Still within the Aztec exhibit here.
December 31, 2010
December 30, 2010
“The Jade” image from yesterday is actually part of this small Aztec exhibit that was on at The British Museum. This time, apart from the third image, I can actually tell you what these are ’cause the descriptions are in the image and I have such huge high res files. This first image is Xiuhtecuhtli, a Fire God who rose form the bowels of the earth provoking outpourings of molten lava from volcanic eruptions. The second image is Chelchiuhtlicue or “Jade Skirt”, a Goddess who features prominently in the codices as a beautiful young woman who representing the purity and preciousness of water.
December 29, 2010
So we return again to The British Museum. Not only because I don’t venture out as much as I should to take my photos but because I also truly love shooting in there, just wish they’d switch to LED lighting, save them money and would mean things were lit better cause halogens are yellow and produce too much heat.
Update:As has been pointed out, this first image is very likely not Nefertiti at all but I was stumped and in a hurry to name it yesterday. Post amended (I’m smiling and laughing as I do).
December 28, 2010
This is a piece of artwork around the corner from where I live. This is exactly the same spot where the “Caged JCB” was situated from The Strand series posted recently. Over the course of last year there were several unusual piece of art placed on the corners of this square at random periods by students I believe (very possibly wrong though) as part of a public display of their work. All were interesting pieces of sculpture but none of them really wowed me enough to want to capture due to the texture of the materials used until this one as wood has an amazing texture and depth with HDR. Just a single image today but up next will be a new series of images from The British Museum from last year that haven’t been posted, should be enough to take me into the middle of January when I’ll hopefully be shooting some new stuff.