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Fantastical Traveler (2 of 3)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 October 2019 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Close-up of the statue of Ray Bradbury, author who was born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois. Titled “Fantastical Traveler,” the statue was created in stainless steel by artist Zachary Oxman. The design — which features Bradbury, book in hand, on a rocket ship — was inspired by Bradbury’s poem “If Only We Had Taller Been.”

The statue was dedicated on August 22, 2019, what would have been Ray Bradbury's 99th birthday if he were still alive. The book he is holding up is his novel "Fahrenheit 451". I loved this nighttime shot with uplights that highlighted the cogs and gears of the sculpture beautifully.

Photo captured August 22, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/10 second F/5.0 ISO 1600 50 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It's heading toward heights

23 Oct 2019 5:44am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very original and different under the night.

23 Oct 2019 5:54am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Interesting in the night !

23 Oct 2019 7:39am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

De nuit et sous un autre angle, la photo rend vraiment bien.
Bonne journée Steven

23 Oct 2019 7:40am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Amazing this close up in the darkness, with the green details.

23 Oct 2019 7:53am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good shot!

23 Oct 2019 7:56am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a good shot in the dark.

23 Oct 2019 9:51am

willy from Belgium

une vue originale Steven

pas facile à réaliser

beau travail


23 Oct 2019 10:24am

Remus from Portugal

A hard-to-make photo, that was very well realized.
Beautiful combination of light and shadows.

23 Oct 2019 10:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great result with this picture Steven. 5*

23 Oct 2019 11:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice metallic sculpture !

23 Oct 2019 11:23am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue !

23 Oct 2019 11:29am

Rose from United States

I like this version, too.

23 Oct 2019 12:42pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful framing, nice shot.

23 Oct 2019 1:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

THis is fantastic. I love the shiny textures and the dark contrast.

23 Oct 2019 2:06pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb image of the sculpture and colors and light !

23 Oct 2019 2:17pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle statue et image quel rendu brillant fantastique cet art cette statue métallique
Belle journée

23 Oct 2019 2:37pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Away he goes. What adventures will he find, I wonder.

23 Oct 2019 2:59pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a clockwork rocket. how environmentally friendly :) Nice light and angle

23 Oct 2019 3:12pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle statue ! Bien vu !

23 Oct 2019 4:07pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France


23 Oct 2019 4:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


23 Oct 2019 5:01pm

Sam from Chennai, India

What a great shot. Wonderful in the night. :)

23 Oct 2019 5:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, a totally cool shot of this super sculpture!

23 Oct 2019 5:55pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Sublime capture dans la nuit .

23 Oct 2019 7:29pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

You can even see the printed image in the book!

23 Oct 2019 8:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is outstanding! I love the point of view and that it was taken at night! It looks like it is just about ready to take off! 5*

23 Oct 2019 11:17pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Joli gros plan, c'est encore plus beau avec la lumière.

24 Oct 2019 12:15am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I, too, love this illuminated and glinting steel. I also like the deep blue of the sky with just enough illumination left to see the windows and building on the right as well as the tree elements on the left.

24 Oct 2019 2:06am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

And what a fantastic sculpture it is... and you captured it fantastically, as well!!

24 Oct 2019 4:52am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Pas mal... avec cette ambiance de nuit !

25 Oct 2019 2:39am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a terrific night capture

25 Oct 2019 3:45pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The uplights really add a special effect to the piece.

27 Oct 2019 11:19pm