Photographer's Note

A Virxe da Rocha (The Virgin of the Rock) is a huge sculpture (15m high) built on a mount at 100m above sea level. It was made by architect Antonio Palacios in the 1930s in granite (like the rocks on which it stands), though the face and hands were made in white marble by sculptor Ángel García. The crown is made of ceramics.
It represents Jesuschrist's mother (the Virgin Mary) as a protector of sailors, with a boat on one hand and blessing the sea with the other.
There's an interior round staircase (very narrow) to climb to the boat, which can hold 3 or 4 people and is a marvellous viewpoint of the ria and Baiona.
In the WS, a back view of the statue (where you can appreciate better the small holes which act as windows for the staircase) and a closer view of face and boat.
I was lucky to have a beautiful sky that day. The PP was done in PS. Note: the halo around the statue was there before the post-processing; I guess it was because it was backlit.
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