Saturday, December 19, 2009

Week 34, Day 240, Mexican Nativity Scene

Back in the late 90's I was in Tijuana Mexico.  I was walking along the typical tourist area where there were all sorts of items for sale.  Most things did not interest me, but this Nativity Scene caught my eye. 

All of the figures of the Nativity set are made out of folded paper, paint, and some sort of glue.  They have held up very well with time.  I'm amazed at how with such course details causes the imagination to create much greater details.  I think a true artist created these.  It is my favorite of all the Nativity sets that I have seen. Please Click on the Image for a larger photo to see the details.

Lessons Learned:
  • I feel guilty of taking photos of art.  I feel that the artist has created the beauty, and not my camera.  I felt that way again today, but also felt that this was something that I wanted to show you.  I hope you will enjoy.
  • Memory Cards from cameras do not do well when they are washed with the laundry.  RIP 4 gigabyte memory card.
  • In the North East in the winter we have a lot of what I call gray days.  The skies are gray, but there is no snow.  I like to photograph outside when the skies are blue, or when the skies are very dark and raining and snowing.  The gray days are the days that I have the most difficult time finding things that are interesting to photograph.
Photo details: Exposure time 6 sec, Aperture f/5,0, ISO 100, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, tripod.


Nicki said...

Steve - this Nativity is beautiful!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

so atmospherically photographed too!

Mélanie said...

I like this nativity a lot. And you choose perfectly the lighting for this photograph

Andrew said...

Love the lighting, it's perfect for the photo.

And a tip for the gray days: try some macro work. It gives you almost perfect uniform lighting.

webruci said...

Hello my friend:)
Your last two pictures is fantastic.
I like how you use the light, it is soft and smouth... Perfect! and the thema is great!
I wish you a Happy Christmas week.