Throwback Thursday… By the banks of the Loire…

Le Marinier Tirant sa BarqueLe Marinier Tirant sa Barque
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f10, ISO 1250

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was this fantastic sculpture on the bank of the Loire River at Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire in central France.

Entitled ‘Le Marinier Tirant sa Barque’ (The Bargee Pulling his Boat) the sculpture was created by Jean-Jacques Bourgeois based on an idea by Marcel Van Nieuwenberg.

The bridge in the background crosses both the Loire and the border between the Nièvre and Cher départements.

Single frame… Knife Angel, Coventry

Knife Angel, CoventryKnife Angel, Coventry
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f11, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional

One more image from my recent visit to Coventry to see the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, more commonly known as the ‘Knife Angel’.

Yet another shot from the Fujica GW 690 camera that I’ve got on loan…

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Knife Angel, Coventry

Knife Angel, CoventryKnife Angel, Coventry
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/420s, f8, ISO 400

Currently on display in Coventry, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, more commonly known as the ‘Knife Angel’ is a towering, poignant tribute to the lives lost to knife violence.

Artist Alfie Bradley disinfected and blunted more than 100,000 weapons before welding them together to form the angel. Thirty percent of the knives used in the sculpture were bloodied on arrival and came in biohazard bags.

It’s an incredibly moving piece of art and ironically I almost had a moment of ‘violence and aggression’ myself while viewing it… The urge to slap senseless the person who insisted on telling me ‘it’s a statue dedicated to Mick Dagger! Geddit? Mick DAGGER!’ was almost irresistible…

Single frame… ‘Women of Steel’

'Women of Steel'‘Women of Steel’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/500s, f2.8, – Rollei RPX 100

Yet another shot from my first roll of Rollei RPX 100 film.

‘Women of Steel’ is a bronze sculpture that commemorates the women of Sheffield who worked in the city’s steel industry during World War I and World War II. Sculpted by Martin Jennings, it was unveiled at Barker’s Pool in June 2016.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.