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James Oglethorpe

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 March 2020 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

A close-up of the statue of James Oglethorpe in Chippewa Square. Due to the constraints of the shade cast on the statue, I processed in HDR so that the facial features could be seen better.

Read from a plaque within Chippewa Square:

"The monument in this Square to James Edward Oglethorpe, the great soldier philanthropist who founded the colony of Georgia, was erected by the State of Georgia, the City of Savannah and various Patriotic Societies. Impressive ceremonies marked its unveiling in 1910.

The nine-foot bronze statue of Oglethorpe in the work of one of America's foremost sculptors, the celebrated Daniel Chester French. He has depicted the Founder of Georgia in the full dress of a British general of the period. Oglethorpe is portrayed with sword in hand; alert and ready for council or action. At his feet is a palmetto frond. The statue faces southward symbolizing the threat of Spain's imperial ambitions to the young colony.

The pedestal and base of the monument were designed by Henry Bacon, the eminent New York architect whose collaborations with Daniel Chester French include the Lincoln Memorial. The four lions at the corners of the lower base hold shields on which appear, respectively the coat of arms of Oglethorpe and the great seals of the Colony of Georgia, the State, and the City of Savannah. On the pedestal of the monument is carved a portion of the text of the charter which was granted by Parliament in 1732 to "the Trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America."

Photo captured October 8, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/5.3 ISO 250 99 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Superb statue and soldier. I like south american story

11 Mar 2020 5:20am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Well done, Steven, to make the features of this statue stand out so perfectly.

11 Mar 2020 5:57am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Fine treatment in hdr. Looks very good.

11 Mar 2020 6:48am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Je crois reconnaître la statue de dos d'hier.
Elle est très belle au coeur des arbres.
Bonne journée Steven

11 Mar 2020 7:24am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Great editing for this statue.

11 Mar 2020 8:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Il a un bel environnement

11 Mar 2020 8:24am

jean pierre from Paris, France

belle statue!! amts

11 Mar 2020 9:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent detail and textures

11 Mar 2020 9:36am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Mar 2020 9:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks brave

11 Mar 2020 11:58am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing of the statue .

11 Mar 2020 1:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am glad you used HDR. The expression is worth seeing.

11 Mar 2020 2:29pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

An imposing statue.

11 Mar 2020 2:45pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

the artistry of statues always amazes me. i'm struck by the amount of clothes his uniform involves. seems like they would be cumbersome.

11 Mar 2020 2:48pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent detail. A magnificent bronze statue.

11 Mar 2020 2:57pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sur son socle gris quel personnage et statue superbe cadrage
Belle soirée

11 Mar 2020 3:40pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...this is wonderful !! hat a great sculpture...and thank you for the write up :)))

11 Mar 2020 3:57pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique sculpture et joli traitement.
En plus explications attrayantes. Merci.

11 Mar 2020 5:35pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

He has a good face, I think.

11 Mar 2020 6:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A marvelous statue of this famous individual.

11 Mar 2020 6:34pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing statue & treatment!

11 Mar 2020 7:49pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The statue looks even grander against the backdrop of trees.

12 Mar 2020 12:25am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a magnificent statue. I appreciate the interesting narrative that you included. It is very interesting information.

12 Mar 2020 12:37am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolie statue avec une fière allure.

12 Mar 2020 12:47am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

really nice angle to capture the statue with the interesting tangle of background branches and leaves

12 Mar 2020 2:13am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Very imposing.... isn't it!

12 Mar 2020 2:47am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful statue with amazing details. Excellent presentation. Lovely. :)

12 Mar 2020 6:22am

Remus from Portugal

The conditions really weren't ideal for the photo. But you did a good photo processing.

13 Mar 2020 3:04pm

yoshimiparis from France

with you I learn about the history of your country
Thank you for this very beautiful image

14 Mar 2020 8:35am