Snow like Blood

I've photographed this statue of Christ in front of a small Catholic church in town a number of times. Each mini-shoot has been inadvertent. Yet each image turned into something worthwhile and different. 

In this case, I was simply interested in recording all the freshly fallen snow partially concealing the statue. The result? The first image makes Christ appear to be carrying the cross himself (Road to Calvary), even though this is a Crucifixion scene. The second--closeup of the pierced feet--transforms melting snow into dripping blood.