Friday, February 4, 2011
Went to the Museum, finally
Wow. Have to say that Bishop Museum is far from being a large place. It was actually a former estate. But walking into the main hall, I could see some of the work done. Nice work, gang.
Having heard of the new lighting scheme, I set myself for an "available light" session, no flash. I wanted to exhibit the work that was done to showcase the artifacts. I must say that it ended up being quite a challenge. Even with a Nikon D3s at ISO12800, I was getting shutter speeds down to 1/8. Ached for a tripod, but I could see that it would not be practical, with the narrow passageways and people moving around (Hawaiiana classes were in session). Made do with some bracing against pillars, if available, or attempting to handhold. No VR, oh my!
Came out with a lot more usable images than I thought I would, under the circumstances. It should be noted that I made it a point not to take images of anything related to gods or dead Hawaiians. I have seen too much to not believe. Call it superstitious, but I am not taking any chances there.