Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More photos from the Museum for the American Indian, Washington DC

As I left a little teaser in my 'cartoon' photo from this post, I thought I ought to show the actual photo.  The display was in an extremely low-lighting area.  The glass was also thick and super-reflective, and a bit hard on my eyes.  I was definitely affected by the low light and was surprised that I couldn't stay in there for long.  


I am not sure why it was so dark, perhaps to preserve the very old articles of clothing that were displayed?  





I feel I rushed taking these photos and would like to go back and try again. 

















18 comments:

  1. Yes, light destroys everything over time. Disnne

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  2. the one photo certainly shows the darkness in the museum. still, beautiful exhibits.

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  3. Denise, I am not sure if we have visited this museum..we usually always end up at the same museum, one that we love. Wonderful exhibits and photos. Thanks for sharing your day.

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  4. I realize my confusion from your first post now. I had never thought about how native American clothing/culture changed from the time of European settlement in America to, say 1900. Obviously, as these pictures prove, it was huge.

    This was very interesting and educational.

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  5. Yes, it is a protective measure.

    These are beautiful artifacts.

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  6. I have been here a couple of times and really enjoyed the exhibits. Nice work with the pictures! Museums can be tricky for photographers.

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  7. What an amazing exhibition. And yes, the low light is to protect the exhibits, particularly the textiles. I wanted a torch in the South American cultures exhibition I went to recently. Wanted, but didn't get.

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  8. It's a very interesting exhibition, I would like to visit this museum. I love the costumes, really rich!
    Léia
    ***Thanks for your kind words! We are back!The internet was settled yesterday!
    Léia

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  9. Absolutely beautiful pictures. This is one museum I would like to visit one day. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  10. As gou know, Denise, I had the same level of discomfort touring the exhibits in this museum, as they seemed like a maze. The darkness may be necessary to further protect the artifacts as many have noted, but most likely i would not return. It is a beautifully designed building and perhaps more open exhibit space will be added over time.

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  11. Actually, these photos came out beautifully. There is so much to see and do in your area. Awesome!

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  12. Incredible museum. I love the bead work. One more reason to put DC on the bucket list.

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  13. HI Yes it is always difficult to photograph inside with low light and glass however you did very well.

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  14. Still beautiful and colorful!! Very cool images!!

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  15. Such beautiful work. I covet those bead pieces!

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  16. You did great on low-light pictures. We have been in Museums that explained the low light conditions for exactly the reason you describe. One (I wish I could remember where) allowed pictures only with NO flash bcause even that light could damage .

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  17. Lovely let of photos and beautiful exhibits, I think you did really well considering how dark it was.

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  18. I was there a long, long time ago and don't remember a whole lot about it except that there was a little display on Hawaiians.

    After seeing your photos, I'd like to go back there again.

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