Squinting statue
Kodak T-Max 100

Here’s another photo from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. I used to drive over here all the time when testing new-to-me old cameras. There’s all sorts of interesting scenes to photograph here, and it was five minutes from my old house. When I had some business not too far from here the other day I made sure to bring my Yashica-12 along, as I was finishing up a roll of T-Max 100 I’d spooled inside.

I have no idea who this statuesque fellow is, but I’ve always wondered what he’s squinting at.

I developed this at home in Rodinal, at 1+50 dilution. My bathroom was a perfect 68 degrees so I didn’t have to adjust developing time for temperature.

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11 responses to “single frame: Squinting statue”

  1. J P Avatar

    Would St. Paul be too obvious of a guess? The book in one hand and the chain hanging from the other would certainly not be disqualifying. But I have misidentified statues like this before.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s a good guess, very likely, especially given that this is St. Paul’s church.

      1. J P Avatar

        I will admit that was one of my clues. :)

  2. 35mm Film Shootist Avatar

    Looking other pictures of statues of St. Paul around the world I would say it is a St. Paul statue.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I guess I’m not up on my saint statues! Thanks for filling in this blank.

  3. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    Nicely done ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Muchos gracias!

  4. analogphotobug Avatar

    I have to concur that it is St Paul himself. I’m Episcopalian so I can tell you that there is always a statue of the Church Namesake somewhere if it is an individual Saint.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Then I consider it confirmed!

  5. Bob Askey Avatar
    Bob Askey

    St. Paul is frowning because he needs an updated cell phone. The one in his left hand is from the 1980s.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh goodness, but would that ever make a disciple unhappy.

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