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Blues Solo in A-minor
Blues Solo in A-minor
thegrandwazoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Time Lapse (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse")*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: my house
Date: Jan 6, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2008

Took 8 shots of me playing an ascending solo, camera on a tripod. Used 2 400ws mono-lights and 2 sb-800's. I chose 6 images, created the layers and started chopping them up. Taking into account the natural movement of the guitar I had to rotate the shots to line the fret board back up but it is slow natural linear movement. I did some sharpening , slight cloning, erasing, dodging and burning, hue-saturation, curves, flatten, re-size and save for the web.

Well here we go I hope I can keep my no DQ streak alive. I sure donít envy the SC on this challenge man are you guys going to be tired! Good luck gang!

:-)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 84
Avg (all users): 6.5742
Avg (commenters): 7.2333
Avg (participants): 6.3559
Avg (non-participants): 6.6255
Views since voting: 3609
Views during voting: 883
Votes: 310
Comments: 36
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/16/2008 04:29:24 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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01/14/2008 09:04:21 PM
Way to go Waz!!! Congratulations on your top 10!!
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01/14/2008 01:13:17 AM
This was one of my favourites. Fantastic shot. Love the quiet mood it creates. Congrats on top ten and a wonderful image, Erick.
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01/14/2008 12:14:20 AM
Top ten-- Awesome, Waz! And even with being off-key! :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2008 06:23:49 PM
another mutant guitarist?
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01/13/2008 05:22:51 PM
Fantastic portrait, hands on the frets are really well done.
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01/13/2008 02:16:45 PM
Very effective background and the hat adds extra character which is fun. Very clever photo.To be picky it doesnt look as though the guitar is actualy being played, in my opinion it would be better if his right hand was in mid strum, or along those lines. Having said this this is a very good photo and I hope it does well. :)
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01/13/2008 09:56:50 AM
Great lighting on this, nicely done.
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01/12/2008 09:42:21 PM
Scary!
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01/12/2008 01:28:46 AM
Excellent lighting, well done
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01/10/2008 07:51:53 PM
GeneralE: that's not a natural chord progression. I think he's bending notes.

ursula: the Blues is natural.

scalvert: but is it physics?

ursula: it's physical.
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01/10/2008 03:56:17 PM
Freaky, but the intense look on your subject's face adds a lot to the image. 7
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01/10/2008 12:09:08 AM
Technicaly great, but the hand looks unnatural to me. I don't feel motion as much as distortion. Maybe some blur?
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01/09/2008 06:58:46 PM
Lovely portrait. I think maybe (as a picture and maybe more than just a challenge response) the left hand could do with being either rhythmically cloned or having some motion blur.
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01/09/2008 06:45:53 PM
very nice as a portrait. nice colours. however, i would think that there should be some movement in your pickin hand. it doesn't look like it's moving at all.
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01/09/2008 06:05:01 PM
Wazz, this is friggin awesome. I love the positions of your hand. I would prefer it more if you were looking at the viewer, rather than the chords, to bring them into it.
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01/09/2008 10:33:33 AM
Dude. Never knew you had so many hands. ;~p
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01/08/2008 10:48:08 PM
Whoa... you would be a star at Guitar hero :)
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01/08/2008 08:10:17 PM
spider fingers. sick. nice editing
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01/08/2008 12:28:20 PM
Similar to another entry but this is far superior IMO. More fingers, all in focus, simple background, balanced tones. You have demonstrated good post-processing skills and the hardwork this must have taken is worth it.
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01/07/2008 11:51:40 PM
You did a great job on this piece. The lighting and composition are excellent.
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01/07/2008 11:30:22 PM
Cool idea.
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01/07/2008 10:06:27 PM
Good job.
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01/07/2008 09:04:02 PM
What the girls in high school used to say about you is true! You're all hands! LOL Nice job.
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01/07/2008 08:59:19 PM
Very cool shot! Wouldn't it be great to have that many hands? LOL! I gave this an 8 in voting.
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01/07/2008 06:43:59 PM
Turned out really well. The lighting is nice and you did a good job blending all the shots together.
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01/07/2008 02:05:02 PM
Very good.
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01/07/2008 01:19:19 PM
Good design
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01/07/2008 12:38:30 PM
nice one waz! cool portrait, lighting rocks. :)
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01/07/2008 12:15:00 PM
Niely done. It looks hard to blend all of those hands without making them floating in space due to a lack of an attaching forearm. You did well and have a great shot! 8
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01/07/2008 11:03:49 AM
Think it would be better if the right hand was moving too... but nice idea and looks good.
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01/07/2008 10:37:05 AM
Tricky! Took me a second to see it and then I was startled! Good job.
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01/07/2008 01:47:26 AM
Probably illegal, I give it a 2! :-P
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01/07/2008 01:14:04 AM
Wazzer, izzat you? That would make it easier to play fast progressions, wouldn't it? A nice portrait!
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01/07/2008 12:49:05 AM
great lighting and background...my thoughts are that the hands look too sharp, yeah I know, how could that be a problem? If there was some movement it would have been better, as it is it looks like a man with 20 fingers...maybe a slower shutter speed just to catch a little movement??? just a thought...in any case 8
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01/07/2008 12:26:49 AM
Hot!
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