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Blues Fantasia in B Flat
Blues Fantasia in B Flat

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Challenge: Painting With Light II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Music
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Location: Canton, NC
Date: Feb 27, 2006
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

Set up -- Trumpet sitting on a piece of black felt.

The shot -- I used a 30 second exposure and lit the trumpet with a standard flashlight (which is why my silver trumpet looks brass -- bit of a white balance issue, but it looked better, I think, than silver) and the blue was made by two different flashlights.

Post processing -- cropped, saturated blues, desaturated yellows (a touch on both). Would have LOVED to clone out that one stray blue line and that hot pixel. :)

I have reshot this picture over the course of three nights. It is one of those that I felt like was a really good idea, and I really wanted to try to execute it well. I think it is good. BUT, when I feel that way about a shot, the voters don't. :?

So. I figure it will be yet another 4.3ish shot for me, but I will have it printed and hang it on my wall with pride, cuz I think it is kewl. :)

Place: 18 out of 187
Avg (all users): 6.1933
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.9011
Avg (non-participants): 6.3064
Views since voting: 1504
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 326
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2006 12:48:51 PM
Hmm, reminds me of my "Live Music" entry. I hope that means great minds think alike! My light trails were red instead, because that's what I had, and I think they work.
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03/08/2006 12:25:17 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this fantasia.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 12:28:44 PM
Awesome shot, but I'm not voting :) A 10 in spirit, anyway!
03/07/2006 11:05:18 AM
Nice. Would like to see the bell of the horn with the light more prominent.
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03/07/2006 12:35:05 AM
a little dark, but cool effect
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03/05/2006 08:53:27 PM
very cool! sorry i can't say anything constructive...
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03/04/2006 09:37:44 PM
A lot of musical instruments in this challenge.
Good choice of music for the picture :)
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03/04/2006 01:11:35 AM
This is good photography work done.
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03/03/2006 01:23:56 AM
Cool musical image.....
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03/02/2006 02:04:11 AM
the trumpet could have been lit just a bit better/defused, but other than that i love it
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03/02/2006 01:27:11 AM
Excellent. Nice and subtle
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03/01/2006 09:16:37 PM
Wow, this is amazing. The lighting on the trumpet is mostly even, and the blue wisps of smoke totally scream the blues. Honestly, I didn't read the title, and totally got the idea that it was playing the blues which is what a photograph is suppose to be able to do--get the message across without needing a title. 10
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03/01/2006 05:46:07 PM
Nice picture, a little too much light on the trumpet IMO. 7
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03/01/2006 07:39:18 AM
i really like the blue but the trumpet is to dark IMO and i think it would look better going to the left corner.
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03/01/2006 05:53:53 AM
Very nice concept. 8
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