VENICES FIRST RENAISSANCE PAINTING
It was July 3rd, 2007, Venice. Later that day the Crystal Serenity would sail out for Dubrovnik. A Venetian guide who had boarded the ship mentioned to me that restoration had just been completed on the painting Madonna and Child by the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini. She also explained that the work, adorning a wall in a church, was recognized as Venices first Renaissance painting. I rushed over to the church, but found the doors locked understandable, I thought, it was lunchtime. I waited around for a few minutes, camera bag, tripod all in the ready. Suddenly a team of 3-4 professional photographers arrived at the door with their camera gear. The door of the church was promptly opened, and the caretaker escorted them into the church. I too was allowed to enter by the caretaker, who thought that I was a member of the camera crew. I had nothing to do with the group, but I did have serious looking camera equipment hanging from my shoulders.
Right after the professionals set up their lights, and started doing light tests, I pulled out my camera and quickly shot half a dozen photos using their lighting camera held horizontally, camera held vertically... until someone turned me in as an impostor. For artistic composition purposes, the photographer on the ladder (left) is critical. But, it was also he who had betrayed me to the church caretaker who reacted with indignation unceremoniously escorting me out of the church.
I had been escorted out of a church before, when, five years ago, I took a photograph of the "Galileo Chandelier" in the Duomo in Pisa. Four-hundred years ago the great mathematician/astronomer had been attending mass in the church when an earthquake struck the area. Those wiser than Galileo (which meant everyone else in the Duomo) had run ouside. But Galileo, had remained in his pew, and timed the period of the chandelier oscillating back and forth. He had used his own pulse as a stopwatch. (You have to be unusually cool to do that!) This ignited his interest in physics and mathematics. And of course many years later he got in deep trouble with the Inquisition, when he argued that the earth was a planet, and like the others, it orbited the sun. Thus a better man than I had been unceremoniously evicted from a church before. The moral of the story for me in that instance: don't take a photograph with a flash during mass!
Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) was the best known of the Bellini Family of painters. He was the brother of another famous Venetian painter, Gentile Bellini; the brother-in-law of Andréa Mantegna; and the teacher of the man who would become the greatest Venetian painter, Titian.
Nikon D-70, tripod, no filter. I could not control the light, and the face and right arm of the photographer in front is seriously overexposed with a light pointing directly at him.
Warm regards to all of my TE friends, especially to the Italians among them.
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PJE (20756) 2007-11-14 19:07
Bulent you brilliant sneaky guy you! Wonderful results so very well worth being escorted out with too. The lighting they used looks so natural. I am glad you captured this photo in sneak mode. Excellent results indeed!
Polonaise (5796) 2007-11-14 19:17
In these awkward situation - you've done what you could do at your best, Bulent.
And... You really worked hard to deserve the honor to be kicked out by the jalous photog...
Sure - the photo lacks technicality, but you know what, pal...?
Quite possibly - it gained in its merrits, in its documentary value...
And that's what really counts...
To represent certain value...
It was decisive moment and the photographer was there...
Glory then to photographer...!!!
avene (12671) 2007-11-14 19:21
love the story and love the shot :) especially that you seem to have captured exactly the moment when the realisation that you're not part of the team had dawned on the man standing on the ladder :) I like how because of the light the painting stands out and how that creates a nice contrast between calm expressions of the figures in the painting and busy photopgraphers. and I don't mind overexposed areas, not at all.
thanks for sharing a great story :)
siolaw (37568) 2007-11-14 23:27
A good opportunity well taken advantage of! Nice low POV to give an interesting angle, difficult light well managed and also good colors and sharpness.
Interesting note as well
snunney (67292) 2007-11-15 0:39
You made very good use of your 'sneak preview'. The painting is well captured but so is the surrounding ambient atmosphere and the photographic team. I like especially the photographer in half light looking down with suspicion from his platform. Thanks for sharing.
horatiuTT (4568) 2007-11-15 0:47
fantastique shot in a great moment.
Very good capture of this paint.
You were the right guy in the right place.
dorte_s_t (2287) 2007-11-15 1:02
Hi Bulent .
