The Winged Messenger

The forbidden message

I photographed this statue in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, and I really, really wish I’d snapped a shot of the tag on it as well. I’d hit the stage where my artistic juices were flowing smoothly and my common sense had turned off, though, so…

It makes me think of fallen angels, forbidden knowledge, and messages in the night. Another photo that’d do well as a cover for a Goth CD… I don’t believe the statue even had wings – it’s probably Mercury – but the shadows on the wall behind it make it look as if it does.

Shot in RAW on a Canon 350d, 18-55 mm lens, converted to monotone and then toned to night-blues.

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