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Challenge: Live Music (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/2.0
Location: Kotka, Finland
Date: Aug 15, 2005
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2005

Unfortunately no gigs (except for one I couldn't enter because of my age) took place near me during this challenge, so I had to figure out something.. else.

The boy in this picture is a good friend of mine and very musically talented. He's lead vocalist for two or three bands (I've lost count some time ago :) and pretty good in acting as well. Too bad he was playing in Helsinki during weekend with one of his bands, so they couldn't arrange a private gig for me.

I talked about this matter with him and we decided to do a quick photo shoot with some lame properties. I took about 50 shots of him while he was singing to a microphone (pretty good actually, we even got an audience!) and another 50 with the trumpet. Which he can't play at all, but luckily my Nikon only captures the image - not the sound. ;)

Shot it as NEF (Nikon RAW) and opened in Photoshop. Levels, Hue/Saturation, Curves, Unsharp Mask, Crop and Rotate were used. If I get points over 4.5 I'm happy!

Place: 85 out of 210
Avg (all users): 5.3746
Avg (commenters): 6.2222
Avg (participants): 5.0698
Avg (non-participants): 5.4721
Views since voting: 984
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 355
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2005 11:27:51 PM
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08/22/2005 06:39:35 PM
IMHO looks like a snapshot. 5
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08/22/2005 01:26:20 AM
Nice shot, but not showing alot of life.
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08/20/2005 01:15:21 AM
good lighting, looks nice in bw
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08/17/2005 10:29:39 PM
I wish his facer were illuminated just a bit more. The overall capture is well done and the shot fits the challenge well.
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08/17/2005 10:11:39 PM
Nice work. I'm not totally loving the textured wall, though.
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08/17/2005 03:59:08 PM
background is nice. Both subtle but yet not black. The contrast might be a little overdone on the performer, but it isn't too bad. 8.
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08/17/2005 03:22:22 PM
great tones, composition and poise....something makes me want half a centimer more on the bottom though
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08/17/2005 12:28:55 PM
Light is too harsh, and texture of background is too distracting. Composition seems unimaginative.
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