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Grandstand Piano Keys
Grandstand Piano Keys

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rhythm (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: McGavock High School Football Field
Date: Feb 13, 2003
Aperture: F 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2003

Taken in the grandstand one morning at a local High School Football field.

Place: 12 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.5922
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5077
Avg (non-participants): 6.7368
Views since voting: 1510
Votes: 103
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/27/2003 10:31:13 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club, Douglas :)

Composition: The diagonal alignment is a nice composition. I loaded your photo to my image editor and I cropped a bit more from the right just so that the end of the rows of seats is in the upper right corner. Personally I think that would improve the photo and makeit more powerful. I think this also would have allowed you to incease the height of the final image. It looks a bit small like it's now.

Lighting: It's a little bit too light for my taste, but that's personal preference. Also a nice twist would have been to decrease the saturation of red and only leave the blue tones of the seats saturated. But people think differently on this kind of modifications.

Focus: Focus is good. Maybe a bot too good, because the photo suffers immensly from the so called moiree effect. I guess you know what I mean. I also struggled with that effect before and I think adding a little blur before downsizing the image helps a bit. Recently there was a discussion about that topic in the DPC forum with more useful tips. Unfortunately I don't find the link now.

Challenge: Yes it fits to the challenge theme. The title suggests a double meaning regarding "rhythm". First the repetitive pattern and second that the pattern looks like piano keys. Well, with some imagination you can see a similarity to piano keys but I think it's not very striking ;)

Creativity: The photo is not particularly unique or inventive but nevertheless you had a good "photography eye" seeing this perspective.

Feel free to email me if you want to discuss the photo more. I also can send you a copy of the image with the modifications I described above (cropping, colours).

 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2003 02:27:11 PM
Very unique perspective. This is a good shot with very good leading lines. It's in my top 10 this week!
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02/22/2003 07:18:00 AM
Great composition, leading the eye down the steps.
02/20/2003 06:33:16 PM
You are right they look like piano keys. The angle is wonderful, great composition here. The shadows really make for the black keys on a piano, I like this very much.
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02/20/2003 05:05:06 PM
Excellent composition! Well done. Jak 9
02/20/2003 03:34:57 PM
good eye to see and interpret this
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02/19/2003 09:52:29 AM
Absolutely brilliant picture within a picture. Very surreal feel to it. Great!
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02/18/2003 10:30:52 PM
Excelent title!!! a piano is the first thing I thought of when I glanced at this photograph. Well done!! Great lighting, composition, and depth of field!
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02/18/2003 08:33:07 PM
I like the crop on this shot, and I think the subject works very well. I think the title is too over the top (but that's not the type of thing I'd take off points for). Solid photo. 7
02/18/2003 02:15:09 AM
02/17/2003 02:08:04 AM
seems oversharpened when you look at the concrete... subject is kinda ho hum.... lighting and exposure are great...
02/17/2003 12:54:23 AM
fantastic! very nice shot.

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