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Interpretive Dance of the Virtuoso
Interpretive Dance of the Virtuoso
paganini


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Home
Date: Oct 14, 2002
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 15 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2002

Violin, Laser Pen, Long exposure, dark room.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 256
Avg (all users): 6.7687
Avg (commenters): 8.1212
Avg (participants): 6.7610
Avg (non-participants): 6.7798
Views since voting: 3799
Votes: 268
Comments: 39
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/02/2003 04:39:42 AM
this reminds me so incredibly much of one of my all time favorite movies--Fantasia. awesome photo.
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10/30/2002 12:14:00 AM
Tony, You did a beautiful job creating this fine image. Congratulations!
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10/28/2002 05:18:00 PM
Thank you all for your comments.

As far as the shot itself, it was created using a laser pointer but the post processing with increase constrast and saturation made the lines look more "solid" than it was when the photograph was taken. The reason is that the laser hits the violin wooden surface the reflects in different direction which makes it look fuzzy.

The idea was to create "sound waves" around the violin, while making the violin more VISIBLE from the laser light. Hence the title, Interpretive Dance.

10/28/2002 02:47:00 AM
First shot I've added to my favorites. Congrats on an awesome shot and placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2002 08:41:00 PM
Nicely composed. Ingenious idea 10 Gotcha
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10/27/2002 08:00:00 PM
It's a great idea, using a laser pointer to light up this violin! It looks wonderful, somehow strange, not from this earth...
I love this pic and give you a 10 for it - KAOS.
Note: The onliest point to criticise, I've got is - the top at the lower right side of the violin is missing.. and there is one part, where the lines don't fit together - why? That's interesting...
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10/26/2002 11:56:00 PM
very nice.
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10/26/2002 09:19:00 PM
awesome! did u use a laser? i messed around with lasers before, never got anything as good as this. i want to hang this on my wall :-) 9--shutterfly
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10/25/2002 11:32:00 PM
Cool! How do you guys/girls come up with these great ideas?? I love this. lhall
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10/24/2002 08:27:00 PM
Very nice!
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10/24/2002 07:00:00 PM
Very nice, good use of laser light. A less random pattern would have netted you one more point from me. 9 Swash
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10/24/2002 04:02:00 PM
WOW WHAT AN EXCELLENT SHOT OF HOW IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE THE LASER LIGHT CREATED THE VIOLIN! U GET A 10 FROM ME - vw4lyfe
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10/24/2002 12:33:00 PM
Very cool.
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10/24/2002 08:23:00 AM
Not the most interesting object to do this on. Compare it to the table and nude.
10/24/2002 04:27:00 AM
lazer pointer? Very cool shot/idea. 9 wingy
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10/23/2002 09:31:00 PM
This is pritty cool! -Clicker-
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10/23/2002 07:02:00 PM
Hey, great creativity on this one. At first I thought it looked too buys, but now I really like the effect. 9
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10/23/2002 06:19:00 PM
GUESS WHAT... SPONGE BOB IS MEAN TO SQUID
10/23/2002 10:25:00 AM
This is a great photo. Love the laser light.
Vote 10
Sonifo
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10/23/2002 06:46:00 AM
This is an interesting picture, but had it not been for the title, I would never have figured it out. However, hats off to you for the work it took to achieve this. 5
10/22/2002 10:49:00 PM
Oo, wow that's cool, I've got to get me a laser pointer!
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10/22/2002 12:35:00 PM
did somebody turn you in? of course you didn't violate editing rules, you used an open shutter and a laser pointer, right? very very nice, if i was you i'd take the administrator's editing disclaimer as high praise. nine for you.
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10/22/2002 11:12:00 AM
great composition here...love the movement on this shot...evokes the frenzied bow and fret work of stringed performance. very emotive, makes me hear music. Great work! ~mcmurma
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10/22/2002 10:50:00 AM
this idea has been presented better in another photo in this challenge.. still give you a 7 though
10/22/2002 10:25:00 AM
Loaded finally - clever
10/22/2002 09:44:00 AM
Very interesting photo. I'm going to have to get out my laser pointer & see what I can do. Focus looks good, lighting is excellent, subject matter is great. 9 waltoml.
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10/21/2002 08:24:00 PM
very nice and creative, a 10. Don't think you needed the administrator note though.
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10/21/2002 07:33:00 PM
very cool! neat picking: i wish all of the laser lines wer inside the shot. but very good.
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10/21/2002 07:04:00 PM
great composition, the best laser photo for sure.
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10/21/2002 05:33:00 PM
dynamic. interesting. 7
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10/21/2002 03:59:00 PM
I think that if this would have been the only laser shot, I would have rated this a 10. The laser in the one with the nude was more uniform. I'm only counting this one down is because of the pink spots (maybe more exposed areas). Is that a fair assessment? Otherwise, I like the effect and the composition. 9
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10/21/2002 03:37:00 PM
Your treatment of the instrument with the laser has the effect of a bas relief rubbing...... quite good use of the entire picture plane and enjoyable subject matter. undieyatch
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10/21/2002 03:36:00 PM
I like the way the red "dances" over the violin and brings out the details of it. The only thing I think would have been neater would have been if you could have made the light more steady and rhythmic. Except for more modern music (12 tone and the like), I associate the violin with steadiness and precision. This looks frenzied to me, but, hey, what do I know? karmat
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10/21/2002 01:19:00 PM
good, clever shot. the only thing i'd like to see is maybe more line density. mag99
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10/21/2002 11:09:00 AM
Very cool.
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10/21/2002 09:33:00 AM
I see you had the same idea I had. :)
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10/21/2002 09:13:00 AM
not sure why this needed an administrators note... the effect has been used on several pictures on the site.. slow shutter speed with a laser projected acros the object... nicely done..
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10/21/2002 06:36:00 AM
very unique concept... paganini maybe? :) Good shot... did you, by chance, try this shot flipped horizontally? kudos :) - setzler
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10/21/2002 04:45:00 AM
Im guessing at a long exp lit by a lazer, its a brilliant efect
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