Queen Victoria Statue in Southport

The statue in the above photograph shows Queen Vitoria. She stands in Southport and at first I really liked the blue sky background. However on further inspection and thought, this type of subject would probably be better on a cloudy day. I know, you will start thinking that all I do is complain that it is either too bright or not bright enough, but let me explain! With a landscape or cityscape, lighting and skies are very important. With a statue such as we see here lighting is equally important, however the harsh, bright sunlight that we see here has created some harsh shadows that wouldn’t be there on a cloudy day.

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