Eye in eye with a master

Monet - behind the maze
1/100 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 6400 | 70mm

Wow…there was never a four week break between posts on this blog. And this when I wanted March to be the month to pick up the pace on the “Streets of Nuremberg”. But then, two years into the pandemic, the Covid bug finally caught up with us. First Big Boy, then myself, then The Significant Other. It was no fun, for none of us. But all of us were triple vaccinated, and so we were able to weather the virus at home. While it felt like a typical winter flu, it still took me the good part of two weeks to really get back on my feet. Two weeks also without any creative energy. But here’s a few photographs I took just prior to the virus attack in an exhibition of the works of French impressionist Claude Monet. The Street Photographer eye in eye with a master…

Monet Color Pool Bath
1/13 sec | f/8 | ISO 6400 | 24mm

Frequent readers of this blog know my passion of shooting street photography in an exhibition. This one, with 50 paintings from Claude Monet, was once more in the beautiful setting of Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale. I was shooting with my new Leica SL2-S and the Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8/24-70 ASPH.

Monet Lady Blue
1/100 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 6400 | 70mm

Shooting in the low light of the exhibition, it was a good opportunity to put Leica’s low light capabilities to a test. Shooting the whole time with ISO 6400, it performed admirably, giving me shutter speeds of 1/100 of a sec to freeze the action.

Monet Shadow Passerbys
1/8 sec | f/14 | ISO 6400 | 70mm
Monet Lady in Red
0.4 sec | f/14 | ISO 6400 | 56mm
Monet Blurred Pair
0.3 sec | f/14 | ISO 6400 | 59mm

But to capture some motion blur for a different kind of added interest, I went as low as 0.3 seconds shutter speed. The IBIS (in-body image stabilization) of the Leica still performed just as well, allowing the background still to be tack sharp.

So, on top of being eye in eye with a master of painting, enjoying the incredible art of Claude Monet, I was able add some nice shots to my exhibition street photo collection.

More tips and inspirations around shooting in a museum or exhibition you can find in the links below and in my free Learning Center.

I hope you are all doing well. Have a great Monday!


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  1. Sorry to read that you and your family have been hit with Covid, but it certainly didn’t damage your ability to capture great photos! I love the blurred people admiring the art — great technique. And the vivid colors in the top two photos are wonderful. Get well and keep taking pictures!

  2. So sorry to hear that the virus finally caught up with you. One of our granddaughters came down with COVID after a spending the weekend with us. Turns out that one of her friends attended a party at her house knowing that he had COVID and didn’t tell anyone. Luckily neither one of us got sick. We’re leaving for France later today.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Carol, much appreciated! Great you could avoid the virus, especially considering your travel plans. Stay safe and enjoy your trip to France! Marcus

  3. Glad you are well enough to be blogging again. Love the images, especially the ones with the motion blur. 😊👍

  4. Good to know you did not have problems with COVID period. Hope the recovery is complete. Stay safe, Marcus.

  5. I love these images and am glad to know you and your family came through okay. I appreciate you including the camera settings on the photos.

  6. Glad you and the family are feeling better, Marcus. Great photos, as always. What a wonderful exhibit this must have been!

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Lois, so much appreciated. It was a great exhibit. We have talked travelling to France and see Monet’s garden for real. Would love to photograph there and see what I can come up with…Marcus

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