The painting is ,of course, excellent , no doubt about that , but your story and humor makes this posting absolutely outstanding ;o)
mursaloglu (8047) 2007-11-15 1:56
Sevgili Bülent bey
Uzun zamandır is gezilerimde oldugumdan bana yazdiginiz eleştiriler icin cok teşekkürler. Harika bir görünüm yakalamissiniz. Özellikle freskin detaylari ve o anda orada bulunmaniz harika bir secim. Tebrikler ihsan
jasmis (57596) 2007-11-15 2:41
Interesting story and impressive photo. Smart composition in excellent light.
meltemi (9782) 2007-11-15 4:19
what a marvellous painting. Very good picture, with vivid colours and excellent lighting in this difficult capture. Very beautiful quality of image. The details are rich and the sharpness great. Beautiful performance. Your note is very informative and humorous.
wolf38 (28166) 2007-11-15 4:45
Hello Bulent. A beautiful and snapshot worth seeing from the world of the photography. The motive is seen outstanding and photographically realized. Really exemplary, - also the text. Best regards, Wolfgang.
ALIRIZA (16419) 2007-11-15 6:44
Merhaba Bülent Abi,
Bazen keyifli oluyor çalışanları çekmek, özellikle de fotoğrafçıları. Çok hoş bir ışık, harika renkler ve güzel bir kompozisyon. Ellerinize sağlık...
Selam ve saygılarımla...
CatherineD (4864) 2007-11-15 7:25
What a nice story! I am amazed by your audacious attitude. I like the composition of your photo, with the well balanced light on the Virgin and the threatened photographer in the shadow. Thanks to share this great situation.
Cormac (26545) 2007-11-15 8:14
I like this shot very much, first of all because of the beautiful painting, but secondly because of the photographers grouped around it, one of them looking down at you, probably just before you were removed. Great story too, in fact, the best note that I've read on TE for a long time. It makes my fence jumping story look amateur by comparison! Superb work all around!
erel (11878) 2007-11-15 8:15
Çok hoş bir kompozisyon mekan, ışık ve renkler çok güzel. tebrikler. EREL
partha (13775) 2007-11-15 9:00
I like the light and shadow effect, the candidness, the angle of view.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-11-15 9:09
Hello, Bulent -
Another great picture, and a great story to go with it! I like the composition with the deep shadows and the pillar behind the main photographer, and also the stances of the other people in the shot. (I am a little surprised that the Church allowed such strong lights to be used on their just-restored painting, though.)
I think the overexposure in the guy's arm and face is salvageable, and I even though to try a WS. Unfortunately, there is not enough information in this image to pull out, but if you went back to the original, you might find enough to work with. (I have even been known to clone material from another photo to correct really bad burnout.)
Dpbours (222) 2007-11-15 9:13
A great note and I do see what you are saying about your fellow (professional) photographer.
Here in Eindhoven there currently is a light-art festival in town, which gives some wonderful opportunities to do some nice night photography. The serious amateurs are all very open and it's nice to have discussions with other photographers around. But the pro's walking around have an arrogance that makes their photographs unattractive before they even have shot them... So I do understand your story!
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-11-15 9:20
Hello Bulent,a very interesting story to go with your shot.I think the fact that one of the photographers is looking at you, really sets the mood.
The lighting is excellent, and considering the conditions,[and maybe some nervousness on your part?]I think that you did an excellent job.
The colours and sharpness are great.
Thanks for the very informative notes.
carper (96) 2007-11-15 9:45
Well my friend,
I like the whole idea behind the shot,
the shot is A RENAISSANCE MASTER, the pov is nice, I like the high and the low light in the composition and I think it is a very orginal picture, good photojob Bulent, with my compliments.
have a nice evening, or night or day....
sanita (81) 2007-11-15 9:51
Hallo again Bulent, and thanks for a wonderful clear picture, I had the privilege of seeing this picture in not such a good light, 27 years ago. Even then, scaffolding was standing everywhere in the church and not many people were aloud in, as I said I was among the privilege. I appreciate the fact that you always give so much detail to your pictures, as I think most of the TE members do.
