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arngrimur


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Challenge: Parts (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: At home
Date: Oct 1, 2004
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2004

My blonde archtop and friends flattop.

Thanks for all the votes and all the comments.
I am on cloud 9. There were two difficult parts in this shot, the lighting and the resizing. I used a single light source and getting enough the light on both of the guitars without getting shadows and reflections was pretty hard. I also did not want light into the F hole of the blond guitar. In the resizing part I had trouble with jagged edges in the fine black and white lines, I had to shoot very tight and take care in every step of the post processing which was rather basic:
USM (very little because it makes jagged edges)
Color Balance.
Brightness/Contrast.
Resize
Add border

EXIF
. Model Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
. Date/time original 01.10.2004 20:10:35
. Shutter speed value 29.999688 s
. Aperture value f/18
. ISO speed ratings 100
. Exposure bias value -0.67 EV
. Flash Flash did not fire.
. Focal length 120 mm
. White balance Auto white balance


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 436
Avg (all users): 7.0949
Avg (commenters): 8.5952
Avg (participants): 7.2651
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 6551
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 274
Comments: 78
Favorites: 30 (view)


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04/30/2006 12:10:45 AM
I love guitars! Those are Beautiful. The light and the tones are fantastic!
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04/29/2006 11:33:49 PM
Beautiful perspective on the curves. Nice work!
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01/20/2006 07:56:07 AM
a wonderful marriage of the hardwoods.
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10/27/2004 08:10:36 PM
Það er rosaleg snilld að gera svona mynd við svona einfalt form
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10/17/2004 02:04:52 PM
bravó!
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10/14/2004 06:12:46 PM
Kudos on your ribbon! I can't believe someone gave it a "1"!
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10/13/2004 09:37:24 PM
This is far and away the best shot in a very competitive challenge... It's very rare that I unequivocally agree with the winner... but this is one of those times.
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10/13/2004 04:46:06 PM
Congratulations!
One of my favourites
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10/13/2004 03:49:31 PM
This is so well done. Very professionally finished. Congratulations!
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10/13/2004 03:25:37 PM
verulega smekklegt!
Til hamingju.
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10/13/2004 03:01:43 PM
Til hamingju með fyrsta sætið!!!
Frábært að sjá þig á toppnum. Þessi mynd rokkar...
Nú er það bara næsti ribbon, og enn einn íslendingur komin með Master réttindi;)
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10/13/2004 11:20:16 AM
My only 10. Very nicely done.

-danny
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10/13/2004 08:42:25 AM
Geðveik mynd, virkilega verðskuldað !
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10/13/2004 08:41:16 AM
This was my favorite in the challenge. Congrats!
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10/13/2004 08:39:11 AM

I gave it a ten for the smooth sexy lines! It's beautiful, congratulations on the win :)
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10/13/2004 08:37:42 AM
Congrato! Ég gaf ekki einkunnir í þessari keppni og var fyrst að sjá þessa mynd núna, hún er súper og þú fékkst verðskuldaðan borða. Nú er bara að vinna Svíana...
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10/13/2004 07:25:19 AM
Til hamingju. Alltaf gaman að sjá Íslending á toppnum :)
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10/13/2004 07:25:12 AM
Til hamingju, fyllilega verðskuldað. Ég gaf henni einmitt 9 í einkunn, mér fannst hún ekki alveg fullkomin en mjög nálægt því en tvímælalaust 10 í mínum bókum miðað við margar aðrar myndir í þessari keppni.

Message edited by author 2004-10-13 07:26:10.
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10/13/2004 06:57:11 AM
Congratulations!!! Way to go! First Ribbon = Blue, AWESOME!!! Great Shot!
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10/13/2004 06:16:35 AM
Beautiful, and a subject close to my heart. Congratulations!
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10/13/2004 05:52:39 AM
Glæsilegt. Til hamingju !

Stílhrein og góð mynd !
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10/13/2004 05:48:51 AM
Til hamingju. Glæsilegt!
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10/13/2004 04:14:32 AM
Congrats on the Blue Arngrimur !
Stunning composition and simplicity.

Take a bow.
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10/13/2004 03:13:52 AM
Congrats...first place in such competition!
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10/13/2004 01:56:19 AM
Það var Laglegt!!!
Til hamingju með fyrsta og ekki síðasta borðan! :D
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10/13/2004 01:07:03 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon...
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10/13/2004 12:52:15 AM
Beautiful lines, light and color... congratulations on your first place! :)
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10/13/2004 12:14:37 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. Most deserving. It truely is a beautiful shot.. :)
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10/13/2004 12:09:18 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon.. this is one of the first favorites of mine that has hit a blue in a long time :) Like I said before, pure genius.
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10/13/2004 12:08:47 AM
Congrats. 10 from me. Beautiful lighting and composition! Congrats on your first and a blue at that! Very deserving!
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10/13/2004 12:08:39 AM
Congratulations on your blue. A lovely warm tone study to be proud of.
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10/13/2004 12:02:30 AM
really beautiful! congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/13/2004 12:02:25 AM
Way to go!!! Congrats! Just beautiful piece of work.
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10/13/2004 12:01:49 AM
congrats on your first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2004 09:52:22 PM
I like the flow of lines and curves and gradiant color accented by the deep black.Very classy part shot...
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10/12/2004 09:40:49 PM
Probably the strongest composition of the bunch - very classic use of lines. Colors are great and exposed perfectly. Black background is also incredible. Border is effective. Top 10.
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10/12/2004 04:49:43 PM
Good subject, simple and striking. fine,fine border too
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10/12/2004 04:40:29 PM
Returning for comment: a personal favorite of mine! The point of view is amazing and the colors and shapes make me feel real good.

