Chris By: Chris

Angel of the North

Explore Highest position: 207 on Saturday, June 27, 2009


Something different.


The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England.


As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 66 feet (20 m) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 m) across — making it wider than the Statue of Liberty's height. The wings themselves are not planar, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward, which Gormley has said aims to create "a sense of embrace".

(from Wikipedia)


An image of the Angel of the North I took a while back (that's my son walking up to the angel)


How's the composition?

  • Mark 6y

    The above comments have said it a dozen times and I agree -- great composition, you've got the balance just right. Your son puts the scale of the Angel into perspective beautifully.
    I never knew about the angle of the wings! See, Flickr really can be educational after all... :-)
  • tony babcock 6y

    fantastic composition and angle of shot great job on this
  • ~Kab 6y

    Very nice, Chris. Your son in the picture gives the statue its large perspective. Composition is great, the colors and placing of your subjects - simply superb.
  • Emma Line Holm Sejersen 6y

    this is extremely good!! love the angle and the angel :) amezing colours too! <3
  • Peter 6y

    Spot On!
    But which one is the Angel..... :~)
  • JC 6y

    the boy gives the scale and balances the compo, beautiful contrasted and simple colors
  • Chris 6y

    Certainly not him today!!


    Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

    Explored Highest position: 207 on Saturday, June 27, 2009
  • Alan Mezzomo 6y

    great composition!
  • javier 6y

  • Percy Monge 6y

    This is "Photography"
    The ability to create a photograph.
    as apposed to just taking a picture.

    I hope that in your ventures you have some time, some day
    to take a look a some of my photograph's

    I would really appreciate your thoughts
  • Brett Morrison 6y

    Nice colors and composition. The kid gives perfect perspective on how big and amazing the statue is.
  • James Dorsett 6y

    Great composition and colors. Superb placement of the child.
  • Sasa Vacevski 6y

    wow, great story, beautiful shot
  • ☆Sushil☆ 6y

    this is huge, very well composed
  • ka71 6y

    nice colours & composition
  • Stanley Forthright 5y

    beautiful shot. I have to wonder about this things ability to endure high winds...those wings are sooo huge.
  • ShrubMonkey (Julian Heritage) 5y

    Awesome composition, love it!
  • Anais 5y

    aww love this
  • Liam Daly 5y

  • Natalia Wrzask 4y

    Great composition!
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