October 18, 2012

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Filling in the Blanks

image by Francesco Gagliardi, Livorno, Italy

Another edition of LPOD's apparent series on statues and the Moon. Here Ferdinando I de' Medici, Cardinal and Grand Duke of Tuscany either has a cigar, a thick finger, or rolled up parchment in his hand that points toward the Moon. The relation of the Moon to the Cardinal depends on which of these interpretations might be right. If its a cigar, is the bright thing below an ash falling to the ground? Or if a thick finger, is it a ring that slipped off a flicked hand? And if it is a rolled sheet of paper, as seems most likely, what is the Moon?

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
23/06/2012 21:18. Canon EOS 550D + Canon 18-55 mm IS (used at 55 mm) & 1/125 seconds - 400 ISO - f/5.6.

Yesterday's LPOD: Thumbnailed Moon

Tomorrow's LPOD: Tinted


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