The red umbrella and the statue © John MacPherson
I keep coming back to this one. Love the bleak wintry feel, but also the steadfastness in the face of it of both the person and the statue. Even in blank and white the gaze of the statue towards the person would have been perfect, directed by the feather in the cap too, but the pop of the red umbrella against the cool winter blue and white really adds to it. The crook of the arm pointing in the opposite direction, as if questioning the person on where they are headed, tops it off.
Thanks for stopping by Ed. Appreciate the observations. I always imagine the statue thinking “You think you have it bad? I’m cold and wet in winter, and in the summer the midges are hell!” This is Fort William, where I was born. I played in the grass in front of that statue when I was a toddler!
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