This statue sits atop an old monument in one of New Orleans’ equally old cemetaries. Sentinel appears to be watching, allowing only those that pass the test to pass.
To me it invokes an almost fearful emotion, one of darkness rather than the light this angel would normally represent.
Shot with a Nikon D60 and an 18-55mm Nikon lens.
Bracketed and processed in Photomatix Pro and edited for the end result in CS5.