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Great EstudioChispa 2013-11-21 14:20

Despite your keen eye and your obvious dedication to getting the shot, what I see here is a fine job of dodging on the figure while leaving the background dark. It works, and it works wonderfully, and only a devoted student (which I try to be) would ask himself once, twice, three times, "But from WHERE comes the light on the statue?" I do not see it on the columns in the background, and it seems absent from the plinth. What am I missing?

For my assignment, I think I will try some predawn work and try lighting the statuary with a speed light. I'll try it many ways, of course, but this foto is (yet another!) inspiration.

Best regards,

Austin, Texas

Old 11-21-2013, 10:44 PM
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Default To EstudioChispa: light on the statue

Hi Russ,

Please take it easy

It is not a light or a dodging issue, it is the color of the marble.
Virgin was a light color marble, while the tomb at the background was made of a dark one.

And a bit of contrast, voila!

All the best,


ps: for the previous one, i only used neatimage to clean the noise. the marble was already smooth as wax, so neatimage made it look more real.
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