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Silent Rhythm
Silent Rhythm
Jason_Cross


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Basement
Date: Aug 30, 2006
Aperture: f9.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2006

A simple picture of a simple drum against a black background. I love instruments and to me they are tough to photo. It is hard to find the right angle to make them interesting. This picture actually looks like butt in color, so I BW'd it, and I think it has come out ok. Even if a 5 is what this gets, I really like it and am blowing it up for my wall!

Light Crop
Contrast in Picasa to make background black
Sharpen in PS (very light)
Cloned out minor defects in drum
re-sized and saved

Statistics
Place: 191 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.9442
Avg (commenters): 6.9444
Avg (participants): 5.8850
Avg (non-participants): 6.1765
Views since voting: 1528
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 251
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/11/2006 06:00:07 PM
beautiful! almost sexy in a way. great shot.

edit to add: haha! i left almost the same comment during the challenge. rofl..sorry for the extra comment.

Message edited by author 2006-11-11 18:01:13.
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09/11/2006 02:47:46 PM
I like it alot. Took some time to figure out what it was exactly and that's a good thing sometimes.
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09/08/2006 08:38:03 AM
This has been severely underated! Great shot!
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09/08/2006 12:59:43 AM
Dang, I was way off...I feel silly now! Great job on a high finish considering there are almost 700 entries...keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 04:20:25 PM
Nice work here. took me a min to release it was a drum. It may work well in a mag that is designed around band instruments/marching whan't. But just doesn't hold enough for me. But it is very well exicuted.
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09/05/2006 11:35:03 PM
love the negative space! i love it! 10
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09/05/2006 05:16:25 AM
awesome low key color image, it was my first 10 in the challenge, good luck.
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09/04/2006 09:20:26 PM
Elengance simply stated, simply presented. Love how the light plays around the curve of the drum and illuminates it just enough to give us the identity of this musical instrument. The light carresses the subject perfectly. You present us with just a portion of this drum and that adds visual interest because the shape, the curve of the drum, is heighted. The negative space to the right might make some say it should be cropped out, but I say it serves a wonderful purpose. It serves as the perfect, simple backdrop for the presentation in that the drum slips out from the darkness and "pops" visually off the page. The B&W was an excellent choice for the photo as that colors would have 'complicated' and made the composition 'busy'.
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09/04/2006 03:10:36 PM
Nice freestyle.
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09/03/2006 07:07:01 PM
-VERY COoL!
-Unique and abstact
-Lovely lighting
-Score: 8
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09/03/2006 01:44:21 PM
Really nice B&W study - love the low key treatment.
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09/03/2006 12:06:29 PM
I like the shine on the chrome/silver against the black. Very nicely done.
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09/03/2006 11:47:47 AM
wow. thats very sleek. almost sexy. fantastic lighting. 9
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09/03/2006 08:26:05 AM
great clarity and lighting...would work great in a brochure for drums...
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09/02/2006 05:27:54 PM
Nice lighting on this capture. The drums makes for an interesting subject especially with the lighting you used. Nice shot.
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09/02/2006 05:06:44 PM
I don't know what this is but it caught my eye and I had to take a moment to look. So, that's good! I want to think it's something like the front end of an antique car or juke-box but it's probably some kind of modern kitchen appliance. Anyway, nice job on making us think...(at least me anyway! Doh...)
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09/02/2006 12:33:35 PM
beautiful black and white conversion. Lighting makes the scene.
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09/02/2006 11:34:47 AM
Feel free to ignore me, but I just have to suggest the Star Wars method. The first Star Wars movie was a revolution in special effects because the spaceships were dirty. They looked used. Used things hold far more interest than brand new things. Used things hold the spirit of all those who have used them. Show us a drum that's been played!
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09/02/2006 08:32:34 AM
I love it. Nice conversion and nice clean lines and sharp features. I love that the drum doesn't get lost in the background. Nice message.
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09/02/2006 08:15:38 AM
Nice low key study.
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09/01/2006 11:29:38 PM
slightly too dark would work better with more light
09/01/2006 07:58:59 PM
I like the simplicity, clarity, sharpness and composition of your picture. Very nice.
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09/01/2006 12:59:22 PM
Superb control of the lighting.
The subtle details are very clear and overall this works well with the negative space. Well done!
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09/01/2006 06:33:15 AM
A little less space around the drum IMO but a nice image.
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