Scaffolding pest and the blue cock

On Trafalgar Square in London lies the enormous National Gallery. Apparently one of the statues is in for repairing and they replaced it with a huge blue cock. Photo by: Jacob Surland, www.caughtinpixels.com

Do you know the feeling too?
Within the last year, I have started to take photography more seriously. I have started to seek out locations that I like to take photo graphs of. But sometimes I feel that I am suffering some kind of Scaffolding pest or Photographers Plague.

I took a month leave in december 2012 to have a lot of time to work on photographer, both the post-processing as well as time to take photographs. In the one month there were two sunsets that wasn’t overcast. It seems almost impossible. And other things like Mont Saint Michel I travelled far to see, and I ended up seing it on a clear blue sky day, which isn’t good for photography. The four previous days had been totally overcast, which is not any better. And not to make it any better, a large part of was covered in scaffolding and a huge construction site sat in front of the island. Maybe it’s just because I have turned into a photographer I start noticing how many scaffolds and restoration projects are being executed.

I have just returned from a business trip to London and I came past the National Gallery at Trafalgars Square, just as I did last time I was in London. Last time I wasn’t hit by the plague, but this time I was. There is a scaffolding on the building. But notice the blue chicken or cock! Last time there was a big bronze statue of a man on a horse on that pillar, but now a huge blue cock on it… Great with funny solutions!

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