Mercury

Harvey A. Ravitch 9/9/2017 5:57:04 AM

Fantastic silohouette & background combination here. Wonderful story & capture!s #1695594

Christopher Budny 9/9/2017 2:46:02 PM

Thank you very much, Harvey! #11639241

Joanna Kovalcsik 9/9/2017 5:41:30 PM

Nice symmetry, light, and description, Chris. #11639415

Christopher Budny 9/11/2017 4:51:36 AM 1

Thanks, Joanna! #11639756

Amanda D. Austwick 11/1/2017 11:53:21 AM

Great silhouette of this Mercury statue, and congratulations on your Gold! #11654116

Joanna Kovalcsik 11/1/2017 5:40:05 PM

Congratulations, Chris!! :o) #11654346

Christopher Budny 11/1/2017 5:55:02 PM

Thank you both, ladies! #11654363

Gail Sullivan 11/2/2017 5:14:35 AM

Congrats, Christopher! #11654495

Christopher Budny 11/2/2017 6:12:21 AM

Thanks, Gail! #11654517

Harvey A. Ravitch 11/2/2017 6:26:47 AM

Golden ! A very awesome image & Winner! #11654524

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/2/2017 8:07:22 PM

Beautiful capture and processing, Chris! Congrats on your win! #11654842

Christopher Budny 11/3/2017 8:11:17 AM

Thank you both, Deborah & Harvey! #11654949

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Description

A silhouette of the bronze sculpture of Mercury which caps the fountain in the rotunda of the National Gallery of Art. Composed against the building's north window which features a scalloped grille. His winged hat, and winged shoes, enable his speedy travels. He carries a caduceus staff, a symbol of trade, commerce and negotiation (Mercury is considered a god of trade, financial gain and abundance.) The caduceus has been confused with the Rod of Asclepius - a stick with a single entwined snake. The Rod is the ancient symbol of medicine and healing, yet in North America in particular, the caduceus has been used (incorrectly, it turns out) to symbolize the medical profession almost exclusively.
9/17 2nd Place - DD

Uploaded on 9/9/2017 3:47:02 AM
Entered into contest on 9/9/2017 3:52:54 AM


BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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