Santons 5: Oldie but sturdy by Elcet ()
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This is my fifth post of santons. I said that it would be the last, but... as my friend David (dphoadley) commented enthusiastically my previous one "DO give us some more like this", there will be a last one, and, as often said, not the least: The artist! So do not miss him! Then I will come back to comic drawings, which my current profession now. In the first post, "Little santons" (Christmas statues), I explained the historical origin of these Southern France traditional figures. This activity is more than two centuries old. This old peasant woman, like the nativity, the joiner and the card players of my last posts (link below), are of the big variety, which is exquisity detailed. Best viewed full size. All comments welcome. If you have not seen my card players scene, click here:
And the winner is..., for Ledwolorz
Techdata: Nikon D70 with Micro-Nikkor 2.8/60, 1/150s at f/9, available light, aperture priority automatic, tungsten light balance, 1250 ISO. No postwork except wiping the prices with the Corrector and Clone Stamp Tools, which was not done in my last post and requested by some of you. Butâ�¦ if you want to know the prices, these big santons are sold on the Christmas market for approx. 45 euros (ca. 60 USD), which is very cheap for a French hand-made art quality... but I give this as a simple indication, I am not the merchant, and prices can vary significantly.
Image Comments (25)
PIERRE25 () 5:44PM | Fri, 13 February 2009
De bien jolis santons dans cette étagère Edouard, superbe photos!
Minda () 7:15PM | Fri, 13 February 2009
wow! elcet this is really wonderful photos love it..u did excellent capture!!
helanker () 10:22AM | Sat, 14 February 2009
OH! They are really lovely and so thorough. Very beautiful captures.
dphoadley () 5:22AM | Sun, 15 February 2009
This is very lovely indeed, but to my mind, the old woman carrying the bundle of sticks possesses a lot more character! For some reason, I find her the more captivating of the tow women in your first scene. If you can, upload a render of her, so that we can study her in more detail. And DO keep giving us more of this good work. DPH
jocko500 () 7:26PM | Sun, 15 February 2009
wow so much detail to do this work. wonderful shot of this
kitzie21 () 3:44AM | Mon, 16 February 2009
Encore une fois, je ne peux que m'émerveiller devant la richesse des détails. C'est vraiment du grand art. Merci de partager avec nous les images de cette coutume ancestrale.
PapaBlueMarlin () 8:52PM | Mon, 02 March 2009
These are very interesting characters. Perhaps with the right lighting and placement of figures in association with each other, they could look very life-like.
Svin () 6:04PM | Fri, 13 March 2009
Such detalied characters! It's difficult to imagine scale of work!
clam73 () 10:12PM | Mon, 23 March 2009
great parade of interesting models and fantastic details infuu view....excellent macro-shot!