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Challenge: School Days: Music (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX Aspherical HSM for Canon
Location: ediburgh
Date: Feb 11, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2007

Taken on the stairwell outside our flat, the model is my flatmate who is a trumpet player. Lighting isn't brilliant as the lights are fixed on the wall pretty firmly :P.

This is my first attempt with a model and I'm not fully happy with it, especially the lighting on the face, but i need to start submitting to this more and working with my camera if i want to improve. Also first use of my sigma lens, so there is promise for it.

Over Christmas got a book of a collection of images of jazz artists so thats what inspired me to go for this kind of shot for music rather than a set up shot of an instrument against some music.

convert from raw
clone out two small dust spots on the wall behind the model
smart sharpen

Place: 17 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.1550
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.7451
Avg (non-participants): 6.2953
Views since voting: 943
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/23/2007 01:36:07 PM
Lighting isn't brilliant???
You're right - it's perfection.
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02/23/2007 01:14:06 PM
good shot there, i like the composition, the lighting is not too bad. Well done on the 17th place BTW
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02/21/2007 12:25:20 AM
I like this one a lot, especially the moody lighting and pose. I'm surprised it didn't score better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2007 03:34:40 AM
too far to the right of the frame
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02/17/2007 08:26:54 AM
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02/16/2007 06:52:37 PM
Love the moody lighting. I like that you've taken the chance with the unusal composition with him facing out of the frame and through the railing. The risks paid off in my opinion, good work.
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02/16/2007 02:31:51 AM
Excellent! The verticle bars really add to this photo. Nice lighting too.
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02/16/2007 12:24:01 AM
nice. very nice. I think you captured the mood of themoment..
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02/14/2007 07:49:52 PM
Cool shot, definitely one of the better ones.
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02/14/2007 01:53:10 PM
Very moody image. The lighting on his shirt and face and the use of the hat and the stair railings to darken the image were all well done.
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02/14/2007 08:54:20 AM
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02/14/2007 01:26:14 AM
Nice shot. Lighting looks good and B/W works for this composition. The foreground is a little distracting but overall good capture.
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