Day 53: “I would prefer not to.”
This is shot no. 1 in the Literary Series. There will be 30 shots in all, each focusing on some aspect of literature, such as a character, a setting, an author, and/or a concept, from a novel, a short story, and/or a poem. I’m keeping it broad. :-) Today’s shot is of a character from Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby, The Scrivener.” I don’t know about you, but I sure feel like pulling a Bartleby sometimes. Here’s a link to the story if you haven’t read it: http://www.bartleby.com/129/ Pretty ironic that you can read the story on Bartleby.com. Okay, enough literary geekiness. WARNING: there will be more throughout the series!
1/8 sec @ f/14, 22mm, ISO 100, Canon 480 EXII @ 1/2
How I did it: This is a composite shot. The main shot was done in my kitchen. I edited in a second shot of a brick wall from the outside of my house to serve as Bartleby’s view. Lighting is natural, except for a 10×14 softbox equipped with my strobe, about 2 feet off of the floor, 3 feet away and shot directly at my left shoulder.