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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Date: Nov 26, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200 equiv.
Shutter: 1/4 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2003

One of my favorite tunes to play.... It always puts me in a "good mood".

Place: 82 out of 99
Avg (all users): 4.6690
Avg (commenters): 4.4000
Avg (participants): 4.5797
Avg (non-participants): 4.7534
Views since voting: 812
Votes: 142
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 01:34:32 PM
I like the idea ... I think I'd have tried a taller, skinnier arrangement so only one page of the sheet music shows, or else all the way horizontally so you see the top of both pages. On my monitor, the brightest highlights on the sax don't quite fit "the mood."
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12/06/2003 01:59:41 PM
good idea, love that tune but looks more like out of focus than soft focus
12/04/2003 11:39:29 AM
I've come to this photograph several times....I like the idea, and the composition...but, for me the musical instrument looks too out of focus....it distracts me from the overall effect of the photo. I know I am not a professional photographer and my ideas are just personal, yet I really like all the other aspects of this photo....
12/03/2003 07:43:23 AM
The sax (is that what it is?) was a bit too fuzzy to me - took me a while to "get" this one.
12/02/2003 10:58:55 AM
Out of Focus and Soft Focus are not the same thing.
12/02/2003 10:51:41 AM
Great idea for a nostalgic shot. Needed to soften the lights somewhat though.
12/02/2003 06:40:19 AM
Great concept, especially in this contest which is so full of ducks in the park and people's girlfriends. [9]
12/01/2003 06:45:38 PM
An interesting idea. I'm more struck my the shallow depth of focus than the soft focus. The sax is so out of range it is hard to tell what it is. I don;t feel a connection between the music and the sax. Maybe to have the instrument lying on top of the music, the white of the page could give a nice glow using soft focus...
12/01/2003 05:50:58 PM
This seems to me to be more of a shallow depth of field than soft focus. Also the highlights on the sax are blown out.
12/01/2003 06:56:22 AM
i'm not sure i detect the soft focus being used as much as i do the shallow depth of field. perhaps a broader DOF would have made any soft focus that's present a bit more noticeable.

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