Favourite Pictures – Tudor provisions

My favourite picture choice is again from Kentwell Hall, but today it’s two pictures of the same subject.

One of the rooms was set out as a normal Tudor house and this display of foodstuffs was arranged in the sunlight streaming through the window. It was the light which attracted me to the shot – if it had been a dull day I probably wouldn’t even have noticed it, but in the almost dark room this simple arrangement of food stood out as a colourful beacon. Because it was so dark I had f/2.8 (the widest aperture available) set on the Soligor C/D 28mm lens I had fitted to my Nex 6 and there is not quite enough depth of focus to cover the whole table. Both pictures were taken at high ISO but the noise is well controlled on the Nex so in retrospect it would have been better to push the iso a bit higher and use f/4 perhaps. That’s a lesson to learn for next time.

  • Sony Nex 6
  • Soligor C/D 28mm f/2.8
  • iso 800 / iso 2000
  • 1/60sec
  • f/2.8
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