Photo of the Day (3.8.09)

Today’s photo comes to us from Guillermo Esteves, who took this “portrait” of a statue head at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, FL. You just don’t see a lot of close-ups of like this, but it’s a great photographic trick. All too often when shooting a statue or a building, the tendency is to step back and get the entire subject in your frame. But frequently it’s just as useful (and more interesting) to get REALLY close. You’ll capture tiny architectural details, textures and even facial expressions that might otherwise have been missed.

Think you’ve got some great statue portraits you’d like to share with our readers? Why not upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr? We might just pick one of yours as our Photo of the Day.