The Hand of Constantine

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My take on the Constantine Statue outside York Minster

 

Andy Marshall www.fotofacade.com

  • Oriol Lladó PRO 9y

    Misterious and pretty enough!

    (from Sinister photography group)
  • The Rev. Major John Hanscom, USAF (ret), Deacon, PECUSA 9y

    The hand of Constantine, for good and ill, has molded the Faith.
  • Dragon Master PRO 9y

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  • The Rev. Major John Hanscom, USAF (ret), Deacon, PECUSA 9y

    I do not understand. I am the moderator of this group, and I do not know what yoy are talking about. I should be the one deciding what is or is not in the pool, unless you are talking about a different group. Can you clue me in on what we are talking about here???
  • floato PRO 9y

    Great composition thanks for posting.
    This photo was spotted in Spot-this
  • Redroom Studios PRO 9y

    interesting angle and strange focus...

    thanks for adding to

  • John Perivolaris PRO 9y

    How does this image relate to the theme of The Democratic Image?
  • Andy Marshall 9y

    Hi Dr John - this image to me relates because of the symbolism of Constantine (a Roman Emperor) from Rome - home of democracy. I like to compare this fact with the autocratic nature of the image. Strong didactic hand
  • The Rev. Major John Hanscom, USAF (ret), Deacon, PECUSA 9y

    Andy - I promise I am not arguing; I really want your thoughts.

    I have always thought of Athens as the home of democracy, and I have never thought of the "Pax Romana" as democratic. I have also always thought of Constantine as very autocratic - he basically called and ramroded the Council oof Nicea, for example. Please share your thoughts.

    John
  • Andy Marshall 9y

    Hi John - sorry I just have a basic background to Constantine - don't really know too much about the guy to be honest :-)
  • Philosofia 9y

    I like very much this kind of photos...: also this photo is very suggestive and interesting ... as all the others!
  • Constant 9y

    Hello Fotofacade,
    I just joined the group as an outsider - being interested in architecture
    As I have a hand in your picture (see my name below) I will agree with your suggesting that Constantine of Rome was a symbol of Democracy: hear! hear!
    yours
    Constantine ROMAN
    (London)
  • Andy Marshall 9y

    Thanks for your comments - and support (Constantine)!
  • Eddie Clarke PRO 9y

    Wow! Fantastic shot - composition, DoF, tonal range, sky - really good!
  • JB81 7y

    fantastico!!
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Taken on December 11, 2006
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