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Sweet Music
3rd PlaceSweet Music
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak Z740
Location: Home Studio
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

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USM

lets see if I can redeem myself from my last failure.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.6160
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4336
Avg (non-participants): 6.7533
Views since voting: 8719
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 263
Comments: 30
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/10/2006 12:38:08 AM
Wonderful shot!!! I love musical instruments...I used to play the Clarinet!!!!
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01/03/2006 09:36:49 AM
nice rebound! keep it up!!
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01/03/2006 06:43:54 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!

I can't add much that hasn't already been said, but I can say this. There were many in the challenge that used a leading line only partially in focus. And while this adds interest, it does not add to the seperation of the subject, so needs more. You added this more with the sheet music. While many isolated words with DOF, thus providing a subject, this alone does not provide much interest. By combining the two you created interest and a subject that provoked even more interest (however unintentional) by it's unusualness.

Add to this the wonderful lighting and tones the only think I could think of to improve it would have been to include another sheet of music closer to the camera to emphasis the OOF of the foreground.

As I said, the lighting is wonderful, but it appears bringing the lighting up to this level in post-processing created some problems in the darker areas. This is unfortunate, but not critical enough to drag the photo down much.

Again, congrats on your first ribbon -- I would say you redeemed yourself nicely.

David
Critique Club
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01/01/2006 10:41:54 PM
A wonderful image. Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/30/2005 04:59:44 PM
Very nice composition. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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12/29/2005 08:47:22 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Anything with music catches my eye!!!
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12/28/2005 01:45:49 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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12/28/2005 09:15:57 AM
well done on your yellow ribbon
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12/28/2005 08:46:20 AM
A nifty and lovely composition. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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12/28/2005 08:20:23 AM
Well I thank you all for your votes and comments. Now let me answer one of the questions raised during this. The sheet music is not "Who let the dogs out" but actually Shrek dance party, it is a medley including just the way you are, Y.M.C.A., do you really want to hurt me, stayin' alive, who let the dogs out, feelings, happy together. arranged by paul murtha.

It was the only music sheet in my daughter's collect that wasn't torn up, wrinkled or stained. I never relized who let the dogs out untill after the voting started.
12/28/2005 06:40:09 AM
7 - Very good. Unusual sheet music there for this instrument. Criticism; looks like some gamma (could be grain) issues in the dark areas, especially at the fore. Good focus/focal points, good texture capture on the instrument and good DOF. Perhaps a variation in composition and/or framing may have made this even better, not sure. Up to 7 from 6.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:58:53 PM
Who let the dogs out? can you play that on the flute? ha. Nicely composed image.
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12/27/2005 03:22:14 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 12:14:48 PM
very nice. 7
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12/27/2005 01:05:53 AM
Wow another super, super shot, and another one that deserves a ribbon for sure......
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12/26/2005 08:31:24 AM
Nice composition. I like the lighting. 9.
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12/25/2005 10:31:08 PM
I adore it!
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12/25/2005 04:16:46 PM
I thought it was a wonderful picture even before I noticed that the focus was on "Who let the Dogs Out". Nicely done.
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12/24/2005 08:10:12 AM
one of my favorites this challenge -- like the b&w&silver tones. border adds to the package
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12/23/2005 02:48:18 PM
This one is very good. Nice DOF and great composition. The lighting is great!
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12/23/2005 02:05:54 PM
Saw the title of the Music sheet and laughed a little =) Unique shot!
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12/22/2005 02:16:52 PM
Great choice of subject matter to show DOF. Very good photo. Interesting choice of sheet music.
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12/22/2005 01:47:07 PM
I like this. DOF isn't as shallow as some, but it is a nice subject.
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12/22/2005 05:38:07 AM
nice, good use of the depth, and also of the objects, i seen so many pictures with objects which alined show depth but that is all, no feeling, on the contrary this picture does make sence ! so far my only 10
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12/21/2005 06:44:23 PM
Very nice composition. Many have included writings in their compositions, but yours is original compared to the rest.
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12/21/2005 04:30:33 PM
Professional, certainly thought provoking.
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12/21/2005 11:39:35 AM
Very classy picture, I like it - 9
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12/21/2005 08:55:43 AM
Outstanding!
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12/21/2005 05:16:01 AM
Great shot, of my favorites (10)
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12/21/2005 02:40:47 AM
Is this goodman? If not, please consider this comment as a praise for your image. The DOF is excellent and the mirror-like reflections is stunning. Hehehehhe. I love your choice of "music". Hey who let your scores out? 9
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