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Iron Man

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 15 February 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Dropped form the sky into the centre of Birmingham. Antony Gormley's Iron Man leans disturbingly. Too many glasses of Iron Bru (Made in Scotland from girders) perhaps.

NIKON D70s 1/60 second F/7.1 43 mm (35mm equiv.)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What a cool shot

15 Feb 2010 6:24am

Louis Hebert from Kuwait, Kuwait

nice juxtaposition between the large foreground figure and the background figures.

15 Feb 2010 7:52am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I like this very much - and most of Anthony Gormley's other work although the 4th plinth idea in Trafalgar Square last summer was mostly a damp squib. This looks like the Angel of the North but with his wings fallen off and lying to his left! (He's definately had too much of something!). A very interesting shot.

15 Feb 2010 8:12am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is a beautiful capture. I like the detail and composition. This is one very impressive Iron Man :) He is massive in comparison to the people - great perspective.

15 Feb 2010 8:25am

k@ from Paris, France

I like the fact that nobody looks at it but "it" seems aware of their indifference ;)

15 Feb 2010 12:59pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An impressive image of Iron Man Full of reflections. Our eyes perceive their "fall frozen" to the floor above a small figure behind it. The other ants indifferent to the sculpture walk. An excellent composition full of nuances.
Please I apologize for my poor level of their language. I hope to make me understand something! Greetings Adela

15 Feb 2010 1:02pm

@Fonts: You communicate just fine. Miles better than my Spanglish ;)

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice shot ...very well captured

15 Feb 2010 1:09pm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

great compo. i like the way you took this.

15 Feb 2010 1:54pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool compo . Iron man ... how strongly it sounds :))

15 Feb 2010 3:23pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That's a great photo, very funny too even funnier that no one's looking a it ;)

15 Feb 2010 3:42pm

Don from spokane, United States

He makes a fine icon for the city. I like the contrast between street people and this huge statue. Fine street shot.

15 Feb 2010 4:31pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Well seen, the contrast between the iron man and the people passing by. Great shot.

15 Feb 2010 5:46pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I like Gormely's work, always thought provoking, this looks like a prototype for The Angel of the North (without the wings).

15 Feb 2010 5:51pm

@Curly: I'm pretty certain it does pre-date the angel

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A big and dominating figure.... I bet he's hard as nails too....! You did a fine job with this.

15 Feb 2010 6:44pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

He really does look like he has dropped in from the sky! Superb capture.

15 Feb 2010 7:15pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well it permanent? If it's anything like "another place" togs will be queuing around the block and all hours of the day!

15 Feb 2010 8:46pm

@Ted: Been there for years Ted

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Grouse,
yes, it looks as if the Iron Man looks at the top or at the windows of the building. Sometimes we see the remarkable sculptures in the city. The color reproduction is brilliant. Wonderful evening for you and thank you for your comment. Dear greetings Christel

15 Feb 2010 8:52pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nicely done !

15 Feb 2010 11:09pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

a great scene! that is quite a statue :)

16 Feb 2010 1:35am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Looks like nobody has noticed him yet,they´re all just going straight on by without even so much as a glance up !!

16 Feb 2010 10:06am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

What a bright and clear shot. I like the way you captured people in their daily life.

16 Feb 2010 3:49pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

The Iron Man is stalking... ;)
great shot! Love the contrast and colors!

17 Feb 2010 12:50am

1/60 second
43 mm (35mm equiv.)