17th Century Harp

Welcome back! In today's post we have a look at an image taken in Fall 2011 at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the exhibits there displayed a tremendous amount of items dating to the 17th century. Many of the rooms were displayed just as they were during those times. Some were heavily ornamented, bordering on gaudy, while others were rather pleasing to the eye.

The shot below was captured through a doorway with a fisheye which produced a dream-like appearance of the room. But then there was a pesky lamp just inside the doorway which served to distract from the 17thy century harp that had grabbed my attention. After a very generous crop I ended up with this image.

17th Century Harp
17th Century Harp

Access to this room was partitioned off for obvious reasons, so photos had to be taken through the doorway and on trick angles. To the left of the frame is part of a table that survived the crop tool but the distracting lamps had to go.

In keeping with the time period I felt the need to go with a toned image, which seemed to generate a sense of yesteryear, not that I was there, mind you. :-)

17th Century Harp - B&W
17th Century Harp - B&W

Star effects added via Topaz Star Effects!

To close out the post here is a full view of the image in a traditional monotone. The aforementioned lamps were less distracting but nonetheless, took the eye away from the harp.

17th Century Dream - B&W
17th Century Dream - B&W

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