monochrome monday

Gargoyle
All Angel's Church
West 80th Street
between
Broadway and West End Avenue





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72 comments:

  1. That is an unusual view. Well, maybe not if you are a dentist. :)

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  2. I didn't know they made frightened gargoyles...

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  3. Love the gargoyle...

    Years ago there were gargoyles
    on the University Auditorium..
    but they were removed for safety
    reasons..

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  4. excellent perspective and composition again!!

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  5. WOW! I found out recently that gargoyles (certainly in England) were usually modelled on local residents. When you look at the gargoyles that's a bit scary don't you think? LOL

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  6. I love it! It's a great angle - although hopefully water won't start pouring from it!

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  7. You found the perfect angle to shoot this fellow from. It enhances his best features and makes a perfect black and white.

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  8. ps....can I have your permission to copy this picture so that I can try to draw it?

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  9. Excellent perspective!!!

    I would love to find a gargoyle like this myself.

    Stunning Daryl!!

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  10. I love this... it is actually looking like I feel today...

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  11. Great view. I wonder how many birds have nested in that Gargoyle's mouth?

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  12. Great perspective... remind me of Ghostbusters!

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  13. a great shot...gotta love the gargoyles :)

    this is about how i looked yesterday after a marathon day in our yard...and we're still not done. i raked piles of grass leavings...and trimmed and mowed...ughhh.

    have a wonderful week ... will catch up with you next week when i return.

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  14. Wow... somebody made a sculpture of me waking up? I want residuals! Cool angle and composition, D.

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  15. PS...I can't believe YOU of all people now have word verification!

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  16. What is it about gargoyles? I have never quite understood their purpose or attraction. But they are fascinating.

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  17. This picture took me by surprise. I actually uttered a shocked "Oh!" when it first came up. My next reaction? I love it! I adore gargoyles!

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  18. This is the best picture ever. I love it :)

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  19. I love your contrasting darks and lights, yours are always so crisp.

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  20. He looks like he's in terrible pain. Great shot!

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  21. Love your monochrome shot! There have been a couple of "big mouths" for monochrome day! I love it -- they all have mouths even bigger than mine!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  22. That's a good viewpoint, there is probably a whole genre of gargoyle shots out there if you are in the right area. Nice one.

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  23. Reminds me of going into a funhouse at a carnival! I love the perspective.

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  24. Fightening!!

    I wonder if I should postpone my trip to N.Y.

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  25. Thank´s for coment my photo!
    You show us a piece of horror!!!
    Nice picture in black and white!

    /christina

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  26. I love creepy *Rosemary's Baby* type Gargoyles! Excellent shot!

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  27. I'm pretty sure this is a pretty good resemblence of myself last Sunday morning ;) well probably lots of mornings.

    Awesome picture!

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  28. Hey! This face sums up my emotions this morning!

    About Chipotle: I posted a comment on my blog about it but I'll tell you here, too. Ours has two types of beans - pinto and black, parsley seasoned rice, an AWESOME corn salsa, hearty pico de gallo with a ton of tomatoes and onions, two types of salsa, romaine lettuce, and guacamole. If yours isn't like that, would you let me know? I need to know that! I truly admire their philosophies but want to make sure all restaurants are consistent in their offerings. I think adding fish would be a great idea. I would eat those every time.

    Personally, I don't believe in soy unless it's fermented so I couldn't get behind tofu. Too high in estrogens that feed cancers - especially breast - and 90% of the American soy crop is GMO - a double whammy.

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  29. I know these are supposed to be scary, but it is really funny!

    I saw another gargoyle today that I thought looked like Bernie Madoff. I think this one looks like Bernie Madoff in prison!

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  30. Great image, a little Rocky Horror
    though...

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  31. I must be sure to show this to MM, as he is especially fond of Gargoyles.... I will have to post a pic of the ones that live in our house!
    Great Monday, as usual!

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  32. Damn, that's a scary (or scared) gargoyle. I'm with Bobbie, though. I have never quite understood why gargoyles are a part of architecture. I could look it up on Google, of course, but I'm a lazy sot.

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  33. great perspective on this gargoyle! we love gargoyles and have tons of shots of the guardians of Notre Dame, but couldn't quite manage such an intimate shot.

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  34. Holy Mackerel, that picture is so crisp and clear it looks alive! ANd this is on a church or a haunted house?

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  35. Oh, what is he thinking? His shock seems so immediate.

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  36. Oh look, it's my boss. Someone's wasted a paper clip!

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  37. I can't believe I didn't comment on this when I first saw it last night.
    Very good!

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  38. Wow, we really did think alike this week, didn't we? I love the angle on this one. Really unusual!

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  39. "No don't take it, that's not my good side!"

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  40. Wonderful perspective! The mouth almost swallows the whole landscape and creates an amazing creepy drama! Great shot!

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  41. what is it about gargoyles that cause us to take pause, and look up in wonder?

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  42. Great photo Daryl...and love the vignette effect. Great perspective too =)
    xoxox

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  43. Gargoyles are meant to be gross and scary looking (i think), and your picture perfectly emphasizes these qualities.
    I love it.

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  44. A mournful guy - understandably - he has no teeth. But he looks good in greyscale.

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  45. And there is any question why church scares the hell out of little children??

    (Lovely monochrome!)

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  46. Wow, my eyes were just drawn straight to it! Incredible..nice selection-

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  47. That's a great close up shot! It shows the character of the gargoyle.

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