235 – Hammer Horror

If you blog, you either blog daily or you better don’t blog at all. It’s simply not reasonable to expect people to come back after having seen no updates for six days, is it? Well, I won’t stop blogging, therefore I’ll honestly try to keep my dates with you.

This is an image from (blush) Tuesday morning. In the second half of the 19th century there was an industry that produced lots of these figures for all the houses that were built all over Vienna, then the center of a mighty empire and a rapidly expanding city. So, this was not high art, it was mass-produced decoration, and the motif was normally related to the profession of the principal. I have tried to find out what the combination of hammer and vase means, but unfortunately to no avail, so you’ll have to settle with the image.

I shot the image with the Sigma 150/2.8 at f2.8, actually a macro lens, but since my Nikon 18-200 is still being repaired, it has to second as telephoto lens. Post-processing was done in Capture NX.

The Song of the Day is “Hammer Horror” from the most wonderful Kate Bush’s 1990 album “Lionheart“. Kate Bush is a phenomenon. I can’t really recommend one of her albums, because all of them are so incredibly good, there is no way but having them all. This is a little bit like movies by Stanley Kubrick. One couldn’t possibly single out a “best” of them either.

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