Terracotta Warriors 8/8/2018
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool
Using My Photography To Raise Awareness For The Charity Bloodwise #Bloodwise_uk
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits near Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians.
No flash photography was allowed at the exhibition, which I understood and respected.
The lighting was very atmospheric but of a very low-key nature.
Given the restriction regarding flash I had to make compromises, therefore I had to select a highly sensitive Iso rating, that would react to the low-key lighting sufficiently (iso 3200, normal iso is between 100-400) and use a wide aperture to let as much light in as possible. By having to compromise, my images were not as sharp as I would have liked, and had increased noise (grain, appeared to have a rough texture and lack the quality that I normally produce), noise reduction was used when processing, but images can show lack of sharpness if taking this process to the extreme. Obviously I could not set up a tripod, due to the crowds. I used a small Canon compact, which proved very useful in tight corners. I enjoyed the exhibition and the challenge of working under these conditions.
Chinese Culture In Liverpool
Following on with the theme of Chinese Culture the photographs below depict the Chinese Arch in Berry St Liverpool, as part of Liverpool's China Town And a Pagoda taken in Festival Gardens.
The exhibition in World Museum, William Brown St Liverpool was an ideal photographic opportunity to raise awareness for The Charity Bloodwise, formerly known as Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research. The exhibition was very popular.
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