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07-09-2020, 04:35 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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Forty centuries look down on me from this photo

I made this photo ten years ago during visit to Paris. Hope it does not violate Louvre rules (I did not use flash and there is no any commercial profit ). Since I have to work from home now (lucky me to keep the job nowadays) I needed to decorate my place with some artifact to keep me focused. And this picture of seated scribe suites me the best. I printed that photo at local Costco and hanged it right in front of my desk. If this guy can keep his focus for > 3500 years I can keep mine for several month. I still have the lens but do not have the camera anymore. (I gave it as a gift and often miss it).

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07-09-2020, 05:36 PM   #2
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Nice picture, the lighting is perfect. What kind of camera was it ?
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Nice picture, the lighting is perfect. What kind of camera was it ?
I believe you should be able to see photo EXIF. If not it is Pentax K200D with kit lens. Shot hand held. Credit for the lighting should be given to museum.
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I can't help but think the subject looks like the actor, Ed Ames. Very nice job

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I can't help but think the subject looks like the actor, Ed Ames. Very nice job
His direct ancestor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jumbleview Quote
I believe you should be able to see photo EXIF. If not it is Pentax K200D with kit lens. Shot hand held. Credit for the lighting should be given to museum.
Lighting, yes- exposure, no. I found the K200D to be exceptionally good for indoor lighting of high contrast nature, including even with flash. I had and used this exact lens combo with the K200D, with fine results.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
I can't help but think the subject looks like the actor, Ed Ames.
My favorite baritone. Wonderful voice! 'My cup runneth over'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Apet-Sure Quote
My favorite baritone. Wonderful voice! 'My cup runneth over'.
I almost forgot, he was a singer with a great voice first, then got the acting jobs. I was a kid and watched him on Daniel Boone every week.

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He sang with the Ames Brothers in the (40s? and) '50s before going solo. His other big hit was 'Mary In The Morning' which I've sung to my wife Mary. Then there's the famous (infamous?) video of him on the Johnny Carson show throwing a hatchet during his 'Mingo' days.

Guess we're getting off topic......... Sorry jumbleview.
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Guess we're getting off topic......... Sorry jumbleview.
As far as I am from different background I do not share with you this association. But it's OK. I first met this guy when I was in middle school: he was pictured in the history text book. What surprised me then he probably was the only one not a warrior, and not a king, or at least hard working slave. Just a regular office worker as we call it now. That why I remembered him. And meeting him many years later personally was a pleasure.
As of appearance he (for me) resembles Spoke from the Star Track (less by exact appearance of his face, but more because of the way he is starring upon us).
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I printed that photo at local Costco and hanged it right in front of my desk. If this guy can keep his focus for > 3500 years I can keep mine for several month.
It is a fine piece of art, but I think I'd want something a lot prettier than him in front of my desk. OTOH I suppose it would keep me looking down at my work, in case I looked up and saw it
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... I suppose it would keep me looking down at my work, in case I looked up and saw it
Exactly... I feel ashamed when I look up from my keyboard/monitor at him.
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