Illuminated Typeset

During a summer vacation in New England we decided to stop at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. It was an overcast day and I was a bit disappointed with my photos of the ships. So we decided to visit some of the buildings on the grounds of the museum instead.

I was fascinated how the light coming in through the Print Shop windows caught the edge of the typeset. I used an F1.4 prime lens to capture the most light possible. The wide aperture also created a very shallow depth of field which I believe adds interest to the photo.

In many ways the advent of the printing press and moveable metal type helped bring enlightenment to the masses. According to legend the idea came to him “like a ray of light”.

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