st May when many people were marching through the city in celebration of Labour Day. I thought these bright red Labour Day flags brightened up the scene quite effectively.

Unfortunately the sky here was overly bright and that's why I decided to crop the upper part of the image. For those wishing to see the full height of the monument you can see the workshop image here.

ISO 400, 1/100 sec at f/9, focal length 30mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 431 N: 7659] (30513)
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