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Detail of a painting

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Detail of a painting

Postby TerryL » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:18 pm

This shot is a first attempt of getting a detail from the top right corner of the "Field of a Cloth of Gold" painting. The painting shows a spectacular event where Henry was showing off. In the top right corner the tented city kitchens are shown with the cooks cooking.

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It's not as clear as maybe it could be, I'll have another go and try and get square on and see if I can avoid some of the reflection off the glass. I don't use flash is it's not like I'm contributing to the fading of the picture.
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Re: Detail of a painting

Postby Elise_Fleming » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:38 am

I found a copy of the painting online in the Royal Collection. If you go to http://tinyurl.com/6364h6u, you can enlarge the painting somewhat, but I think Terry's photo might show more detail.
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Re: Detail of a painting

Postby TerryL » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:48 am

I'll have another go and see if I can do a better job. That area of the canvass is not part of the main scene and so isn't as light and detailed, but I want to get a bit more square to the canvass if I can and also try to avoid a bit of reflection. I'll give Robert or TC copies of what I got and they can play with Photoshop or whatever to see if they can improve it.
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Re: Detail of a painting

Postby Elise_Fleming » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:21 pm

I seem to recall that the particular section of the painting regarding cookery was either reproduced in greater detail in a book or the book provided a line drawing of what was there so that the details of the ovens and the cooks could be seen. Of course, that was years ago and I don't remember what book it was which is why I was hoping to find an enlargeable photo on the Internet.
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