The Rubbing of the Guard
Today's image is titled The Rubbing of the Guard and was photographed by Will Ringland.
Presented in the style of a postcard -- one that could easily be sold at the Wisconsin state Capitol building -- this photo depicts a venerable piece of Wisconsin political lore and history. Ringland describes the image: "This badger stands outside the Governor's conference room, silently guarding the dwellers within. It's customary to rub the badger's nose before enter. Whether this is true for the state leaders, I'm unsure, but I really hope they do." He also indicated that he used "a slight lomo effect" in processing the image.
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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