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Good Luck Angels

Good Luck Angels shows a young boy resting his hand against a wall below a painting of an angel. The photograph was made by handholding a Nikon D70 during a 10 second exposure.

Some of the photograph’s realism has been eroded through the way in which it was recorded in the camera, and then further manipulated in Photoshop.The blurring and overexposed side-lighting has removed much of the scene’s detail resulting in a painterly quality: the image’s appearance rests somewhere between a photograph and a painting.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

What is the mood of the photograph?

Which elements in the photograph allude to "angels"?

How does the painterly quality of this photograph influence your reading of it?

Neither of the subjects’ eyes appear to be open. How do you respond to this?

Does the image appeal to you? Why or why not?

Learn more about painterly qualities in photography

http://www.lindamcadams.com/index.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painterly

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