Memories, Madness and Miracles

by David Swatton January. 15, 2008 6239 views

I like monuments, statues and sculpture so I had this idea of trying to combine my photographs of them with works of art. I've got a few ideas based on some sculpture I have photographed around the world.

This is my first attempt - I guess it's also an excuse for me to mess around with Photoshop!

It is my photograph of the Irish Famine memorial in Dublin combined with the Daniel McDonald painting “The Discovery of the Potato Blight in Ireland” (c. 1847).

This is one of the saddest episodes in Irish history - a time when the majority of the population was starving and yet the country was still exporting food.

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Lynda 9 years, 3 months ago

Great idea. Powerful and interesting combination. Like you I like statues and sculpture and there are a few on my blog.

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Peter 9 years, 4 months ago

Strong image. Godd work!

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Chris 9 years, 4 months ago

Powerful!! Superb work, thanks for shaing this and the history..

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Monika 9 years, 4 months ago

Photoshop can be a great friend if one uses it with care and some fantasy... just like you! The result is great and powerful!

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Jet28 9 years, 4 months ago

I like the juxtaposition of the two profiles.

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Starryeyedfrog 9 years, 4 months ago

good combination of the 2 images, they go together very well. look forward to see your future "messing arounds" which by no degree are any mess :)

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Peregol 9 years, 4 months ago

Very nice view

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Pete 9 years, 4 months ago

I like what you did

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Giorgio 9 years, 4 months ago

great job!

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Lennon Fletcher 9 years, 4 months ago

Really nicely done great images, thought provoking.

9 years, 4 months ago Edited
Vj Dejan Cirovic 9 years, 4 months ago

Great photo, nice work!

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