Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Chiaroscuro Christmas

A chiaroscuro christmas

At our fourth christmas celebration of 2010, today the 16th of January 2011, I saw these angels and the gnome sitting on the mantelpiece. The light was just gorgeous, and the scene in the mood I was trying to enter anyway.

I tried to shoot for HDR. But with long exposure, handheld camera and candle-lit motif, it just wasn't happening. Luckily an almost entirely untreated image becomes a dramatic chiaroscuro still life on the theme of christmas, and the winter holidays of light and longing for the end of the hard, cold winter.

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