E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon


Episcopal Staff

An Armenian Episcopal Staff, possibly dating from 17th century. According to the description, which I also photographed, it is made of gilt, silver gilt metal and diamonds.

This is another fabulous item that can be seen at the ~ Gulbenkian Foundation ~ in Lisbon.

This picture was taken hand-held, through protective glass.

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If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
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Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon


Episcopal Staff

An Armenian Episcopal Staff, possibly dating from 17th century. According to the description, which I also photographed, it is made of gilt, silver gilt metal and diamonds.

This is another fabulous item that can be seen at the ~ Gulbenkian Foundation ~ in Lisbon.

This picture was taken hand-held, through protective glass.

.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (15)

  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2007, 00:57
Beautiful piece of art - thank you for sharing it!
EJWilkins: ... and thanks for looking and commenting Jewlya smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2007, 01:25
Your crop is just awesome, Ellie, as is the coloring, DOF, and clarity, especially through protective glass. I remember how that was in your last photo like this. It's brochure material!
EJWilkins: Cor, thanks for your effusive comments Ginnie ... you can visit any time grin
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2007, 01:44
Looks like it would be very servicable for hooking sinners out of the black pit.
Beautiful image, too, Ellie.
EJWilkins: P'raps that's what it was for Ray wink
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2007, 06:53
Love the coloring in this shot. Brilliant shot
EJWilkins: That's how it came out, it was against a golden yellow background. Thanks Richa
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 25 Nov 2007, 09:42
This is a stunnig capture Ellie, I am impressed for I know how hard 'hand-held' can be when you are excited.
EJWilkins: So pleased you like it Astrid smile
Yes, hand-held so I was pleased how this turned out.
Very nice shot Ellie. I like the framing and the colours
EJWilkins: Thanks Richard smile
Nicely done, this is a masterpiece !
EJWilkins: You say the nicest things Zeb. wink
Well done Ellie - very hard to shoot this clearly thro glass - did you use a polarising filter?
EJWilkins: No, I didn't. For some peculiar reason I'd picked up my IR filter to take away with me, which wasn't a lot of use. This was almost straight from the camera, using the Oly 'kit' 14-42 lens, with a clear UV filter.
Thats a really good shot, especially considering it was taken through the glass and hand held (probably in low light)
EJWilkins: Thanks Nathan.
Yes, they are very tolerant about photographers at the Gulbenkian, but absolutely no flash allowed because of the potential damage to some of the more sensitive and delicate artefacts on display.
Fabulous Ellie. Not an easy thing to get a good picture ofthrough glass. Works so well with the background too. David.
EJWilkins: The Gulbenkian chose the background, I had nothing to do with it ... glad you think it looks good, because we did too. smile
  • Kay
  • on vacation
  • 25 Nov 2007, 16:52
Just gorgeous, Ellie! Good to see your pics again.
EJWilkins: That's really kind of you to say so Kay, thanks. smile
You have a very steady hand Ellie. What a beautiful object.
EJWilkins: Errm, not all the time, not all the pictures I took were a success. It's a case of 'take a deep breath, press the shutter carefully and hope ... '
It's a fabulous object, and there were so many there to look at, we were lucky. smile
  • Roland
  • France
  • 25 Nov 2007, 21:30
Great details, and original cpicture Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thank you Roland
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 25 Nov 2007, 22:13
Museum quality shot Ellie, well done. smile
EJWilkins: It's a good camera and a good lens. Couldn't ask for much more, could I?
Thanks Chris smile
Its a great object and a great shot of the object - especially considering the conditions under which it was taken - and hand held!! I'm afrain my shaakey old hands mean I invariably have to use a tripod and an infrared shutter release!!! Mike

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