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Sculpture, Mallorca #1

Two bronze female sculptures at Port de Soller on the west coast of Mallorca

The story behind this image

I was strolling along the promenade at Port de Soller on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, with nothing much on my mind, when I was suddenly poked in the ribs by my wife Liz.

This rude awakening was followed by the admonition to 'look up there!'

Well, I looked 'up there', and to my surprise saw these two life sized bronze female figures looking down at us from a balcony overlooking the promenade.

The sight was such a blend of the incongruous and surreal, with the figures being so lifelike, that of course, we had to take photos of them.

Liz had her mobile phone and I was burdened down with full DSLR kit, which normally can be a bit of a pain to cart around.

But on this occasion I was glad I had it, as a polarising filter was definately needed to take the shine off the weathered bronze and allow the deep rich colours to be seen in all their loveliness.

I don't know who commissioned the sculptures and decided to put them there, but whoever it was has a great eye for a pleasing and quirky aesthetic.

Nice one!

Image data

Filename - mallorca sculpture 01.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f11, ISO100

Location - Port de Soller, Mallorca

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Polarising filter used to enhance colours