"History and Progress"

Bradley Shawn  Rabon

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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My good friend and fellow RedBubbler George Parapadakis and myself made our way down King William street after crossing London bridge and stopped to enjoy the Statue of Wellington which stands in front of The Royal Exchange building, The lovely classical building you can see to the left of the statue is The Bank of England museum, and the tall building in the back is 125 Old Broad Street (London), former home of the London Stock Exchange. What strikes me is the contrast of the old and the new, the classical and the modern. One is built of stone and the other, primarily glass. Standing strong in the middle of all this is the statue of general Wellington, mounted on a horse. “This statue was sculptured by Francis Chantrey from French cannons seized by Wellington during his battles in the Napoleonic wars. Known as the Iron Duke, Wellington was one of Britain’s national heroes. His Iron funeral carriage, which is also made from French cannons, can still be seen in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. This Statue was cast without stirrups, denoting that Wellington was still living during this time. Wellington’s name still lives on with the famous boots that he styled and rightly named Wellington Boots.”

This is a HDR image combining 5 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Adjustments in lighting and contrast were made using the enhanced details tool.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
f/5
1/160, 1/250, 1/400, 1/640, 1/1000
ISO 640

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