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Ninety And Cookin'
Ninety And Cookin'
lshles


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Live Music (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: St. Louis County, Missouri
Date: Aug 16, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13s
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2005

The model for this shot is a very important figure in my life - my father. I would really like you to visit the link below, where I unveil his face and do a short pictoral history of his life as a musician. I created this page specifically because so many of you were impressed with his hands and wanted to learn more about the man. I hope you enjoy.

My Model

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 210
Avg (all users): 6.7663
Avg (commenters): 7.7241
Avg (participants): 6.2750
Avg (non-participants): 6.9028
Views since voting: 1539
Views during voting: 541
Votes: 368
Comments: 43
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/24/2005 09:24:28 PM
A tender b/w study with great style. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
08/24/2005 05:59:41 PM
That's awesome that you care enough about your father, obviously an cool individual, to make a tribute to him :-D!
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08/24/2005 12:40:32 PM
Fantastic photo and tribute! Thank you very much for sharing.
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08/24/2005 11:59:16 AM
You mentioned in a comment on my photo that you rated mine above your own. Are you crazy? This photo just grabbed me from the start. It was my hightest rated in the challenge. Congratulations on your sixth place, although I believe that you were severely robbed. (No offense intended toward placed 1-5).
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08/24/2005 02:46:29 AM
To say that this should have won a ribbon would not bring meaning to how much this image means to me. I would be humbled and honored if I could get a print of this signed by your father. PM me if this is somehow possible. Kudos on an impressive photo.
Yours and your fathers always,
TC
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08/24/2005 01:36:10 AM
Thanks for posting the additional tribute to your Dad, Larry. He's terrific & so is your salute to him. Please tell him howdy & best wishes from Down Under. Wish I could hear him play.
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08/24/2005 01:08:09 AM
congrats on the top 10, a really touching image and narrative to go along! wish your father all the best!
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08/24/2005 12:05:32 AM
I want to thank you for the wonderful reception to this photo and the 6th place. As a relative newcomer, I feel humbled. The feeling that it conveys must have compensated for the flaws in technique.

I never could get this image close to the vision I had for it initially, and the comments criticizing aspects of it were the very things I myself struggled with and didn't solve. I am thrilled that something about this image has spoken to so many of you.

The model is a very important figure in my life - my father. I would really like you to visit the link below, where I unveil his face and do a short pictoral history of his life as a musician. I created this page specifically because so many of you were impressed with his hands and wanted to learn more about the man. I hope you enjoy.

Any feedback would be appreciated. I've been letting him read all of the comments you have made, and he has loved them.

My Model
08/24/2005 12:05:28 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2005 06:57:13 PM
Love the character in those hands. Makes me smile.
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08/23/2005 05:31:34 AM
excellect 8
08/22/2005 06:03:26 PM
IMHO should have gotten the face in the shot if he is ninety. 7
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08/22/2005 03:44:02 AM
Nice! his hands alone tell a story. great choice of going B/W.
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08/21/2005 06:52:00 PM
Nice angle and DOF.
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08/21/2005 06:41:17 PM
I love the textures here. Well shot. Well processed. Well presented.
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08/21/2005 02:41:04 PM
Attractive b/w study exalting the flute. Bumping up.
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08/21/2005 08:26:30 AM
Great capture. Nice clarity and I love the contrast. Never give up that passion no matter how old you feel.
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08/20/2005 09:55:26 AM
Love it, and I applaud your decision to go with just the hands. Presumably this musician has a face that's as interesting as these marvellous hands, but your approach, leaving the face to the viewer's imagination, appeals to me more. 9
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08/19/2005 10:00:42 PM
Wonderful B&W work.
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08/19/2005 07:42:35 PM
Wow, there are several things that many would say are wrong with this shot... It's cropped very tight at the bottom. It's square crop which IMHO is very hard to make look 'natural' for lack of a better term. The focus is a little shallow as shown most by his right hand pinkie. Ya cut the guys freakin head of for god's sake. But the more I look at it the more I feel that the gentleman here has a great love of life and music and has enjoyed all of it. I can here him playing...
Break the rules some more, I beg ya.
TC
I felt drawn back to this shot and tears came to my eyes because I realized part of why this moves me so much. Put a guitar in this gentlemans hands and this would be my father if he were still alive... Thank you for this.
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08/19/2005 07:26:35 PM
I like your subjects hands. Good luck
08/19/2005 03:39:58 AM
very nice. wonderful contrast and sharp focus
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08/19/2005 01:44:16 AM
Lovely picture of the musician's hands. Excellent lighting. IMO, I think the picture would be more complete if you would have included the musician's face as well. 8
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08/18/2005 10:59:17 PM
awesome
08/18/2005 01:31:33 PM
Hello, I like this picture. I like the composition, the light. Congratulations. :-)
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08/18/2005 12:55:23 PM
This is a good capture. The lighting is pretty good, however, it maybe is a little strong on his right hand, IMO.
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08/18/2005 08:49:22 AM
one of my best in this challenge, i really like it, really nice, bu it needs a bit of more contrast anf focus
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08/17/2005 09:03:47 PM
I really like the lighting in this picture, it's really well composed too :)
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08/17/2005 06:21:21 PM
Wow. Amazing shot.
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08/17/2005 04:22:41 PM
I like your choice of black and white for this image, it really works here.
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08/17/2005 02:22:31 PM
Photo doesn't convey much of a sense of 'cookin''. I feel the dof should have extended to both hands, or been much shallower to say one finger. Range of tones doesn't work for me, there are burnt out highlights and not much shadow detail. This would work well as a study of light and shadow, but it's not succeeded on that level here.
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08/17/2005 02:16:12 PM
I think this is a strong picture and it is one of my faves, but it might have benefited from a portrait framing instead fo this square one.
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08/17/2005 01:18:03 PM
Love the lighting and composition... 8
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08/17/2005 01:02:58 PM
Nice b&w
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08/17/2005 12:03:04 PM
Waht can I say - superb! I'd love to see another shot of this man's face! 10
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08/17/2005 11:49:53 AM
Nice capture of old wrinkle hands. Would have liked to se the top of the wind piece
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08/17/2005 11:39:36 AM
Of the "closeup of the performer's instrument" genre, I felt this was one of the best. It's slightly out of focus in the foreground, but I think the quality of the man's hands make up for it. The highlights on the clarinet(?) are done right too. 9.
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08/17/2005 11:34:38 AM
a bit soft to me. If it was sharper, you would have got an 8 from me.
08/17/2005 10:31:52 AM
Very nice. Inspires me to do more in black and white
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08/17/2005 10:09:58 AM
excellent shot....i would have liked to see the fingers a lilttle sharper..8
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08/17/2005 02:34:31 AM
admirable shot. 9
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08/17/2005 01:00:50 AM
Very nice. I love the texture in the hands - the hair and the tones with the silver of the flute. One of the best I have seen in this challenge.
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08/17/2005 12:54:10 AM
Nice detailing. I wish his hands were a tad better focused, but I still like the feel of it alot. 8
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