Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D100
Date Time Original : 2004-10-30 19:35:17
Focal Length : 50/1
Exposure Time : 1/50
F Number : 1.8
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 75
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Ver.2.00
Published: Saturday 6th of November 2004 05:04:49 PM
Peter, Fortunatly, in France where I live, photography is still allowed without flash in big national museum like Louvre and Orsay (impressionnists). With digital technique, good lenses and breath self control, it's possible to reproduct nice paintings with quite good quality (poster 30X45cm). I so offered a "Renoir" to my mother and a "Van Gogh" to my mother in law !
Anything below 1/60 and I'm onto using a tripod, so in my humble opinion, you must have a steady hand, Eric. Well done from that point of view...
I'm still surprised that you've found a museum where they allow photography. Even here in Launceston, where I have worked as a volunteer staff member, at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (for 16 years), I haven't had any success in getting permission to take my camera into the museum.
Thank you Peter for your comment. No, I did'nt have any special permission. Photography without flash is allowed. I just use my 50mm (75mm in digital) at the allowed distance. No cropping. Camera just on hand !
And thank you for showing all this painting !
I've always been fascinated by this painter, but I find it even more interesting to discover an image showing this particular detail from his Battle of Carnival and Lent
You must either work at the Mus饠d'Art Ancien, or you must have had special permission to photograph this painting up close... I've had a bit of experience with photographing paintings over the last few years (TEFAF -Maastricht) and couldn't resist stopping for a comment. I can't dish out any numbers, though, as they would belong to Pieter himself.
For anyone interested, see if you can locate this detail in a larger view.
Thank you for rating and comment Detail of "Le combat de Carnaval et Car譥" by Pieter Bruegel le Jeune. Picture taken at 1/50 F1.8 1100 ISO, treated with Neat Image.