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Archive for October, 2012

Black Swan

Cary Photographic Artists hosts an Annual Open Juried Exhibition each October.  Submitted work was judged yesterday and the results announced tonight.  This photograph was awarded first prize.


The Border of Neverland.

Wendy weighs the future.  From a Senior Portrait Session


School of Titian

Researching an idea on how to make this young lady’s Senior Portrait,  I found a 1546 painting attributed to the School of Titian.  The portrait of Vittoria Farnese of Rome, later the Duches of Urbino, depicts a Roman lady with the golden veil and black dress of nobility.   As in the mid 1500’s, the only light used to create this portrait came from a window.  A photograph of the painting, currently in the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, is here.


A Modern Ms. Bennet

 Jane Austen completed “Pride and Prejudice” in 1812.  Last Sunday, I made this portrait of a modern devotee.  The Raulston Arboretum served as Derbyshire.  The light was very much the same.