"You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being it is possible to have real communication with the earth, which is the highest form of prayer." Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ROMAN HEAD AND GRAPES

                                      Roman Head with Grapes              ©Andy deBruyn

Here's a tabletop image I made this morning using some fruits and vegetables and a plaster Roman Head.

I took this with the Nikon D7000 on a tripod using the cable release. I removed the UV filter from the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens.

Shot at ISO 100 in manual mode, f3.5, 1/10th ss. This is mostly natural lighting using what is usually referred to as room tone. There is one small Arri Pepper 150W with a 1/2" snoot shooting from the right rear which was on a variac set to about 50 volts. I handheld a golden circular reflector over the set while tripping the shutter with the other hand.

BTW - I made the plaster roman head about 40 years ago while living in Verona, Italy. A sculptor friend showed me some basic modeling techniques with plaster and powdered paint in earth colors.

Tomorrow behind the scene shot.
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