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Museum Visits: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Unfortunately, I forgot to put batteries in my speedlight that day, so some of the photos weren’t as well exposed as I’d liked. Anyway, enjoy!

The Real Madame Tussauds (wax).

The Real Madame Tussauds (wax).

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +3.3EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

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  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 4 October, 2014
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Madame Tussauds | 42 Street In NYC | October 4, 2014

Hi guys. I’m back with another photographic adventure! Today I went to Madame Tussauds wax museum! It was my second time visiting. It is such an awesome place to be; the waxed figures look so real. There is no words I can find to really describe it, this is one of those things you’ll have to go visit yourself. Despite the fact it’s a little on the pricy side, it is still worth every dollar to go see. Madame Tussauds wax museum is really a combination of both modern and past history; paying tribute to not only phenomenal celebrities that made it big, but also people of the past who’s made an impact on the civil rights movement, such as MLK. Unfortunately, the elevator wasn’t working for us today, for whatever reason; many of us wind-up walking up to the ninth floor where the tour begins. I didn’t mind, cause I didn’t want to immediately go back home in the rain 🙁 . The crowds outside Madame Tussauds was crazy, and to my understanding, when there was elevator trouble, the line was still growing. I don’t remember Tussauds being quite so crowded. It must have been the last rush of vacationing tourist I’m thinking?  I saw some old wax figures such as Denzel Washington, Lady Gaga, Nicholas Cage, and the very handsome Anderson Cooper, sigh. I’m very surprised they did not have Don Lemon yet; then again maybe they did and I missed it? There was also a couple of new ones such as Kim Kardashian, Sandra Bullock, and ABBA. I didn’t by any real souvenirs this time, there wasn’t anything that really stuck out for me. It seemed to be all the classic stuff that tourist would purchase (to say they visited NYC, kind of items). Then again, Tussauds always had a very small selection of merchandise. However, they do have a very good poster collection that I recommend people check out. The staff there are very friendly and very professional. Its a great place to take your kids and give them a little historic background. In fact, they actually have a little mini movie theater (cost extra); currently they are showing a short Marvel cartoon for the kids. I haven’t seen the cartoon yet, but it must be good, because the waiting line is almost always long. Because of the nature of this event, I have decided to only post one picture inside this post. The reason being is because the photos I’ve taken are really portraits, which I feel should have it’s own separate category. Please click on the following link for more photos from Madame Tussauds.

 

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Metropolitan Museum of Art | December 29, 2013

This was technically my first shoot as a photographer (since I proclaimed my hobby in the beginning of this year). I went to the Metropolitan Museum shortly after my photography class. The instructor was very strict in terms of only using natural light. However, looking back in retrospect, my opinion is that the museum was a terrible place to shoot without a flash. Many areas were very dark, and it appeared almost impossible. Then again, to be fair, I did not see everything in the museum (it is huge). However, not using a flash really taught me discipline, the mechanics of the how, the when, and the what for. I didn’t realize that A, S, & ISO can literally mean hundreds of combinations within any given moment. Mind you, the A, S, & ISO values also change when you’re using flash, filters, or even the type of light in a room. It takes work to learn how to use manual. There are lots to think about (if you want a great picture with the best exposure). There is no “easy way” to do it. But being in manual mode was truly the best way to help me know my camera, and to quickly make decisions about my camera settings on the fly. The museum was also very strict about not having visitors touch any of the exhibited items. I really wish I had a zoom lens then. My only real gripe was that, as a photographer, I really wasn’t feeling their wall paint. it wasn’t vibrant at all. I hated it. Since I did not see everything in the exhibit, I will give it a second chance one day.
It has been forever since the last time I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . I thought this was a wonderful shot just after the main entrance.

This was absolutely gorgeous. I also love how the paint color blends so well with the art.

I love this shot. I am definitely turning this in to sepia later.

I think this must have been a room for royalty. I love the natural lighting I captured with this shot.

I kinda wish that this art was brought back. Very few types of art captures this kind of beauty.

Again, the beauty of natural lighting. It's nice to see untouched photos every once in a while. The give you the sense of actually being there.

I couldn't resist this long table. It reminded me of those old woody woodpecker cartoons.

Strange, I'm normally not in to colors that are this dark, however, I think this shot clearly is telling a story of his live.

This is a beautiful set up. It must have taken hours to synchronize their positions like that.

I was desperately trying to find out if the horses were stuffed or waxed. Unfortunately, We couldn't touch anything either. Oh well...