Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuscan Rural Roadside Madonna

I found this Madonna at the edge of a field on a Tuscan rural road early one morning.

There's such a mix of elements:  the gilded frame, the chicken wire, the tiny vase, the iron fence, and fragrant lilies and whatever that pink flower is.  Particularly the chicken wire.  Rather than photographing this straight on, as I did for the previous Madonna in this post, I angled the shot.  This does several things -- it makes sure the white of the lilies forms an energetic connection to the white of the Madonna's face.  The gilded frame then catches the eye before it leaves the photo and brings it back around.  The early morning light is more delicate than harsh midday glare or the golden light of late afternoon and so suits the feeling of the scene.

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