Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

Temple of Dendur

Heinemann recommends visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art at midday, when the light is too harsh for outdoor photography, but perfect for indoor work. The cavernous gallery housing the famed Egyptian collection, including the Temple of Dendur faces north, which means that midday light never shines directly on the exhibit; rather it filters through the glass, providing delicate shadows and soft highlights.