Excellent way to show off this mask, Niek. Looks as though it's being displayed in a museum. There appears to be some kind of dried vegetable matter in the hotspot on top? I wonder if you put that there for effect. It helps give texture to the light, though, to be extremely picky, maybe those fibers should be more in focus? But no complaints. It's a dramatic shot. Thanks for the good info on the Maya -- a fascinating culture. (Don't know if you've been back to Playa in the past few years, but it's changed beyond recognition.) Best, Hugh
- evgenia (1255)
- [2006-12-07 13:47]
I also take something with me back when I travel to another place. That is a nice idea to present your memories.
I like the way the light illumintaes the forehead, and as if the chin blends with the support below. Good choice of the thin white line in the frame.
- cclaudiu (0)
- [2006-12-07 16:28]
- SkyF (6138)
- [2006-12-07 19:19]
great still life with a excellent control of the light. Very well composed and so perfectly captured.
- wenqing (11873)
- [2006-12-08 11:10]
very nice light and details here Niek :)
very interesting colors created
excellent work :)
- wkshelton (8594)
- [2006-12-08 11:35]
I like excllent colors the dark photo works very well, details very crisp, excllent composed and capture photo excllent work,
- ScottHale (136)
- [2006-12-09 9:31]
Interesting theme here. I like the moodiness of this image. The photo is just light enough to still see the mouth opening but dark enough to fade to total black at the bottom with one great specular highlight at the top,I like that! I know it takes alot of skill to capture this without screwing it up. Very well done.
- hester (9994)
- [2006-12-10 13:20]
I thoght this was a museum piece! this looks wonderful. The museum effect is caused by the nice lighting and dark BG. Excellent object and great note.
thanks for the mention :)
- John_F_Kennedy (9935)
- [2006-12-11 2:51]
Impressing picture. Great details and close-close-up
- pablominto (27208)
- [2006-12-14 8:36]
Well done on this still life!
I like the arrangement and the special setup, good lighting too...
Interesting piece, the colours and textures are niecly reproduced!
- j-folio (2290)
- [2006-12-16 13:13]
Love the light here. It gives great depth to the mask. All the darkness also helps create a great mood. Nice detailed note too.