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Cello in the dark
Cello in the dark

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Low Key (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: My living room
Date: Mar 21, 2006
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Performance, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2006

My old cello never looked better! I was surprised at how challenging this theme was! I just desaturated it, some quick curves, and resized. Submitted at the last minute after many tries last night and tonight.

Place: 14 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.2812
Avg (commenters): 7.0714
Avg (participants): 6.0111
Avg (non-participants): 6.4627
Views since voting: 1110
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 224
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/29/2006 01:55:17 PM
Simply lovely! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
03/29/2006 12:56:27 AM
I appreciate all the comments (and the scores) :) This is my highest score and ranking yet! I edited this picture on my laptop and I was disappointed when I saw it on my regular monitor that it appeared much darker. So those with LCD monitors probably saw the subtle detail in the right side that people with regular monitors couldn't (as some of the comments noted).

I personally really liked this picture and I want to re-take it with a little more light to make sure the right side comes through on the print. For the light I set a 2x3 softbox on the floor and propped up a halogen flashlight (actually an otoscope handle light) to shine through it in a darkened room.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2006 06:44:52 PM
much better then the other shot that is similar. great job.
03/25/2006 12:32:01 PM
gorgerous instrument, but very bad composition.
03/25/2006 04:51:58 AM
Like the composition, but possibly too darkness.
03/25/2006 12:42:44 AM
Very fluid lines
03/24/2006 07:42:30 PM
Way cool!
03/24/2006 03:45:54 PM
wonderful shot, very touching
03/24/2006 02:58:21 AM
Nice shapes and contours. I like the reflections I give it an 8
03/23/2006 10:34:26 PM
03/23/2006 07:45:00 PM
Very nice work
03/23/2006 04:48:09 PM
Too much dard, detailless space.
03/23/2006 11:57:30 AM
what a beautiful instrument
03/22/2006 11:14:52 PM
i am not sure about composition here. there is no semantic reason in shifting the cello to the left
03/22/2006 09:02:35 PM
I like the idea. The light is harsh. At least you understand the concept.
03/22/2006 03:39:56 PM
Excellent composition and certainly low key. Bravo!
03/22/2006 11:38:29 AM
nice, one of the better images in this challenge.. (7)
03/22/2006 07:41:58 AM
nice work...suits the challenge

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