Last weekend Marcella and I went to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. We had never been there before, but we read they had an exhibition of Rembrandt that was there only until the end of the month, and we thought we should see it before it departed. Plus, we usually enjoy going to museums and galleries.
The Rembrandt exhibition was good, although crowded. Truthfully, I think I enjoyed wandering at our leisure through the permanent collection where we could linger over whatever caught our eye and simply discover something unexpected.
I did take a number of pictures, both with my DSLR and with my iPhone. You can see some of the iPhone ones by clicking over to my mobile blog. You will have to scroll around, as they are mixed in with others that aren’t at the museum, and I still have some on my iPhone I haven’t edited yet that could still get posted. In other words, it’s a jumble of pictures from different times and moods.
This photo I took inside the East Gallery. It’s a little different for me, primarily because it has people in it. But I liked the mixture of living human beings and the painted portraits on display.
I took this at iso 1600, which explains why it’s a little noisy. I think I’m discovering that’s about the highest iso I want to shoot at in ordinary circumstances. Beyond that and the noise definitely becomes more prominent. Aperture was f8 and shutter was 1/10 of a second hand-held. Which also will explain why it isn’t the sharpest picture in the book. Nonetheless I sort of like this one because I feel like it tells a little story, and sometimes that is more important than the technical aspects of the photo.
I took a number of other photographs, and I’m still working through what is what and how I want to edit and present them. I hate that I took these a week ago, and I’ve still barely had time to go through them, and do little more than tag and categorize them. But stay tuned, I do intend to post some more photos from this outing.
What do you think about this picture?