At first I tried to point all the things that I liked in this picture, but it turned out to be about everything. Definately one of the top 3 for me!
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10/12/2004 10:48:18 AM
Wonderful curves and lighting. One of my ribbon picks this challenge
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10/12/2004 09:25:01 AM
simplicity and rythm. Like a beautifull woman . wow.
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10/11/2004 03:09:34 PM
Nicely done. Gentle curves, great contrast & color.
One of my favorites in this challenge ! ((9))
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10/11/2004 07:27:21 AM
effective use of a border
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10/10/2004 06:23:05 PM
this is my fav of the challenge....so smooth and warm...just excellent. great title too
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10/10/2004 04:38:40 PM
I love the simplicity of this. Excellent use of the curving shapes of these instruments. I also like the use of light and dark areas. I gave this a 10
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10/10/2004 04:15:54 PM
Beautiful tones! (pun intended)
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10/10/2004 10:53:00 AM
Very nice composition and color.
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10/10/2004 03:46:33 AM
My pick for the blue.
Better much better then the other 400 photo's.
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10/10/2004 12:18:46 AM
Simply beautiful
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10/09/2004 09:06:30 PM
Beautiful abstract composition, I love all these curvey lines. Definitely a 10...
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10/09/2004 12:46:27 PM
elegant
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10/09/2004 09:09:23 AM
wonderful composition, lighting, idea. Fits the challenge nicely - and the border works for this shot. Good luck.
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10/09/2004 02:18:47 AM
Great composition and love the way you've caught the warm tones of the wood. Good pic!
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10/08/2004 09:44:49 PM
The genius in this photo is evident. I love the "sunset" feel.. the landscape feel.. that you've generated from a simple object. Lighting is fantastic, composition is strong and flowing, and the border is actually not distracting. One of the best I've seen.
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10/08/2004 09:23:20 PM
Beautiful.
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10/08/2004 03:00:15 PM
Extremely well-composed.
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10/08/2004 11:39:57 AM
good title
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10/08/2004 10:53:21 AM
A beautiful photograph. I love the lines in it, the curves. Stunning color use. Excellent lighting and focus. So simple, yet so elegant. Very fitting title. Gets a 10 from me!
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10/07/2004 11:20:52 PM
I think the curves and colors are just perfect. Great shot.. I even like the frame/border Nice, very nice,, One of my favorites in this challenge.
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10/07/2004 09:53:59 PM
Love this abstract image. Colors and textures work exceptionaly well together. Composition may be the best in the challenge. Among my top 5 picks.
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10/07/2004 05:23:41 PM
What a beautiful image - good composition, wonderful colour,
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10/07/2004 04:48:09 PM
Wonderful rich colors really stand out against the black background. Excellent composition. I love the lines and curves of the guitar(s) as well as the textures. Very pleasing photo!
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10/07/2004 01:22:30 PM
The colors are very deep and rich. And the curves are interesting. Great job!
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10/07/2004 01:20:31 PM
Great idea and very nice liones and colours.
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10/07/2004 01:05:15 PM
Wonderful tones! (no pun intended!)
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10/07/2004 12:48:11 PM
Thats good try...could rank high. Juicy colors and shapes.
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10/07/2004 07:57:50 AM
Awesome!
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10/06/2004 10:09:03 PM
Simply beautiful!!!
dc
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10/06/2004 07:00:43 PM
Stunning. I love everything, even the border :)
So elegant. And you didn't even have to make a direct description in the title (which is great). To me - this is what this challenge is about.
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10/06/2004 06:16:37 PM
Great composition, and tonal variation.
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10/06/2004 06:00:01 PM
Lovely abstract! Good seeing.
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10/06/2004 02:18:37 PM
Awesome! Simply, beautiful!
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10/06/2004 12:06:09 PM
beautiful colours and lighting.
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10/06/2004 11:21:19 AM
Fantastic shot, perfect lighting, nice lines, Very abstract feel. Well done!, my favourite to ribbon. 10
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10/06/2004 10:33:14 AM
Very nice!
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10/06/2004 10:24:52 AM
To quote Peter Griffin from Family Guy... "Freakin' Sweet!"
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10/06/2004 09:44:23 AM
Very, Very Nice... The only thing I see, is that I am not sure the hole on the bass is is sharp focus. But Wow, really beautiful.
ginette
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10/06/2004 03:57:07 AM
Very cool composition. Love the balance and colours. Nicely done. My top pick. 10
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10/06/2004 01:12:31 AM
very nice shot warm and clean
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