First, a note — I’m leaving early today and will be gone for a few weeks. I plan on still posting photos, as I’ll still be taking them. I’ll be busy though, so I’ll probably get behind on responding to comments and visiting all my favorite blogs. But please do keep visiting, liking and leaving comments. I really love getting the feedback. And again, thank you for all of the support!
When I noticed this guy a while ago, I wondered how I hadn’t noticed him a long time before that. He is a large stone sculpted head that sits on the end of a wall on a property near downtown Santa Fe. He’s in front of a home that is around a hundred years old, and he isn’t easily seen, as most of his features have been weathered and are almost smooth.
I think most people don’t even see him as they pass him by. It took some good shadowing for me to really see him, but when I did, I was just so thrilled.
I wanted to take a photo of him, but without the right shadowing, he looked like nothing but a large round stone. Then one day it snowed, and that changed everything. It even gave him an eye, which is almost totally smoothed down. But in the snow, it’s there, and it looks wonderful, so I took this photo.
The Stone Sentry faithfully protecting the home for all time. Kind sir, please guard me and keep me safe on my trip, I ask of you. (:
Shot with my 35-70mm lens at f/2.8.
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