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The Martian

The Martian

The Martian

This Martian War Machine is one of a number of sculptures set around Woking and in Horsell Common, that celebrate the author H.G. Wells who lived in Woking at the time he wrote his famous novel The War Of The Worlds. It has been adapted so many times but in the original it is here, in my home town, that the Martians first land. They proceed to wipe out most of the area around where I live before heading up to London via Kingston and Richmond. I would love to one day see or hear a production that is actually set in its original location! Until then I decided to give the Martian sculpture a menacing and alien looking backdrop using various overlays of smoke and granite. This is my entry for the Fotospeed Challenge using an image photographed over the weekend. The sunshine really gave a boost to the metal workings of the sculpture! I created a few images of the machine, the second that I’m posting here was shot from directly under the sculpture.

Martian War Machines

10 comments on “The Martian

  1. I love this, Sarah! Very menacing and atmosperic. I really loved the book, and quite liked the original 1953 American movie which I watched when I was a kid. I also like the Tom Cruise version done with Spielberg, but I would just love to see one set in the period and locations in H.G’s original vision. I also love the Jeff Wayne musical version, with Richard Burton, which follows the original pretty closely.

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