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The Meeting Place (I)

Posted by
Ian Smith (London, United Kingdom) on 8 December 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The Meeting Place is a 9m high bronze sculpture by Paul Day, which sits at the end of the Eurostar platforms in St Pancras International train station.
Its not an easy one to shoot, unless you have a good wide-angle lens, as there is too much in the way to get the 'ideal' angle for it.

FUJIFILM FinePix F30 1/27 second F/2.8 ISO 800 8 mm

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Babzy from Besançon, France

Wow , i love the angle , what a beautiful sculpture ! How many sculptures are they in the station ? /)

8 Dec 2009 7:35am

@Babzy: Only the two, I think.

steve from Wirral, United Kingdom

You certaily have captured the mood again in these photos. This one is so intimate

8 Dec 2009 9:54am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très beau travail !

8 Dec 2009 10:41am

missparis from PARIS, France

Superbe ce couple d'amoureux

8 Dec 2009 11:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Exposure won't be easy either with patches of light dancing off the surface. This has come out well with a decent tonal range across the frame, it only suffers from a bit of harsh overhead light.
Looking at the piece, it is a fine sculpture in the best style of some of the older ones.

8 Dec 2009 12:37pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Well you found a great angle! I love this statue--it captures the happiness and emotion in the greetings and farewells that occur at train stations, airports, etc. on a daily basis.

8 Dec 2009 3:06pm

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

love photographing statues. this is a brilliant shot. great tones and angles. excellent!

8 Dec 2009 6:55pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

You angled it well. Excellent.

9 Dec 2009 12:54am

1/27 second
ISO 800
8 mm