Here we are in Rome, at the Castel Sant'Angelo. Not as popular as the Vatican or St. Peter's basilica, but quite interesting in its history, which goes back quite a ways.
Today's assignment is to find an angel (easy at the Castel Sant'Angelo, hence the name), take a picture of it, and then turn it into art. (Not so easy, given the zillions of tourists that have taken all of those pictures.)
We'll start with the original angel, the one who stood at the top of the castle. He's retired now. He doesn't sit on the top of the castle anymore, but is stuck in one of the lower courtyards.
The first thing is to try to find a better angle. (Not a better angel.) Let's try moving around behind a bit. It would be nice to wait for the right lighting, but we're here now, so make the best of it.
Keep moving around behind the statue. Hmm... a bit better
Getting further behind the statue. People are giving me strange looks about shooting this thing from behind. After all, the clearest view is obviously from the front, right?
Okay, so now we've got our shot, but it's still just a photograph. Much better than where we started, but surely there's something that can be done to make it more interesting. To turn it from photography into art.
Almost there. Time to leave the world of reality behind.
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