bombilla (3404) 2007-11-15 10:31
What's so fantastic about this photo, for me (and I don't know if anyone else has commented on this) is how the technicians are all standing around the painting the very way that the faithful stand around the Virgin or Jesus in the Renaissance paintings themselves -- the one man looking in your direction while the others are busy with their ministrations, as we often see in paintings from this period. And the shadows and bright light emphasize that recapitulation. Even your story has a kind of Renaissance intrigue to it, with you as an "imposter" who is "betrayed" by another photographer. Again, I say, fantastic. -Hugh
jrj (34841) 2007-11-15 11:45
Creative and original Bulent. I think: A delightful moment to experience. Good work
jonathan_hart (21268) 2007-11-15 12:20
the note helps to understand the scene, exposure used was the best compromise, good result and interesting story
noborders (1010) 2007-11-15 13:15
Your photo itself is a masterpiece ! The light, the "chiaroscuro", the photographers being taken in photo... Just perfect, congratulations !
I'll add this to my theme,
papagolf21 (76515) 2007-11-15 14:35
Bonsoir, mon bon ami Bulent,
Quel oeil sévère vous regarde ! Et alors, ce photographe bénéficie d'un matériel particulièrement perfectionné pour obtenir un bon cliché. J'aime cette situation et je salue le photographe pour avoir pu obtenir un si bon résultat !
Superbe pour l'ensemble !
gunbud (34052) 2007-11-15 21:19
I can see you were found out right after you clicked this one from the look your getting from the man in the yellow shirt. Well your dedication to Trek Earth payed off with this beautiful shot of the famous painting. TFS
Hendrika (655) 2007-11-15 23:26
Hi Bulent, What a priceless moment. I can just see it happening - must have been quite exciting. Having a tripod immediately makes you look more professional!
Of course you can not control the light, but it has to be this way because so you can "feel" what is going on, much better then with totally balanced light.
TFS your lovely work.
Have a nice weekend,
ChrisJ (86854) 2007-11-16 1:22
Hope they were quick, as those quartz halogen liamps are intense, & could damage the paintings, if left on for hours. Good sharpness, & a superb photodocumentary shot, of the photographers at work in Venice. Tfs!
tober (8748) 2007-11-16 2:20
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
Çok farklı ve sıradışı bir kapalı mekân fotoğrafı olmuş. Sabırla yazmış olduğunuz ayrıntılı notla birlikte gerçek bir belgesel niteliğinde. Tıpkı diğer fotoğraflarınız gibi.
Lizbon'dan saygı ve selamlar,
jhm (122410) 2007-11-16 3:10
You show us a wonderful picture, with a scene with other photographers.
Completely concentration on the painting, this is splendid, also the light and sharpness are of high quality.
Your note be again a encyclopedia, I learn again something of you. Thanks for sharing.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-11-16 8:23
Çok güzel detaylar ve keyifli bir anın paylaşımı.Renkler,ışık son derece hoş.
Graal (88852) 2007-11-16 8:26
an interesting reportage, fine caught scene. Unusual interior. Good informations. Well done photo.
AROBN54 (11067) 2007-11-16 15:27
Warm greetings, Bulent!
a most entertaining and interesting note to accompany this lovely photo. The colors are beautiful and I like the scene with the photgraphers grouped around that masterpiece of art. I am sure you were not happy to have had that strong light on the middle photographer. Being a perfectionist myself, I can fully sympathize. I have done a small workshop to see if I could alleviate it any. I hope you are not offended. Many thanks and fond regards,
lisadang (504) 2007-11-16 18:46
Hi Bulent. Beautiful lighting ,wonderful capture.
rigoletto (30462) 2007-11-16 22:56
Merhaba Dear Professor,
What an original and splendidly "stolen" shot!
Worth all your being kicked out, you had a very interesting candid moment of that restoration crew. Besides the centuries old beauty of "Madonna and the Child", the threatening gaze of the ladder man makes the photo imho. Very good :)
salvator (19102) 2007-11-17 1:30
Hello Bulent Bey,
Wonderfully composed with superb geometry. The infinite lines and geometry you brought out with your pov is absolutely superb. The use of the available light and the colors off course are wonderful.
Best personal regards. Salvator.
