By Phil Berry.

Statue of David

By Phil Berry

Third winner Image Review 15

Olympus PEN E-PL6; f/5.6; 1/60s; 27mm; ISO 1600

Michelangelo’s statue of David. It came to symbolise the independence and civil liberties of Florence. David’s eyes cast a threatening glare in the direction of Rome, serving as a warning to any who dared to challenge the city.

This image does not show David’s glare but I captured enough of the statue for it to be easily recognised. I aimed to show the respective expressions of the two visitors as they gazed up at the 5.17-metre statue.

I did not see the humour in their expressions until much later.

Don’s response

Ah, the glory of the unintended consequence. Kudos to photographer Phil Berry for admitting that he’d missed noticing this delightful moment when he was taking the picture. But accidental or not, full credit for capturing the visitors’ respective reactions at precisely the right moment.

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