Created in Toulouse, France circa 1475, depicted is Saint Margaret of Antioch. It is told that she was swallowed by the devil in guise of a dragon and she burst from inside him by the power of making the sign of the cross. Some super-powered Catholic stuff. She's actually standing on the dragon in this stone statue, but I chose to compose that out. I suppose the discord between her solemnity and the coarseness of the beast is the point, yet I like the spiritual rumination all on its own.
Photo Nerdery: I could probably go for a broader depth of field, but it's nice to keep the ISO down shooting wide open without much available light. I suppose with the newfangled crop of cameras (1DX/D800/5DmkIII), less is compromised by bumping the sensitivity. Call me old-fashioned, but I've operated with film-like parameters for long enough that it feels like cheating. [Canon 1DmkIII, 85L, 1/200, f/1.2, ISO 800]