I’m reviewing our Italy itinerary trying to decide about train reservations. It’s been storming outside all day so I decided my photo today would be something related to our trip to Italy in September. Since one of our stops will be Firenze, what better icon to represent that Italian cultural center than Michelangelo’s David. My David isn’t by Michelangelo (however, it is signed; it was sculpted by one G. Ruggeri) but it is marble and it did come from Firenze, sent to me in 1970 by my friend and fellow photoblogger, Melinda.
I photographed different views of David and decided the head detail was the most interesting shot. I used my black backdrop and natural light from the dining room window. I set my camera on the tripod and I set the white balance to cloudy with a slight color adjustment. The marble has yellowed over time and this is a very accurate depiction of its current color.
Focal Length 200mm
White Balance Cloudy (B2,G1)