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Ferro-cement construction by Tanya Ashken installed 1986 in Wellington, capital of New Zealand. Originally designed for an Auckland location, this was the first Wellington Sculpture Trust project.
“The sculpture … started life as an idea for three abstract shapes interacting with themselves and their intermingling spaces. The water was always a part of it, evoking feelings of rocks and the sea. The name came suddenly in a moment of inspiration! … I have always been fascinated by the Albatross, its size, its power and its awesome grace. My sculpture is large and white and of the sea. There is a realistic albatross there too, as I realised when the sculpture was being built. I now think of it as a lament for the albatrosses as they disappear from this planet.” Tanya Ashken (source)

Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-200VR @ 32mm
f/25 1/15s f/8 ISO125 | Raw
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  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Werner….Great colors……

  • thankyou Thomas – the polaroid filter certainly helped here

    – Werner Padarin

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • thankyou Angel, glad you like it!

    – Werner Padarin

  • Xandru
    Xandruabout 2 years ago

  • thankyou very much, greatly appreciated!

    – Werner Padarin

  • ZWC Photography
    ZWC Photographyabout 2 years ago

    stunning – strong, with purpose, comes to mind. great perspective. aloha

  • thankyou – greatly appreciate your feedback

    – Werner Padarin

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 2 years ago

  • thankyou very much Graham, greatly appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

    A print of your excellent capture is featured on our group homepage
    and you are our newest Featured Member!

  • thankyou Marie and many thanks to the kind voters – greatly appreciated!

    – Werner Padarin

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton9 months ago

    December 17,2013

  • thankyou very much Ann, a lovely honour!

    – Werner Padarin

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