JCG (35129) 2007-11-17 2:44
Still an instructive note on this photograph which I read with interest. I like much this photograph in the intimacy as of these impassioned and the play of the lights which emphasizes the principal subject this splendid painting of Giovanni Bellini. A restoration nicely emphasized, thank you Bülent.
With all my friendships and a good WE,
Merline (0) 2007-11-17 4:13
I feel you did a great job considering the difficulties and that photographer in the way:-) hope he is not from TE:-).
Like the point of view, very dynamic, we see a lot of this beautiful painting, thae colours come out very well...and I enjoy chiaro-scuro contrast. Super interesting note too.
ugur_yilmaz (26) 2007-11-17 4:23
Merhaba Bulent Bey, insanlarin duruslari cok guzel bir etki yaratmis. Çok güzel bir kompozüsyon ve doygun renkler ve kontrastla tamamlanmis.
isabela_sor (47265) 2007-11-17 4:27
Don't know what to admire first : the painting on wall,their work or your work!!I think each of them completes the other one and the whole image is a masterpiece
Have a nice weekend
stego (22556) 2007-11-17 5:53
The photo itself is great, for the compo, the light and, of course, for the beauty of the place and the painting. Then, there is the funny stories behind it. One is apparent on the image it self: there is an artist (photographer) that is about photographing another artist's (Bellini) work and in turn is photographed by another photographer (you, that happen to be a painter also). The other story, which you tell in your note, is equally interesting.
TFS, Regards, José.
Henryk_Bilor (20797) 2007-11-17 15:17
Hehe, I think it is almost always better to take a photo of photographers taking a photo, than taking only a theme we want to capture ;). Great scene with good light, but this isn`t depend on you ;). Nice colours of the painting. And lovely note :).
bostankorkulugu (40786) 2007-11-17 16:38
zor ışık koşullarında iyi bir iş çıkartmışsınız sevgili profesör... ortadaki adamın yüzü biraz fazla parlamış ama olsun, yine de çok hoş bir foto,elinize sağlık...
Angshu (51174) 2007-11-17 21:19
Hello Professor "A"
This is a masterpiece of a shot. I can understand that the exposure is very difficult considering the overall darkness except the part highlighted by the halogen light, but you've done a stellar job IMHO. It's a treat to see a masterpiece in this 'light' and my special thanks to you for your efforts.
With Warm Regards
Silvio1953 (98093) 2007-11-18 0:33
Hi Bulent, splendid light in this wonderful fresco of Bellini, beautiful composition with photographer in action, warm colors, fascinating alternance of dark and bright, very well done, have a nice sunday, ciao Silvio
jwmunro (286) 2007-11-18 10:34
Hello Bulent -
Way to go! Sometimes the only way to get image is to fake your status and go for it. I did the same at a balloon festival this summer by telling the parking attendant/flagman that I was a working photograph here to cover the event. I got the premier parking and a free entry to the event. Not knowing who he let in was the caretaker's problem, he just assumed. This is a very good image even with the distractions of the lights and assistants. It was fun while it lasted, right? Well done!
Thank you for sharing.
Olympos (1037) 2007-11-18 12:30
Hello dear Bulent,
I could place this photo to Decisive Moment category, since IMHO this the critical point; the action of the professional photographers team, which has been captured by you in an excellent way. Even your "nemesis" (as you wrote to noborders colleague), the man on the left, has been immortalized in your photo properly. The whole photo is a superb one, colors and sharpness, shadows and highlights. The amazing thing to this photo is that Bellini's masterpiece gets out of the surrounding shade and dominates the scene full of light. Someone could also perceive an inherent comparison between Bellini's art (the masterpiece) and photographers' art (photographing the masterpiece), obviously we have a clear result!
Warmest regards my friend,
P.S. Although there are some burnt highlights (face of light metering guy), I prefer to see the photo that way instead of altering this part of the image as has been done in AROBN54's workshop
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-11-18 23:33
Good POV ... nice capture of professionals at work. Actually, just using their lighting creates a dramatic effect ... I like the extreme contrast. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs
evanrizo (456) 2007-11-19 9:59
Hi Bulent, you used the light it was there and all the lightness it comes here works ideal.
Especial the details from the painting come fantastic.
Have a nice week.
I will be back...
KemaLMerT (12012) 2007-11-19 16:58
sanat içinde sanat..
