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We were very fortunate in Scotland that Glasgow's Kelvingrove Gallery recently hosted not only "Dippy" the Dinosaur but also several original drawings from the Royal Collection of Leonardo da Vinci's works.

Of course, this "Leonardo Exhibition" proved to be very well attended and so very busy and it was quite difficult to spend much time examining each of the dozen or so drawings which were all quite small. Not only that, but the light levels were very low, presumably in an effort to reduce as much as possible any damage to these drawings which were over 500 years old. Obviously, flash photography and tripods were prohibited.

This lady was spending some time studying (and photographing with her mobile 'phone) one of Leonardo's anatomical drawings - this one being of a dissection of a human brain, a wonderfully detailed and accurate sketch.

I'm afraid that this picture is a bit grainy but this was the best I could do considering the low light levels.

ISO 2500, 1/30 sec at f/4, focal length 40mm.

I shall add a photo of the drawing itself as a workshop.

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