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Warming up Backstage
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Challenge: Live Music (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Backstage, Riverside, CA
Date: Aug 15, 2005
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Performance, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2005

Post Challenge:

This was shot backstage for a concert as this trumpet player was warming up. It looked good in color, but I enjoyed the b&w version a little more.

Thanks for the comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 210
Avg (all users): 6.8199
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4810
Avg (non-participants): 6.9149
Views since voting: 5647
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 361
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)


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08/30/2005 12:31:29 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club. It took me a while to find anything wrong here and it is so minor. The only thing I could find wrong if you could evewn call it that was the cropping of the horn. It looks just a bit too tight. Everything else is simply put AMAZING. The creativity is fantastic. Focus is perfect and the DOF couldn't have been better. Lighting was exact. The B&W was inspiring. Very nicely done. Keep up the great work.

Message edited by author 2005-10-05 00:44:50.
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08/28/2005 02:01:56 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! I love the photo.
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08/27/2005 05:04:04 AM
emilio, awesome feedback. maybe someone can get you "gift" membership. i beleive somone on this forum was giving away several memberships as well. anyways, put up your shot in your portfolio, i'd love to see it.

Message edited by author 2005-08-27 05:06:17.
08/27/2005 05:01:13 AM
I was so upset when I saw this category because of the fact that I couldn't enter one of my best shots ever(I ttok it in January of this year), which is a shot similar to this one only it has the trumpet player in the shot and focuses more on the music maker and not the music. Your winning second place validates my work. I can't afford to be a full member of this site just yet, but seeing so many people's art is so inspiring. Seeing that I've executed some of these shots let's me know I'm headed in the right direction artistically. Keep up the good work. It's a fantastic shot!
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08/24/2005 09:16:57 PM
A classic take with all the warmth of b/w. Impressive.
Congratulations on your RED. Very well earned.
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08/24/2005 02:37:08 PM
Great capture, truly amazing ! Congratulations, well deserved ribbon !
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08/24/2005 11:54:23 AM
Wonderful image! congrats!
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08/24/2005 08:54:30 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!! Awesome capture great in b/w!
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08/24/2005 01:33:52 AM
Very well executed conversion to b/w. Ya got the entire tonal range which is very important for a GOOD b/w shot. The only thing I didn't like was the busy background but it wasn't that big a thing. Congrats on the first ribbon! Good job.
TC
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08/24/2005 12:58:29 AM
Worthy of a win. Congrats and enjoy!!
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08/24/2005 12:34:30 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Great job.
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08/24/2005 12:04:50 AM
One of the best in my opinion. Congrats!!
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08/24/2005 12:03:38 AM
Beautiful shot! Congrats!
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08/24/2005 12:01:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon... its much deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2005 05:31:12 AM
excellent 8
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08/22/2005 09:44:20 PM
very crisp! nice framing
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08/22/2005 06:14:01 PM
IMHO you cropped a little to tightly. 7
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08/22/2005 11:59:11 AM
Gooooood
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08/21/2005 08:38:01 PM
Nice use of B&W. Good shallow DOF. Wristband is a little distracting.
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08/21/2005 04:15:13 PM
Excellent tone and detail.
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08/21/2005 02:31:03 PM
A beautiful capture with great dof to accentuate the subject. Bumping up.
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08/20/2005 07:34:19 AM
Nicely arranged and positioned in the frame. The backround is a little distracting, but that is something I am sure you had no control over.
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08/19/2005 07:58:34 PM
Nice clean image.
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08/19/2005 05:53:06 PM
Nice strong diagonal, the uninteresting background is well hidden (during the first few important seconds you look at a pic) by the aperture you used. Interesting content, good composition and good B&W toning.
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08/19/2005 08:49:17 AM
i like the frame, it's amazing and the skin tone pefect
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08/19/2005 03:37:05 AM
Once of my favorites... color and contrast are right on. wonderful sharp focus. - 9
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08/18/2005 01:45:33 PM
wonderful contrast!
the crop is way to tight though 7
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08/17/2005 09:07:37 PM
Great shot. You captured the experience/skill in his hands.
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08/17/2005 01:22:57 PM
Love this shot, which should place highly. Great composition, and his hands are quite expressive here.
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08/17/2005 11:43:58 AM
There were lots of "closeup of the instrument" pictures. I felt this was the best. The highlights of the metal are excellent, not too blown out (still some detail). The background helps add contrrast, but isn't totally black which would have made the picture feel less "live". I even like the wedding ring which mirrors the trumpet tone (but of course you didn't have much to do with that). A 9.
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08/17/2005 11:01:49 AM
sadly, the background distracts a touch. Nice feel & tone to the image but too tightly cropped around the horn
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08/17/2005 04:58:07 AM
Sharp image with good negative space.
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08/17/2005 02:20:56 AM
very nicely done. love the diagonal comp. 9 as it is, and sharper focus on the horn would have gotten 10. i know it's a nitpick, but i really do like this.
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08/17/2005 01:14:57 AM
Nice tight shot. Great clarity. Good detail in his hand. Good one.
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08/17/2005 12:59:07 AM
Very crisp and effective.
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08/17/2005 12:35:54 AM
Great focus and contrast. 10
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