Herşeyi ile çok başarılı bir kare.
sothy81 (9526) 2007-11-19 17:49
You got really good light here. The colors are great and I like things going on there in making photographs.
cak (4799) 2007-11-19 18:51
ışık ortada .hepsi bir sahnede
nirvana73 (0) 2007-11-19 23:13
çok güzel bir resim öncelikle
(resim diyorum başka özel bir ismi var mı bilmiyorum)
Resimdeki kişiler ve resmin dışındaki kişiler bir arada
bu çok enteresan
orada çalışanlar tamamen resim üzerindeki ışığı ayarladıklarından
kendilerini pek düşünmemişler
oonun için ortadaki adamda sizin de dediğiniz gibi bir ışık patlaması olmuş,ama bu rahatsız edici değil
zor bir mekanda güzel bir kare ortaya çıkmış
paylaşım için teşekkürler
selam ve sevgilerimle
keribar (43841) 2007-11-19 23:16
you are today's winner for me. The picture of the day !
A appreciate every detail here, the composition first, the white light, the silhouettes, the carved columns, the way he looks in the dark, the colors, and the medieval painting. Let alone your comments which are right out of an encylopedia.
Excellent work particularly for a sneak picture. - Izzet
leo61 (0) 2007-11-19 23:45
Thanks to these professionals you had great light.Good low POV and a nice perspective and I like the fact that one teammember is looking into your direction.
faubry (35335) 2007-11-20 1:41
hello Bulent, superb photo, like a reportage, i like this light game, wonderful work and result;. soon
John_F_Kennedy (41368) 2007-11-20 3:13
Wonderful shot. Great colours and light in this picture. Good composition too.
delic (6735) 2007-11-20 9:09
Well, that one on the ladder with a mean look at you is the only issue I could find with this image. Then I read your note which said he was the Judas that had you escorted out. No wonder. I have had my share of reprimands for the same reason. Excellent exposure control. Regards,
toto (0) 2007-11-20 13:10
Belle photo de ces gens en plein travail, bonne prise, bon éclairage, vous avez su profiter de leur éclairage pour faire votre photo.Cette restauration est très jolie et vous avez bien su la restituer vous même.Que d' artiste au m2 ce jours la. Jolies coleurs et grande netteté ce qui laisse bien admirrer une foule de détails superbes.
LamCam (3603) 2007-11-20 14:03
A great piece of undercover work! I enjoyed your story very much.
It was fortunate that the clothes of the photographers blended well with the colours of the beautiful painting with no jarring patterns - the dark red T shirt is perfect.
I also like the sinister effect of the man looking down at you.
With 60 critiques already posted I don't think I can add anything new. Thank you for this terrific image.
Best wishes Maggie
kibele66 (3087) 2007-11-20 14:16
Maybe the reason of such an indignation was that they realised your photos are going to be more successful and better than theirs even you`re a poacher :))
The most interesting Renaissance painting photo I`ve ever seen and the story of shooting is like a bestseller fiction.
Very good light and POV.
best wishes, selamlar
sayan (2617) 2007-11-20 22:25
Hello Prof Atalay,
this is indeed a wonderful work. You have beautifully documented the documentarians! The colors are beautiful. Your low pov is extremely helpful in showing the masterpiece along with the photographers! Well composed and nicely framed,
setenay (7654) 2007-11-21 1:36
Bülent Bey Merhaba ,
Ne güzel şans ayağınıza gelmiş,sizin mükemmel çekiminiz ve ışığın varlığı ile freskin olanca güzelliği, çevre sütunların detayları diğer fotoğrafçıların çalışması ile harika kompozisyon olmuş. Elinize, çabanıza sağlık
Selam ve saygılarımla
PS.Değerli imzanızın olduğu bookmarkınızı şimdi aldım çok mutlu oldum sonsuz teşekkürlerimle,selamlar,
Bluejeans (64227) 2007-11-21 14:18
Ola Bulent ,
Que foto magnifica , gostei muito as sombras na parede como as cores ficaram vivas devido a luz , bom enquadramento da foto ,belo momento destes artistas, parabens!!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Emile (20348) 2007-11-21 20:58
Superb shot Bulent.
