Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sword of Themis

While I was walking to work one day without my camera I passed the statue of Themis outside the Brisbane Law Courts. I thought that the shadow would be an interesting subject, but on closer inspection when I returned the next day revealed that shadows from nearby trees were far more distracting than I first noticed. I was, however, drawn to the sword. In this shot I have attempted to simplify the composition of the statue (OM4, 135mm Zuiko at f5.6, tmx400) to convey a feeling of strength.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I really like the quality of light you have captured here. It has an almost studio look as if the hand and hilt are part of a theatrical set.
Great close up with a very nice sense of latent power.