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on May 31, 2011 in Photography

The Deep, Dark Challenge



With only the lighting on the exhibits available and with no way to move them, we (Kevin & I) worked the subjects. I wanted more then just a rust shot of some piece of equipment. I needed to show place, time and scale. Place was the easy of the three, equipment on rock says mine. Time is in a sense said with the rust and rust says old. So does the nature of the subjects, a rail car instantly says to some as being old. Scale, now that was the challenge. I wondered around and around the lit exhibits looking for other places in the particular shaft I was in that might be lit so you could see down into that shaft. While I did find some, the problem is they are so small that by the time I created the thumbnail for the blog, they disappear. I could have shot down there just like I was doing, handholding, using available light, for days but didn’t have days so made the best of it moving fast.

Photos captured by D3x, 24f1.4AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film