Very well captured with the help of the professional photographer's light. Very interesting and funny history.
Your POV is very good capturing not only the famous painting but also the team of men taking the same shot.
Very well done. TFS.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-11-22 1:13
Merhaba Bulent Bey,
Zor sartlarda harika bir is cikarmissiniz. Hem fotograf hem notunuz cok keyifli. Tebrikler.
leonorkuhn (16229) 2007-11-22 18:50
Excellent composition. Great angle of capture, lovely colors and good details. Very good management of light/shadow.
Well done, my friend
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-11-22 21:53
Bulent, this is quite a note and a fine photograph to go with it. It reads like a scene out of a movie, the only thing missing is the beautiful Italian professor, tho not old enough to be a student, that runs after you and brings you back in and ejects the others... Anyway a good shot of a great masterpiece.
riclopes (35567) 2007-11-23 0:46
Wow, Bulent, this is a fantastic capture in a beautiful Renaissance atmosphere. The light is gorgeous and the people are well spread around the image making a vivid scene. Yes, the face and arm are overexposed, but that's a small detail in this marvellous intimist take. Congratulations.
cessy (13647) 2007-11-23 2:46
hehehe... very nice story behind the scene, and nice scene captured.
You captured the details of the beautiful painting nicely, plus the light and the photographer, ..
thank you for sharing
kdialyna (3148) 2007-11-23 2:47
A photo from the photographer.
Excellent POV, great vivid colors, perfect timing.
Very impressive photo Bulent which makes you to feel that you are in the situation.
I like very much the Low POV you made the shot.
My warm regards
Docarmo (9639) 2007-11-23 6:35
Precious picture here!
You've done a great work, colours and DOF give the feeling as we were there. And what a beautiful painting!
Thanks for sharing,
alvaraalto (5473) 2007-11-23 14:37
This is a wonderful combination of this colourful renaissance art and the activities of these professional photographers. Due to the powerful lighting of their lights you took excellently the opportunity for making this picture.
And as always your picture is again supplied with a excellent educating info.
mesutilgim (67940) 2007-11-24 9:09
Selam sevgili Bülent !
Tek kelimeyle muhteşem bir kare ! Zaten yağmakta olan puanlar da bunun göstergesi.
Tek kare içinde, bu keyifli bakış açısı ile hem Bellini'nin bu güzel yapıtını hem de böyle bir resmi "adam gibi" çekmek için gerekli teknolojiyi de çok güzel velgelemişsin.
Ellerine sağlık, tebrikler
İyi bir hafta sonu, selam ve sevgilerimle
keda (1253) 2007-11-24 13:08
nice shot, I like the composition and the atmosphere...
pboehringer (770) 2007-11-24 20:04
Bulent, a real workshop photography as it is taken by archeologists and restaurators. I can feel the atmosphere of intensity and precision. Colors and contrast are perfect as well as your positioning taking into account all the important elements of the surroundings.
missninja (497) 2007-11-25 1:39
Nice shot, I like the idea! The light conditions are good, the light and shadow give the picture something special. And your note is very intersting - as always.
Standa (1877) 2007-11-25 4:52
this is a great story with happyend :)
This is very dynamic shot for me with excellent light in the wall - exactly to show Bellinis masterpiece. Busy composition squares with your story. I like it.
P.S. I am glad that you received the Czech version of your readable book. The English version did not come yet - I look forward to improve my English :)
MLINES (12516) 2007-11-27 13:20
Hi Bulent. I like this as it shows the current generation's interest and admiration of a former generations work. Good POV and colours. Note as alway most iluminatinting. TFS. Murray.
Tango7174 (0) 2007-11-28 7:39
Excellent story and note. Interesting photo as well. I would never think of photographing other photographers, certainly not while pretending being among their team!
Well done Bulent!
prumod (8300) 2007-11-30 8:07
hi dear bulent....
it's a marvellous shot... i like your pov and the exposure control very much... very dramatic shot with perfect depth.... great!
lancehannah (1307) 2007-11-30 12:48
You have played well with the light and the shadows. Due to the artificial lighting the colours of the painting are great. Nice job
meb (766) 2007-12-06 6:31
the painting is of course gorgeous, but what I liked the most was your story... very Italian ! Sometimes you have to be brave to obtain a good result. I figured all the scene, with the angry photographers and the church caretaker!... Well done!
