Saturday, May 06, 2006

On the table

On the table
Originally uploaded by pradeep jeganathan.
Gallery Cafe, Colombo, waiting for lunch.

I took this photograph, on an assignment for a magazine. I thought this was the best one of the lot, but they didn't pick it -- perhaps because they were after the food shots :)

A few months, after I posted it here, Manshark, who is a very readable blogger, who also meta-bloggs on Kottu, wrote a carefully detailed and very sensitive reading of this photograph.

I really liked it.


childof25 said...

How did you get the background black? Did you shoot wide open? I have trouble getting low light pictures sharp like this without a tripod..

pradeep-jeganathan said...

there was a beam of light, right on that spot. At 800 iso, my shutter speed was 1/160 -- check the EXIF data on the flickr image, for more.
The blackground is also an effect of the spot light, since it makes all else comparatively dark.

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