"Easter" - 1946

Exhibited at the RPS

SDJ's notes:-

The association of ideas plays an important part in making and appreciating pictures. Chicks and blossoms do conjure up Easter time, with all the pleasant memories of spring and sunshine that usually go with it. This scene was, however, constructed indoors.

Artificial grass was laid on a table and a few chosen cut branches of apple blossom were suitably suspended. A light-blue piece of plywood (5ft x 4ft) served as the background, which was placed about 4 feet behind the set-up. There was plenty of diffused daylight in the room, but in addition, a 500 watt spotlight was trained on one side to simulate sunshine.

After everything was ready, the chicks were brought in, suitably placed and a half dozen exposures made in rapid succession. This was neccessary because the chicks kept changing their positions and would not 'stay put' where I wanted them !

The exposure for the existing lighting conditions had to be of the order of 1/8th second. A long-focus lens was used at f/6.3 as the aim was a big enlargement afterwards. Leica with 13.5 cm Hector and Kodak Panatomic-X
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"Easter" - 1946

Exhibited at the RPS

SDJ's notes:-

The association of ideas plays an important part in making and appreciating pictures. Chicks and blossoms do conjure up Easter time, with all the pleasant memories of spring and sunshine that usually go with it. This scene was, however, constructed indoors.

Artificial grass was laid on a table and a few chosen cut branches of apple blossom were suitably suspended. A light-blue piece of plywood (5ft x 4ft) served as the background, which was placed about 4 feet behind the set-up. There was plenty of diffused daylight in the room, but in addition, a 500 watt spotlight was trained on one side to simulate sunshine.

After everything was ready, the chicks were brought in, suitably placed and a half dozen exposures made in rapid succession. This was neccessary because the chicks kept changing their positions and would not 'stay put' where I wanted them !

The exposure for the existing lighting conditions had to be of the order of 1/8th second. A long-focus lens was used at f/6.3 as the aim was a big enlargement afterwards. Leica with 13.5 cm Hector and Kodak Panatomic-X
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