Thinking Inside the Box is an occasional series in which I talk about the making of my images.
At Villa Borghese in Rome, I encountered a pair of stone dragons guarding the garden entrance.
The dragons were peacefully standing at attention, a mirror image of one another.
A few degrees rotation of the lens changed all that: A fierce duel was created, with the dragon on the left emerging as the dominant warrior.
A few degrees can make stone breathe fire.
This image was awarded a Top 20 commendation in the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter’s photography competition in 2005.