Monday, July 23, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #39 07.24.12

I apologize to those of you were looking for Tones on Tuesday last week, I had some problems with Blogger. I got most of them worked out. Thank you for coming back again and linking up this week! Now on with the showcases...

Nita at Nita's Photography
I love the drama of the lighting in this edit. The magic nature of the sky is simply stunning! Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo with us Nita!

Mock-Turtle at Jack's Paper Moon
I LOVE the color scheme of this photo! From the backdrop to the floor to the clothing on handsome Jack, it all goes together so well. And his eyes just pop! Thank you for sharing with us!

What a cutie! The close up, along with the dramatic black and white makes for a beautiful photo.  Thank you for sharing with us Tara!

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I spent yesterday at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. I used to go there all the time when I was younger on school field trips and with my family. Now I go on free educator days and with kids I know. One of the best things about the PSC is that they have a big exhibit that changes on a regular basis and is usually fabulous! The last one I went to was of tons of things from the Harry Potter movies. This time it was relics from King Tut's tomb. I love going to museums and learning about history. I always walk away knowing more and having a greater appreciation for the past as well as the present. What struck me about this exhibit was the beauty of the cravings and artifacts. I can't imagine the time and energy it took to make one of them, let alone the thousands found in King Tut's tomb. The lighting was dramatic and beautiful and made for some amazing, yet difficult shooting due to the low light. The photo below is the topper of a canopic jar that held one of the organs after the mummification process. This photo required very little editing and I love how the beauty seems to shine through. 

Settings: ISO 400, 48mm, ss1/30, f/5.6
"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." - Aldous Huxley

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  1. A fascinating civilisation indeed, I also love museums and learning outings.

    Have a great day. :)

  2. You're right that lighting is stunning! Wow!

  3. Wow, what a beautiful piece, it almost glows! :)

  4. That's a great photo, Emily. Love the black background, really sets the mood.

  5. Fun picks! We recently went to a museum and the lighting was terrible everywhere I turned. This shot is beautiful.


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