But you did not revealed us the name of the Church... I want to go there and have a look!
My best regards
kmarscher (2887) 2007-12-08 15:43
Why not take advantage of the great pro lighting! And watching their technique is of course, so interesting, to us photographers.TFS.
mrcrow (3993) 2007-12-14 1:59
you have shown what every amateur photographer should know about light and photography
it has to be managed..one way or another...
light comes in three ways...quantity, quality and direction
all have to be successfully managed to give the professional look to a shot..
similarly in music..i am a musician..you can spend a lot on instruments and amplification and never get the 'studio' sound..unless you have a studio..
its wise to know our limits and be efficient within them.
an extremely informative note to go with this well exposed shot..photographically and methodoligically
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-12-16 12:43
This is a nice picture with this beautifull light you get. You also give a very interesting note.
adores (28196) 2008-01-13 11:52
After the other one eith the child, I couldn't miss this one. Quite unusual and very good. I guess it was a unique chance to photograph the painting but it was also a great experience, I believe :)!They got probably furious with you!You have done a good job in such conditions, I can't believe you even took a tripod with you:) That's what I call courage!
I like the composition, you captured a good moment and the painting is really magnificent!
Csilla (1782) 2008-01-27 20:15
Intersting photo of an unusual angle. That is very impressive the lights on this beautiful painting and the other photographer's figure in the foreground. I like your play with the lights. Beautiful photo, thanks.
giorgimer (34508) 2008-02-06 0:44
your knowledge about art is extraordinary and very interesting. Image has a great moment capture. I like the mix of human activity and imponence of the great art masterpiece, seeming indifferent to "little humans".
daddo (18517) 2008-03-24 21:27
Merhaba Bulent Bey. Wonderful tunnel of light that focuses on those superb colours and peaceful expressions.All around in the shadows are the current mortals, busy recording for posterity. And of course there is the interloper, hitherto unseen- but now recognized by the man on the left. Hence the importance of that regard to the story, but also to the composition as it draws us into the scene.Great shot Bulent, considering the precariousness of your presence. Selamlar. Klaudio.
tomescuc (3291) 2008-05-31 10:01
In shooting this photo shoot session, you added a dynamic and modern element to the masterwork on the wall. I also like the chiaroscuro-like effect you achieved here, it complements very well with the theme.
BWJ (3022) 2008-10-21 19:24
What an incredibly interesting note (really several notes in one) to accompany this fabulous original shot. You chose an excellent POV to take advantage of the light and capture the rich colors and details of the painting as well as the lovely detailing of the church. My compliments to you.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-05-11 13:36
YOU ARE VERY LUCKY PERSON "TREKING" AROUND THE WORLD DUE TO YOUR JOB AND ESPECIALLY SPEAKING AND DISCUSSING WITH HIGH INTELLECTUAL PEOPLE.
I AM ALSO "TREKING" AROUND GREECE MORE AND WORLD LESS DUE TO MY JOB BUT THE PEOPLE I MEET HAVE NOT SUCH CULTURE PROBLEMS ! EVERY DISCUSSION IS AROUND MONEY AND CRISIS ... MERCI.
ANYWAY I AM HAPPY THAT I HAVE A CULTURE VIRUS SO TO LOOK FOR SUCH ISSUES AND OF COURSE GOD HELPS MY WIFE WHO IS HISTORIAN-ARCHEOLOGIST SO OUR CONVERSATIONS ARE AROUND ART, ARTISTS etc, AND OF COURSE TREKEARTH THAT GIVES ME SUCH ICONS AFTER DIFFICULT DAYS.
EXCELLENT SHOT FROM THIS DECISIVE MOMENT.THE COLORS ARE FANTASTIC AND THE ANGLE FABULOUS. I WOULD LIKE TO PLACE YOUR SHOT IN MY THEME "IN MUSEUMS AND OUT OF THEM".
THANKS MY DEAR FOR SHARING
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (32858)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-03
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D-70, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): * more favorite photos (I), PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 18:45
- Favorites: 1 [view]