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This is my last canter around this arena ...

The initial premise behind the 3 shots (including this one) that I have uploaded was to try and recreate the sublime delicacy of a painting I saw recently at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum and photographed (Woman at her Toilet, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1655 - 1660) which just bowled me over with its restrained intimacy ..

My Original idea was ... uploaded here .. Ok but could've been better ..

Having taken an number of shots trying to capture the intention of the painting I gave free rein to my missus EE and we got (in my opinion) more expressive shots .. this is the first and the current is the second 'free' variation.

My particular problem was trying to capture that very particular 'gloom lighting' that is quite consistent with the old master paintings - it's somehow not 'gloomy' but of course reflects the light available at the time. I have tended in others to be less than 'bold' - I am hoping this is more approximate!

As mentioned before the light in these shots is mono directional all from the left - no reflectors - it is a set in my studio.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Feb 2014 - 7:20 PM
Focal Length:47mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Was it worth it ....
Username:davidbailie davidbailie
Uploaded:12 Feb 2014 - 5:52 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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tonyguitar
12 Feb 2014 - 6:22 PM

Quiet reflections of a mature woman. As good as any classic painting. You have won a victory in this excellent work. TG

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12 Feb 2014 - 6:58 PM


Quote: Quiet reflections of a mature woman. As good as any classic painting. You have won a victory in this excellent work. TG

Yes, I agree.

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peekay2001
13 Feb 2014 - 12:25 AM

very fine..

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davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 4:41 PM

Thanks folk for the comments - appreciated

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