Craftsmen

by Jean-Michel Laurenti August. 07, 2017 915 views

One hour from Boston, there is a place allowing visitors to see what it was to live almost 2 centuries ago, with real houses from that period (1830), or people working or cooking with old clothes and tools: Old Sturbridge Village.

While the whole concept is globally fine, I found more interesting to spent time in the pottery or the blacksmith shop, looking at timeless gestures...

Old Sturbridge village, MA

Old Sturbridge village, MA

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- Kim - 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Great series!  I particularly love your cover photos/Picture
#3 as well, with its lighting and composition.

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Heike 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Great work ! I'm fascinated by the lighting of #5.

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Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Heike 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Heike ! That one was a bit tricky as always when you have to deal with a high contrast. As I wanted to keep details on the snow (nothing worse that burned white areas), but also avoid to have completely dark areas below the desk, I took a spot measure on the snow, then overexpose +3EV to make it white (*) but still with some details Then took another spot measure on the bright areas of the desk, and check that it was 1 to 2 EV below the previous measure. This way, thanks to the high dynamic range of the camera, I knew I would also have details in the dark areas that will come up during post processing.
(*) For those who may not yet be aware, spot or central measure of the camera will transform white or black into medium grey (18.6%). Then, to have white or black or intermediate greys you over-under expose accordingly. It's the Zone System from Ansel Adams, with different values based on your camera sensor.

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Camellia 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Love #3, colors and the composition, perfect!

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Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Camellia 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind comment, if I had to keep only one, it's also the one I would choose, for the very same reasons !

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Antonio Gil 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Amazing work my friend

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Antonio, you're motivating me to work harder ! :-)
Thanks !

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