Thursday 13 November 2008

The secret is in the detail - # 08/266

Many of you enjoyed yesterday's insight. Here's a detail. Imagine the brownish shreds to be pink and if you enlarge the photo you will get a taste of the intense blue of the original. Amazing! Brilliant blue and pink. This shot used the macro setting on the versatile and highly capable Olympus C7070 wz.

You also enjoyed the appearance of yesterday's photo. Once again, it's a matter of detail. You need a tripod. By paying very careful attention to the siting of the camera and choosing the right metering you can do it. I chose a low ISO, an aperture of f8.0 (for good detail and depth of field), and used centre-weighted metering to make the best of the wonderful lighting effect. A few test shots, a little experimentation as to the points from which the light is metered and an appreciation of how your camera works will guarantee a happy outcome. It's in the detail rather than in the equipment. That shot was done on the Olympus E3 using the 14-35mm f2.0 lens which delivers a beautiful result thanks to the way it handles the available light.


  1. This is a good picture! I also enjoyed the previous one!

    My apologies for the long absence!

    Do have a wonderful weekend!



  2. What an interesting shot. I envy you working in such a delightful place with such lovely things to preserve.

  3. Stunning detail here. I always enjoy your "tutorials". we can all learn so much from you. I look forward to more photos of this project.

  4. Hi Roon! Sorry for the long delay in coming here, but the last two weeks were too hectic!
    Finally I managed to get to your blog, and see some wonderful pictures! Loved the detail, and the expresssionism... As well as the fabulous typical grey sky on Richmond Bridge...
    Meanwhile Blogtrotter is back to Greece in November 2007! Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

  5. It must be a tough job to restore this one! It seems however definitely to be worth the effort!

  6. Sublime! The work to restore this will be enormous. Now one understands why the box was needed. A beautiful tapestry, such rich colours, made with such delicacy. And a truly beautiful photograph of it - every detail sharp as a tack.