Armillary in the Square by bmac62 ()
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The Savannah, Georgia Historic District represents the original city plan drawn up by English General James Ogelthorp in 1733. There were originally twenty four squares around which all the homes were built. Twenty two exist today (two being lost to development).
My original photo of this park, Troup Square, was all green with a white sky that should have been blue of course:-) So, to make it more appealing, at least to me, I employed a Tourmaline Topaz filter.
Back to the title: You'll notice a globe looking affair in the square. This is an 1870s Victorian era armillary. If you are unfamiliar with the term (I never heard of it before), an armillary is an astronomical model used to display relationships between celestial circles.
Image Comments (14)
So THIS is what you were doing Sunday night??? Who would've guessed!!! Your Topaz work has come out of the gate shouting---you really take to it naturally. I can see the Bill shot within it: Even if you didn't like the original sky, you got a huge feeling of a grand tree over-arching a park. And the presence of that huge center trunk with those wonderful leaves everywhere makes this a wonderful tree composition. Your filtering gave us yellows and neon greens and light aqua greens. And these heavy reds and pink-reds are really powerful---I never know you had these treatments in you, before! The armillary is there, but the world around it protects it; and it, itself, seems so delicate and rare, by comparison. I love the contrast. Great work with that filter. I've yet to join the topaz train, but with andrea, tara, helle and now you, I don't think I need to. A deep throbbing image, Bill.