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Figures in Museum

May 6, 2011 10:00 am HKT Leave a comment Go to comments

20110506 Figures in Museum - 1&2

“He” was photographed in a museum showing Hong Kong’s history dating back to the late Ching Dynasty (Photo 1). “He” was obviously not a real man, but really looks like one in this kind of lighting. This “man” is holding a book and reading the contents out loud to his student. This was the traditional teaching method of Chinese teachers in the older days, when students memorized all the stuff in their textbooks and took part in public exams for entry into government offices.

20110506 Figures in Museum - 1

20110506 Figures in Museum - 2

Shown in Photos 2 and 3 are officers in the Ching Dynasty. Their looks were so solemn that it really freaked out some children. And Chinese people were particularly skinny in those days, maybe due to their poorer lives, bad nutrition, or whatever that led to the weird look shown here (Photo 3). Since flashes are not allowed in museums, I could only use ambient light in this venue, but the lighting is way too good, and it highlighted the spirit of these people who happened to live in a period that marked the major turning point of world history.

20110506 Figures in Museum - 3

Equipment Setup

Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
Camera Canon EOS 5D 1 1 1
Lens EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM 1 1 1
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