greek and roman art

A Night at the Museum

Today we swing by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for what I have titled "A Night at the Museum". It was getting late in the day on this visit and the crowds were thinning out, which is a great time to drift about and go where the people are not for some clear shots. I found myself alone and with tripod in hand (by permit) so I quickly setup and grabbed a few bracketed shots of the scene. This exhibit is part of the Greek and Roman Art gallery where there are all sorts of really interesting artifacts. One cannot help but marvel at what's on display when you consider the history surrounding this display.

Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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I felt that this image would make a fairly nice monochrome with all of the marble and stone work. Since this type of photography involves a wide range of gray tones some dodging and burning was required to keep the image from looking too drab with dingy gray color dominating the scene. One of my 2013 goals in to do more of this style of imagery so I am still feeling my way a bit. :-)

Below we have the color version of this 3-bracket shot (+2 to -2). This is the result of being processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2. The image above was converted from the one below.

Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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Should you ever find yourself in NYC with a day (8 hours) to spare, take a trip to The Met, you will be so happy that you did.

Thanks for clicking by. :-)

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Greek and Roman Art

Today we return to the Met in NYC where there are more than 25 galleries dedicated to Greek and Roman Art and architecture. Many of the items exhibited have been excavated from lands of old, some dating back to the 1st century AD. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a tremendously huge place and I certainly could not see all that I had intended in one visit, but surely look forward to a return trip in the near future. Below we have a look inside one of the rooms that displays a few sculptures and architectural elements that date back centuries. Simply stepping into these places gives one a sense of stepping back in time.

Greek and Roman Art - 1
Greek and Roman Art - 1

The image above shows recovered arches, columns and railings from ancient times. Makes you wonder about some of the activities surrounding these elements in times long past.

The conversion below was obtained using the Van Dyke Brown Coffee Dynamic filter in Topaz Labs' B&W Effects.

Greek and Roman Art - 1 - B&W
Greek and Roman Art - 1 - B&W

Moving to one of the corners of the room we see an artistic sculpture.

Greek and Roman Art - 2
Greek and Roman Art - 2

A B&W conversion.

Greek and Roman Art - 2 - B&W
Greek and Roman Art - 2 - B&W

Next we'll pull back and get a better look at the full wall.

Greek and Roman Art - 3
Greek and Roman Art - 3

And lastly, one more B&W conversion.

Greek and Roman Art - 3 - B&W
Greek and Roman Art - 3 - B&W

Until next time...  thanks for visiting! ;-)

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM