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Play'n The Old Time Music
3rd PlacePlay'n The Old Time Music
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Live Music (Basic Editing III)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Falls Road Corridor
Date: Aug 15, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2005

My Son Jeff is an excellent guitarist. About 2 years ago he picked up a banjo and hasn't looked back. He is an outstanding Banjo player which is hard to find in the younger generation these days. He especially enjoys the really old country blues artists. When I saw this challenge it gave me the opportunity to try to capture my son's talent in a unique way. He was very patient with me as I have not attempted to do very many artistic portraits previously. I really like this one. It will always be special.
The picture was taken in an apparently burned out and abandoned home in the country. It was slightly cropped, increased contrast, saturation, and sharpness.

Wow, Its always a thrill to win a ribbon. Even more so this time because it was a special picture for me. It will definitely be hanging on the wall. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful and helpful comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 210
Avg (all users): 6.8017
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9173
Views since voting: 8772
Views during voting: 594
Votes: 358
Comments: 48
Favorites: 16 (view)


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08/24/2005 09:19:04 PM
Hey Lawrence: another great impressive image. Your style is very appealing. Congratulations on your YELLOW!
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08/24/2005 02:39:09 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon !
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08/24/2005 02:20:04 PM
Great story and a great photo! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
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08/24/2005 11:55:11 AM
I seen this while browsing the photos..I am glad you received a ribbon for this. congrats!
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08/24/2005 08:57:25 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - this was my favorite! (yeah)
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08/24/2005 07:07:06 AM
Originally posted by TooCool:

Only 1/100th between you and me? I demand a recount! :-P But seriously, nice finish. Congrats on the new ribbon! Looks good in your collection. Now ya just need a blue!
TC

I had picked you to ribbon TooCool! I thought yours was for sure.
08/24/2005 01:28:37 AM
Only 1/100th between you and me? I demand a recount! :-P But seriously, nice finish. Congrats on the new ribbon! Looks good in your collection. Now ya just need a blue!
TC
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08/24/2005 01:00:09 AM
Creative lighting, set and posing won this for you. Well deserved. Congratulations!
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08/24/2005 12:19:13 AM
Nicely done. I love the lighting on this image. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/24/2005 12:16:32 AM
I voted on about half of the entries. I was lucky enough to see this shot. I gave it a ten.

Wonderful photograph.
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08/24/2005 12:04:00 AM
This was one of my favorites! Very well done - congrats!
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08/24/2005 12:01:57 AM
This was one of my favs, glad you got a ribbon!!!! Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2005 11:12:51 PM
i love the sun shining through....8
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08/23/2005 06:32:41 PM
good composition, highlights a little bright
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08/23/2005 06:01:30 PM
amazing, I love this photo - well done
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08/23/2005 04:47:09 PM
Nice backwoods feel with the greens and lighting. Good luck on this well composed shot.
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08/23/2005 12:50:41 PM
The overexposure on the ground below the window is unfortunate, because it grabs the eye and seriously detracts from what is otherwise a lovely image.
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08/23/2005 11:17:40 AM
Love it! What a fabulous location. The only thing is it looks a little too staged, maybe if he had been standing, I don't know but great job!
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08/23/2005 05:41:52 AM
awesome location and great photo 8
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08/22/2005 03:58:21 PM
Nice pic but the banjo is blown out. 7
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08/22/2005 12:00:40 PM
goood
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08/22/2005 09:33:15 AM
I love the light and the textures formed by the foliage and shadows. Great Photo!
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08/21/2005 09:46:53 PM
oooo would of been super if he was transparent like a ghost.
great photo just the same. good luck.
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08/21/2005 02:40:18 PM
Music to fall apart by. lol Very good layout. Bumping up.
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08/20/2005 07:27:05 PM
very vey good photo...
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08/20/2005 08:06:04 AM
This is a very very nice image. I would like to have seen the player slightly sharper.8
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08/20/2005 05:13:11 AM
Great capture, and nice find on the building/architexture to shoot this. Very calming.
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08/19/2005 07:26:57 PM
The harsh lighting on the floor makes it look oversaturated. Otherwise a fine image!
TC
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08/19/2005 06:57:19 PM
You capture that old time feeling. Nice work
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08/19/2005 02:07:25 PM
I just love banjos well set up shot
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08/19/2005 03:47:07 AM
Nice moment, it would be great for this artist's press kit! - 9
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08/18/2005 10:45:10 PM
A hauntingly beautiful quality to this photo. Great composition! (I'm just looking for a little more sharpness around his face, but such a good job.) - 9.
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08/18/2005 08:07:43 PM
Nice composition
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08/18/2005 04:27:18 PM
nicely done! very moving image. i like the saturated greens.
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08/18/2005 10:42:58 AM
Great scene!
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08/18/2005 08:05:02 AM
amazing one, i really like your lighting control, really amazing
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08/17/2005 10:16:17 PM
I wish I had one tenth of your abilities.
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08/17/2005 09:08:42 PM
I really like this photo. But how come the Player looks like its sitting in space
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08/17/2005 02:36:32 PM
I love shots with windows! Nice composition, excellent light and colour. A great shot.
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08/17/2005 01:23:14 PM
Very good job. Tough lighting with all the contrast.
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08/17/2005 12:31:11 PM
I love the mood of this shot. Perfect setup. 10
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08/17/2005 11:59:30 AM
I like the attempt at this one. The setting is dramatic. The subject is a little overblown (in his banjo and the lighting on his hand). The hat is a nice touch. I like it enough to overlook those technical faults. 8.
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08/17/2005 10:38:53 AM
I really love this one. Contemplation and isolation put to music.
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08/17/2005 07:57:26 AM
Nice Deliverance mood :-)
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08/17/2005 07:22:20 AM
Beautiful shot, but doesn't say live music to me. I would laugh him off his window posed like that.
08/17/2005 01:03:00 AM
Lovely setting. Nice light. Maybe the floor is a tad distracting. I might leave it out and concentrate more on the guy and the beautiful window.
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08/17/2005 12:10:49 AM
I was listening to Alison Krauss when I pulled up this picture, what a match. 9
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08/17/2005 12:09:49 AM
Wow. This is a beautiful shot. I love the lighting and the composition. Is it an abandoned building? I love it.
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