Friday, September 03, 2010

An Egyptian Family Photo

The family was found at Neues Museum, Berlin. Nefertiti was not available for portraiture.


This is my contribution to Dragonstar's The weekend in Black and White.

37 comments:

Anne said...

To koner? eller mor og datter?? ja hvem vet... uansett blir man utrolig fasinert for jøsses å min, ingen elektriske dupeditter å støtte seg på i den tiden de der var lagd, og da forstår man jo at det ikke er mekka på en ettermiddagsstund.

God helg, måtte sola henge over ditt hode. Klæm fra mæ.

Dagrun said...

Tenk at noen har laget noe så flott! Utrolig. Også må jeg si at lyset på utstillingen så veldig riktig ut (og gjorde bildet spennende, ikke minst).

En strålende helg til deg, Rune!!

Viola said...

Hei, dette var et meget vakkert bilde! Med dette ønsker jeg deg en god helg! :)

Gypsy Lala said...

Wonderful sculpture.

Capture life as I see it

Gry said...

Utrolig flott lys! Det gjorde seg virkelig godt i sv/hv-

God helg!

Carver said...

What a great work of art. I like the expressions on their faces. Great title for this.

imac said...

Neat shot my friend

Dimple said...

Perfect title for this picture! Photography is so much faster and easier than sculpting for getting such portraits made!

Lui said...

The Leader and his Wives. But they seem happy.;-)

Riet said...

This is beautiful, very special

Monicas hage og foto said...

Fascinerende:)

Lene said...

Oj, fantastisk! Og så sitter jeg her og synes synd på den lille hodeløse ;)

Det ble søren ingen bergenstur på oss i sommer, noen åpnet himmelens sluser da det hadde passet oss best ;) Kan du skjønne - regnvær i Bergen???

;)

Mama Zen said...

Beautifully done!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Det var en fin familie, utrolig kunstverk det der og et lekkert bilde av dem!

Jack said...

Black and white suits this spare, straight-on photograph. Nice job. And, thanks for visiting Hartford Daily Photo today.

jeff campbell said...

I really love sculpture photography...nice shot of a very cool subject..Peace

John`s Photography said...

Et flott stykke kunst du har fanget her Rune. Fin bruk av gråtoner i etterbehandlingen.

Nydia said...

Oh my gods, this is fantastic, Runee, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kisses from Nydia.

PS: Too bad Nefertiti couldn't be there too! ;)

John said...

A reminder of my Nile trip a few years back.

Ann said...

I am teaching my students Ancient Egypt. They like it when I tell them Anibus uses a hook and takes out the brains. I think this is the only thing they remember very well.

Qwave À la carte said...

C L A S S I C
N I C E B&W
Me Heart :)

Dragonstar said...

I really like the lighting on this family group.

JM said...

Great shot! Memories from the Cairo Museum have crossed my mind now.

Petra said...

It is a beautiful family portrait, Runee, and the black&white suits it perfectly. I wish I had such one, too! :-)

Paula said...

I like the soft imagery and it's too bad Nefertiti wasn't available.

michael said...

Too bad about Nefertiti, though this family is a great shot.

Petunia said...

Love it!!

john said...

the lighting accentuates the texture of the stone. Really nice.

Julie said...

This may not have looked so different in the original full colour, Rune. There is a gritty texture here that comes through so well to the viewer.

wayne-2zars-com said...

Sculpture is quite the theme this week. I really like the composition and the earthy feel of the sculpture. An excellent monochromatic portrait.

Irene said...

Stilig bilde ... og passer veldig godt i mono!

Dave said...

superb details and lighting.

Paulie said...

Look at those long toes and those skinny children! Is the second child without a head? Funny hair on the women. Ü

EG Wow said...

It's amazing they sat so still for you, Rune!

Lucy Corrander said...

This is utterly delightful!

Lucy

Ida said...

Nydelig fotografert
og fine lys/skyggeeffekter.

lynnwiles said...

Wonderful b&w.