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Last but not least: Lenin
10-NOV-2012

Last but not least: Lenin

I was going to leave this image out of the gallery but decided it wouldn't be complete without Lenin.

This statue was cast in bronze in 1965 by Páztay Pál.

I'm planning on returning to Memento Park perhaps this weekend to see and photograph more. It's really a fascinating witness to Hungary's dark Communist era.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/160s f/7.1 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

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Zoltán Balogh15-Nov-2012 06:29
Beautifully composed and framed Helen! V
Frank Tran14-Nov-2012 02:54
Excellent capture! Well framed and great details. V+
janescottcumming14-Nov-2012 01:09
Perfectly framed. An interesting look to his overcoat.
bill friedlander14-Nov-2012 00:43
Yes, not least in an historical sense. Nicely framed by the brick arch, and looks like he is wearing a moth eaten coat. V
Karen Stuebing13-Nov-2012 23:52
I like how this is back lit and framed by the brick. Of course, you would have to include him. Wonderful image. V.
Mairéad13-Nov-2012 21:59
One of the most famous Communist leaders would have to get a spot. Very interesting patina on his coat. Very well presented. V
Graeme13-Nov-2012 21:42
I like how it is situated inside the red brick archway, Helen.BV
gerrit13-Nov-2012 20:18
I like the red and dark colors. It pushes Lenin out of the frame so you can't ignore him. VvV
woody3413-Nov-2012 20:18
A real historical documentation, and needs to be in the collection..great shot and mood with that gray sky behind...V
John Reynolds13-Nov-2012 19:48
Well captured. All interesting but rather grim. V.
larose forest photos13-Nov-2012 19:34
Another grim statue, but yet imposing and powerful. Very well photographed. V
Colin Storey13-Nov-2012 19:21
Perfectly composed and framed. A great addition to the gallery. v
Jim Coffman13-Nov-2012 19:18
A very nice image,Helen! He is gone and everyone is better off for it!
Tom LeRoy13-Nov-2012 18:23
Agree, would not want to leave Lenin out. This is a great looking shot with lots of details. V
joseantonio13-Nov-2012 17:00
Yes you have to post this one. It´s really a great framing and those red bricks give a beautiful light to the image...v.
Walter O. Koenig13-Nov-2012 16:56
Yes, you must include Lenin. A well framed image. Once again the red brick provides a great contrast to the weathered patina of the statue. "V"