Sunday, December 7, 2008

Seated Buddha - St. Louis Art Museum

My first picture of this Buddha dates back to 1971.  At the time is was behind glass and I shot Kokak Ektachrome 160T on a Nikon F.  Today, I revisit the subject with a Nikon D700, ISO 1600, 50mm f/1.8, f/2.0 @ 1/500s, WB tungsten, 14-bit RAW.  I can say that this new shot has better color, more detail and is noise free compared to the Ektachrome grain.  I used Lightroom 2 to crop to 4x5, take the exposure down -0.76 and add gradient filter effect top and bottom.

1 comment:

BillyF said...

Thanks for sharing. I used to be an avid amateur street photographer in St.Louis. I'm always glad folks back there remember the arts. Like they say, the image itself will help our enlightenment.