Löwendenkmal, Switzerland

Picture by adrianay


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  • September 05, 2012
  • Nikon
  • 18-55mm nikon
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2,0,+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Others
  • File Format JPEG
  • Notes

22 Comments

05 Sep 05:32
adrianay

The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."

05 Sep 05:33
adrianay

Again, working with blasting sun, not ideal...did my best :). This is one of my fav photos ever, it breaks my heart to look at this lion...

05 Sep 05:48
miltonv

buenas texturas :D

05 Sep 06:43
bjosted

Great B&W. Agree with you about the look of the lion.

05 Sep 07:19
paulantony

Excellent B & W. That's one defeated expression for a king of beasts.

05 Sep 07:22
adrianay

I agree! One amazing sculpture!

05 Sep 10:13
arthakker

very cool

05 Sep 10:44
flipd1

Great shot and story. I can't put my finger on it but it seems like it needs something. Maybe contrast. Superb none the less

05 Sep 10:48
adrianay

Tried it and looked bad because the dark, moldy parts become even darker and looks bad. I think less sun would have been great :)

05 Sep 10:55
mitch19

Crisp clean and sharp !! Top job !!

05 Sep 12:50
arnie58

Like

05 Sep 14:45
cloudberry

Great subject, well done b/w

05 Sep 14:57
inkslinger

Superb, very sad face....

05 Sep 15:00
sanz3jo

9

05 Sep 15:15
adrianay

Thank you All! See you in a week, going on a mini vacation! :)

05 Sep 16:50
bessi7

9

05 Sep 18:48
karl_oparka

Nice textures.

05 Sep 19:21
alban1

10

05 Sep 20:02
Randall.Lohr

Beautiful textures under difficult conditions, beautiful sculpture!

05 Sep 22:55
digicam

9

06 Sep 05:22
valerie15

Gorgeous!

06 Sep 19:00
estebansosa

nice!

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