Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi Detail

This is a close up detail of one of the many figures on the Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi). This fountain is located in the Piazza Navona and was designed in 1651. I choose to focus my camera lens on this particular face as the carving of the stone to give the three dimensional look for the hair and beard is amazing, especially considering this was carved by hand over 300 years ago! It wasn’t a very colourful image out of the camera, so it was converted into a black and white image to focus attention on texture and shape.

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