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Three Mandolins
Three Mandolins
alexzen


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Painting With Light III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Jun 5, 2007
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: Bulb
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2007

Lots of fun. Attached a tube to the flashlight to give a more focused light that did not refract all over the place. Painted light as follows:

- on each of the curls, then the edges of each mandolin from behind to highlight the binding, then the middle mandolin and some highlights on the first mandolin. Had a pretty strong light so I was able to shoot at f22 with bulb. Probably about a 60 second exposure. 38 attempts.

PP: Camera Raw 4.1, then some levels, contrast, NI and sharpen. Not too much PP needed.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.7114
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.9078
Views since voting: 2785
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 201
Comments: 22
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/17/2007 08:22:51 PM
That's one stunning shot, love the light, the symmetry. The crop seems a bit tight/claustrophobic but I'm nit picking here. :)
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06/14/2007 02:20:24 AM
Great finish Ken, top ten is something to be very proud of.
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06/14/2007 01:46:50 AM
congrats on a great finish!
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06/14/2007 12:32:07 AM
Those old Gibson tailpieces sure are a pain, ain't they? Lovely shot, beautiful mandos, and congrats on a personal best. What's the one in the back?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2007 11:20:52 PM
Best of show ... in my opinion.
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06/12/2007 10:31:05 PM
Neat contours and use of selective light
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06/12/2007 09:56:13 PM
IMO this picture dnmc because the light source appears to be stationary. Outside of challenge. I really love this picture. The lighting from within, and the tones on the instruments are really beautiful. Composition looks great too. For the challenge I am giving a 4 for the dnmc. Outside of challenge I would give 7. Good luck
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06/12/2007 09:45:00 PM
Perfect lighting for the wood. Love the lines of the pic.
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06/12/2007 03:38:55 AM
beautiful!
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06/11/2007 07:01:32 PM
Now this is very nice, however I would prefer a bit more detail in the first mandolin. As it is seems more like a black spot than your subject. Just a bit of light would have make such a difference IMHO
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06/10/2007 05:14:11 PM
10=perfect!
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06/10/2007 12:01:22 PM
very nice!
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06/09/2007 11:27:20 PM
Nice play with the light great lines
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06/09/2007 07:14:47 PM
where's the non-stationary light source? apart from that, very striking image
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06/09/2007 03:42:20 PM
really nice controlled lightin - i like how we see the border of each three and only the details on the center one - 8
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06/08/2007 09:04:07 PM
Could have been a bit crisper. Good though. 8
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06/08/2007 03:26:57 PM
A very abstract image, which isn't really my cup of tea, but very well executed. There's a small part of the first violin (towards the right) that's lit, I think it's a bit distracting.
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06/07/2007 12:01:16 PM
Nice composition and good ligt
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06/06/2007 06:33:06 PM
excellent work, in my top 5
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06/06/2007 01:37:50 PM
This would make a fantastic poster. It's really excellent and if it were mine, it'd be hanging on my wall.
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06/06/2007 01:09:07 PM
beautiful shapes
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06/06/2007 12:10:48 AM
gorgeous :)
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