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The Pianist
The Pianist

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: South Hill Park
Date: May 20, 2010
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Music
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2010

I had to do a fashion shoot for my college project with a couple of classmates. While one of them was shooting with the flashes I was just assessing shots so I would be ready when it was my turn with the lights.

I really liked how this actually came out!! I added more noise with the piano masked out, converted to black and white.

I don't expect this to do well at all, if it gets into the 5's I'd be very surprised! I hope to get some comments though, good or bad ..... though I do expect some comments to say I should run it through noise ninja, lol.

Place: 203 out of 380
Avg (all users): 5.5643
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.5413
Avg (non-participants): 5.6452
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 140
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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11/14/2012 08:15:59 PM
I like the grain, light and her pose a lot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2010 08:28:36 PM
Is she really playing?
06/05/2010 02:54:06 PM
Wow, what a great shot. Nice composition and nice job with the B&W.9
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06/04/2010 07:06:20 AM
the pose is awesome and i personally really like the choice of some grain - but I imagine it may not sit well with others
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06/02/2010 03:35:36 AM
love the tone in this one,,,,,,
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06/02/2010 02:09:28 AM
i don't like the noise/grainyness! but other than that great shot...8
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06/01/2010 09:09:18 PM
Great pose and vantage point. I'm not sure how I feel about the noise. It does seem to add a bit of nostalgia, but doesn't seem evenly apply 9really only visible on the skin).
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06/01/2010 09:19:13 AM
While I like your host I feel that the grain size that you have used here detracts from the shot. You have the smooth texture of the piano and a lovely young sophisticated women, so if you wanted to add grain I would have chosen a finer grain.
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06/01/2010 01:24:01 AM
Has potential but technically has many issues. Blown highs, plugged and noisy shadows, cutoff limbs, disconnect between model and piano, DOF issues (I think you need more of it in the foreground at the piano. Just the back half is in focus). I like your choice of B&W and the shinyness of the piano body.
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