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Johnny Truant
Johnny Truant
BobsterLobster


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Duotones II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Minolta
Location: The Cockpit, Leeds
Date: Feb 19, 2006
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Performance, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2006

Taken at The Cockpit in Leeds. Great band.
I have another version in my portfolio that I used dodge and burn on... darn this basic editing.
Camera was in outstretched right hand, flash in left via sync cord which I used to bounce light off the ceiling. Taken at 12mm.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 631
Avg (all users): 6.4984
Avg (commenters): 8.3704
Avg (participants): 6.6010
Avg (non-participants): 6.3248
Views since voting: 2697
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 315
Comments: 40
Favorites: 10 (view)


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06/09/2009 04:20:52 PM
I'm not much into Rock, but this image is really good. I like the motion, emotion, and the processing.
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03/13/2006 12:55:41 PM
AAHHHHH i new this had to be From BOB!!! i saw this in a challenge!!! i think this one trew me over the edge i want to have my room design in all stuff like this........Man this stuff is great!!!! You selling pics!! cuz im very enterested!
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03/03/2006 10:10:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Sheesh I couldn't have drawn a better photo from the bunch... One of those guys that I look up to.

Having played in a band and attended a plethera of concents, I can say that you are offering the viewer more than what is seen and/or remembered when one attends a concert such as this.

You have captured a frenzied moment in time, froze the action, concentration of the players, emotion the fans and presented it to us in a highly detailed fashion.

Tonal qualities are excellent, putting the viewer into the dark environmet that usually found in a club environment yet perserving all the needed detail to keep us involved.

Composition is spot on, one couldn't have asked for a better pose from the guitarist. The corrigated ceiling adds to drama. The lines of the ceiling are strong and try to lead me away (upward) but the detail of the the guitarist face and hair draw me back to the center of the shot.

This truly is a fun shot to study, as the more one looks the more one sees. The expression of the guy in the front row and the up raised hands shows the devotion these guys have to their idol on stage, who seems to be controlling them with his guitar held high.

All the mechanics play well together to make this a better than live performance shot.

The key points that make this shot what it is for me are the Detail of the guitarist hair (stringy over the face) and face (dark shadows create the detail), the leading lines of the ceiling, and the expression of the gentleman in the front row.

I realize it was a basic challenge as you did, but if there is any thing that I would like to see differently in this shot; it might be toning down a bit the hot spots on the guitarist belly and on the stage.

Also there is some fireflys flying around behind the guitarist legs that tend to distract a tiny bit.

Understanding this is a live performance and we can't say to the bass player "hey could you back up a bit" I might have cropped it to remove his nose and mouth or given us just a little more of his face.

Just my thoughts...

Over all this is a most excellent performance shot and I really enjoyed studying it in depth. Great job Bob.

Andy

ED: Typo

Message edited by author 2006-03-03 22:27:44.
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03/01/2006 01:33:38 PM
Very good live performance capture! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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03/01/2006 12:12:17 PM
Love this. Great capture of motion and passion of music.
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03/01/2006 12:02:21 PM
Great shot...I had this as 1 of my two favorites.

The Wide angle, the perspective, the crowds emotion..everything about this photo is great...I wish people knew how hard it is to get a shot like this.

You really inspire me bobster...I have a real desire to do a lot more event photos and your look is awesome
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03/01/2006 12:14:22 AM
Congrats on top 20.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2006 05:35:34 PM
I love everything about this image. It was really well composed. THe exposure, perspective, tones - everything...GREAT!
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02/27/2006 08:21:39 PM
Great lighting and focus.
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02/27/2006 07:18:47 PM
Truly classic rock shot. Brilliant!
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02/27/2006 12:25:08 PM
Wonderful capture .... Excellent job ! Good luck !
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02/27/2006 06:45:59 AM
fantastic work...great action 9
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02/27/2006 01:18:31 AM
great picture
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02/26/2006 04:31:24 PM
This picture is great. It really captures the escense of a rock concert and what is like to be on stage.
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02/26/2006 01:22:27 PM
wow.. gimmy gimmy i says!
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02/25/2006 04:00:52 PM
wow! what an image (duotone or not!) 9
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02/25/2006 03:36:22 PM
Hmm lemme guess, Bobster. Good picture.
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02/25/2006 12:19:12 AM
awesome angle..great capture!
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02/24/2006 10:48:22 PM
Great shot!! what else is there to say!!
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02/24/2006 12:28:40 PM
Awesome shot. Is this a rear-curtain synch flash? (Revisited - this is my favorite in the whole challenge. Hopefully enough people have tried band shots to understand how hard a shot like this is, and how spectacular your composition and exposure are. Even with the crappy border (ha ha)!)
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02/23/2006 10:20:58 PM
Wow. A lot of action and energy in this shot. You must have been on the stage.
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02/23/2006 08:11:10 PM
what kind of post processing did you do? congrats on the blue ribbon.
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02/23/2006 06:20:11 PM
Great concert shot. These aren't easy...
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02/23/2006 12:38:29 PM
This shot RAWKS! This is one of the coolest live shots I think I have ever seen.
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02/23/2006 09:20:50 AM
10..id give you higher if that was a choice!!!
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02/23/2006 09:13:46 AM
dynamic. i like it!
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02/22/2006 07:54:23 PM
Love the perspective here.
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02/22/2006 06:13:37 PM
Excellent concert shot!!!
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02/22/2006 06:06:51 PM
Would have been top-notch except for the unfortunate blowing of the highlight on his stomach and stage. I'm sure, however, you did the best possible for the conditions. The vertical lines provided by the ceiling add a ton. 7
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02/22/2006 05:22:04 PM
Cool picture
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02/22/2006 04:09:12 PM
nice capture of the moment
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02/22/2006 03:51:23 PM
good composition - very interesting to be able to see the audience - nice motion blur on his pickin hand
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02/22/2006 02:21:31 PM
Great Shot!
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02/22/2006 02:08:04 PM
a great shot, well done!
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02/22/2006 01:56:14 PM
The hair is killer in this ... It looks spot-edited and is seriously awesome IMO! FAVE
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02/22/2006 01:17:53 PM
Great concert shot! Outstanding composition, plenty of action and the perfect lens for the job.
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02/22/2006 11:27:32 AM
this pic is sweet as hell. 9
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02/22/2006 11:12:39 AM
very nice!
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02/22/2006 09:32:05 AM
HEE HEE - I remember this. Excellent.
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02/22/2006 12:51:10 AM
Really cool. The lines and angle work great in this.
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