Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weightless


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These are lifesize fibreglass replicas of dolphins, porpoises and Orcas hanging in the British Museum (Natural History), in London. The sculptures are wonderfully realistic and when viewed from an angle that minimises their suspension it seems that living creatures are drifting overhead. From this perspective they do indeed seem weightless, and the dizzying effect of the image is its strength. The lighting was once again in the cracks for my filmspeed, but this is a solid shot. As an interior with fair lighting, flash would have been ineffective, especially given the distance to the subject matter. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. December, 2006. Image by Mike.

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