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Mary

In Italy, it seems like statuettes of the Virgin Mary are to be found around every corner. I particularly enjoy spotting them in out-of-the-way, nondescript places – these lonely statuettes seem vaguely comforting and assuring.

This one was found in the grounds of the Monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.

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4 Comments

  1. David says:

    May be my new favorite image of yours; don’t know what the last was. I like the exposure, especially with the light on on the subject. I like the sharp focus on the statue and I like the composition. The composition makes good use of negative space in front of Mary implying she is addressing an audience and the negative space above her minimizes her in the grand scheme of things while the light emphasizes her.

  2. Tony says:

    Great mood in this photograph, I love the feint details in the dark surroundings with the statue perfectly lit.

  3. george says:

    I love that negative space with the merest hint of details, that focusses the eye on the icon. Great shot – holy inspiration perhaps!

  4. shooter says:

    Superb in every way

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