Joan Funk  

In the National Museum of the American Indian by Joan Funk

October 2021 - In the National Museum of the American Indian

October 2021 - Joan Funk


About the Image(s)

I was in Washington DC this summer and visited the National Museum of the American Indian, which told the story of the terrible mistreatment of the American Indians. It also displayed their wonderful accomplishments, including very creative art, as is hopefully seen in the image I show here.

I took the photo with my iPhone 12 mini, a very useful camera in a relatively dark place like a museum without a tripod. The iPhone camera chose the settings of 1/60 sec at f/1..6, ISO 160. In Lightroom Classic I cropped, increased shadows, texture, clarity, and contrast, and decreased highlights. Then I used the Transform tools to make Vertical and Horizontal corrections.

It's a mystery to me how the projector behind me could illuminate its pattern on the man and the wall, but not where the art is hanging.

1 comment posted

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
The geometric pattern is projected from behind and above as can be seen because of the mirroring of the pattern both horizontally and vertically and its displacement on the man. The pattern is masked at the pictures allowing them to be projected from the sides. One can see the masking of the pattern on back of the man and the absence of pictures. Maybe.

It is an attractive image of art with similar pallets, and the man looking at them adds interest. Post processing is subtle and effective.   Posted: 10/09/2021 19:57:03


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