Black and White Photograph of the sculpture Sappho by William Wetmore Story (1819 - 1895). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Sappho

Art galleries and museums are often dimly lit places. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is no different, and working in the dark provides challenges and rewards. I came to Crystal Bridges hoping to be inspired, I was.

I wanted to capture the timelessness of the sculpture juxtaposed with the transient passage of the visitors, so I opted for a very long exposure. Angles were limited by where I could find a wall to brace against (tripods not permitted). This is a 3.2 second exposure. It took several shots to get ‘the one’ as I had no way to predict where people would go and what they would do while I was taking the picture.

‘Chimping’ the photo, I was so pleased with it, I knew I’d already got my ‘picture of the day’.

Here are a few of the ‘runners up’.

Black and White Photograph of the sculpture Sappho by William Wetmore Story (1819 - 1895). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

By the way, do I need to mention yet again how much I love my Fujifilm X-E2s camera?

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