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Friday, 18 December 2009





This sculpture by Mooloolaba Artist Wayne Strickland was erected at the entrance to Fisherman's Park on the spit at Mooloolaba, and is dedicated to fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.

I understand that the model for this piece was, in a sad irony, himself lost when the trawler on which he was working, Miss Melissa was washed ashore no more than a few hundred metres from this spot.

A rather sombre Skywatch perhaps, but occasionally we need to remember bringing food to our table is not always a simple process to be taken for granted.

More Skywatch pictures as always at Skywatch Friday.

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14 comments

Julie said...

Lots of drama in your post today, Peter. The sun adds a nice glow to the statue.

bitingmidge said...

Thanks Julie, I still can't make up my mind whether it's under exposed or not...

J Bar said...

Fantastic monument and great sky to go with it.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great sculpture and shot.

luna miranda said...

that's a dramatic sculpture, great details. the light makes it more beautiful.

cara said...

I don't think under exposed - like Julie says, it's all about the drama! The light is beautiful...almost "European".

Mirela said...

Wonderful photo!

Eaglesbrother said...

Drama indeed...and with such beautiful sky...good capture.


Eaglesbrother

Julie said...

If you had gone down one more stop you would have achieved more definition in the sky, but maybe the light would have been more obvious on the statue. But you run the risk of making him into a partial silhouette.

I like him like this.

Annie said...

excellent shot for skywatch this week! what a sad story!

Arija said...

The sculpture looks great against the stormy looking (but only because of the light) sky. What a sad story, like something out of tales of old.

eileeninmd said...

Great sculpture and a pretty sky.

Vicky said...

This is a great monument, and a great composition too. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice SWF.

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