Johannes Vermeer: Het Bakkersmeisje - The Backerygirl

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Xedor. on February 4, 2010

Het Bakkersmeisje - The Backerygirl.

Shot in Archeon, the historical themepark in Alphen aan de Rijn, Holland. Winner of the "Johan Vermeer photocontest" of Het Algemeen Dagblad in 2009.

Oleksandr Solomakha on March 6, 2010

i like it!

tukki on March 15, 2010

A portrait like an old Dutch master painting. Wonderful shot. VOTED FRED

angelescu on March 25, 2010

Very nice composition!!Best of!!Greetings N.Angelescu

Xedor. on April 5, 2010

Thank you all very much. I'm proud of it!

Photo enlarged and in a rough wooden frame hangs on the wall in my living room. The scene you see is not posed or directed: it's shot at the end of the day when Mirjam the Backerygirl was still prepairing dough for baking.

The natural light comes through the opened window of the medieval (style) building.

In this photo you see her use a knife to make a cross in the dough where she puts some seeds in and on, and after that the dough is placed in the big stone oven. (And to make that oven burn she really throws in everything that burns: broken down chairs, old clogs, old wooden dishes...)

Photo is in old "Dutch Masters" style and won the Johannes Vermeer photocontest of a major Dutch newspaper in co-operation with the Vermeer Center in Vermeer's hometown Delft.

And if you want to check out this beautiful scene for yourself, you should visit Archeon in Alphen aan de Rijn! Mirjam is just about the friendliest person around there, always in for a talk. Tell her Mark said "Hi"!

And yes, she's got the photo framed hanging on her living room wall as well!


falcotom on September 23, 2010

Hoi Mark,

Wat 'n prachtig licht en mooie compositie. Terecht een winnaar!

VrGr Tom

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  • Uploaded on February 4, 2010
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    by Xedor.
    • Camera: SONY DSC-R1
    • Taken on 2009/03/28 13:18:13
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 16.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
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