This is one of my favorite statues to photograph in our backyard. He is weathered and soulful in the midst of our gardens. I love to play with blurring the background and shortening the depth of field to only the main object.
Saint Francis is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment, and is one of the two patron saints of Italy. He is also known for his love of the Eucharist, his sorrow during the Stations of the Cross, and for the creation of the Christmas creche or nativity scene. Very appropriate as Christmas approaches.