Angels and demons

A pair of statues on the Bridge of Angels in Rome

I just completed and published my list of the best places to take photos in Rome, and part of that list includes shooting on the Bridge of Angels.  There are 10 statues of angels, all representing a part of the story of Jesus' crucifixion.  It's really a gorgeous spot and one well worth making a visit to while there.  (I walked over it several times, so I shot it a lot.)

I tend to photograph sculptures quite a bit for some reason.  I'm not sure why, although of course I appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into their creation.  These were made by Bernini, whose collection of work is pretty stunning, so that's attractive, too.

When I was editing these pics, for some reason I was led to edit one in a very tame manner, much as it appeared to me that evening on the bridge.  However as you can see in the other photo, I went for a much more dramatic edit.

Of course, they are both angels and there is no demon in sight.  This is Rome, after all!  ;-)

I just liked the sound of naming it "angels and demons", and of course that is also a none-too-subtle nod to the book Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.  It's the predecessor to The Da Vinci Code and is quite the thriller.  I actually liked it better than The Da Vinci Code.  Much of Angels & Demons takes place in Rome, so it seemed rather fitting, anyway.

Well, I am rambling now, and I doubt you came here for literary recommendations, but thanks for stopping by and if you read this far, then congrats!  ;-)