I’m a fan of details, although looking at them more than doing them myself! This week’s photo challenge is “lost in the details” and is a bit more about getting up closer and looking at things from a new angle. I decided to have a bit of fun with the theme and include the “devil is in the details” theme, as well.
Today, after my stop at the Pandhof to photograph another gargoyle, I decided to stop in at Flora’s Hof (the garden next to the Domtoren) and get a detailed photo or three of this particular bas relief image depicting a moment in the life of a saint (Willibrord?). The sculpture is triangular in shape, but I decided to focus just on the devilish creature about to whack someone over the head. There’s some great detail just in the demon and his outfit. Chomping mouths everywhere!
Then I moved in for a different and lower angle, which I like even more, because the person on the ground suddenly seems much more real. The whole image comes to life. So then I focused even closer on the demon.
You can practically hear him — and his sleeve — cackling with glee as his sinewy claw is about to whoosh down upon us all!