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le petit et le grand
1st Placele petit et le grand
strangeghost


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Miniature (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Aug 3, 2004
Aperture: f 3.4
ISO: 150
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Snapshot, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2004

I was really conflicted about this one. I almost didn't do it. This is an American Girl (if you've had daughters, you'll know) violin, along with my wife's full sized instrument. I experimented with all sorts of different settings and lights, but really didn't like any of the results. This was with natural evening light, on my kitchen table. I had to really lengthen the exposure to get the soft effect I wanted. Harrumph.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 240
Avg (all users): 7.0393
Avg (commenters): 8.4762
Avg (participants): 7.1376
Avg (non-participants): 6.9766
Views since voting: 5709
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 280
Comments: 45
Favorites: 16 (view)


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06/17/2006 06:04:48 PM
I like this a lot.
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06/17/2006 04:02:21 PM
Very Nice! Really like the placing in this photograph, i think if you had really gone and shown the full scale of the miniature, you would have lost some of the "aw" factor. Nice job!
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03/18/2005 11:32:52 PM
Putting this little gem in my favs. Very good work.
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08/17/2004 02:45:37 AM
Congratulations on the bluey!
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08/14/2004 03:16:40 AM
A classic idea, congrats on the ribbon...
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08/12/2004 11:39:49 AM
congratulations on your blue!!! Well deserved, pleasing subject, great execution!
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08/11/2004 09:01:29 AM
Originally posted by coolhar:

Harrumph indeed. Congrats!

I'll second that! Congrats on your blue! RoB
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08/11/2004 05:59:21 AM
Mozart's mini violin. The size of violin i imagine the great composer used during his youth :) Congratulations
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08/11/2004 04:40:12 AM
Many congratulations on your blue. I was evidently some distance wide of the mark in my previous comment :-)
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08/11/2004 02:45:42 AM
One of my favorite expressions comes to mind looking at your lovely photo... "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity"! Congratulations on your well deserved Blue Ribbon!
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08/11/2004 01:20:25 AM
Lovely shot. You should be very proud!
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08/11/2004 12:58:13 AM
Well deserved.Congrats!
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08/11/2004 12:42:05 AM
Harrumph indeed. Congrats!
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08/11/2004 12:20:43 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon- a bluey! Most of us are still trying.

Message edited by author 2004-08-11 00:20:57.
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08/11/2004 12:11:33 AM
Thanks to everyone for their comments during the voting. I knew it was a good idea but didn't like the technical aspects of my composition. A last minute crop probably made the difference. My daughter has since corrected my description - it's not an American Girl violin, just a miniature instrument that she had on shelf of similar trinkets. We have three full-sized instruments in the house (my wife and daughter both play), so I spent two days shooting them in various settings and lighting, this was the best, though I was not completely happy with it as my pre-submission comments indicate.
08/11/2004 12:10:49 AM
Congratulations! A well deserved placement. Beautiful photo.
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08/11/2004 12:08:59 AM
Congrats! This was such an awesome shot!!! :o)
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08/11/2004 12:03:21 AM
Congrats John,
I was so hoping this would make the top 3!

Well Done!!
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08/11/2004 12:03:07 AM
Congratulations on your Blue. Very well deserved. Warm colors and lovely composition.
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08/11/2004 12:02:01 AM
Way to go Strangeghost!!!!!!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!
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08/11/2004 12:01:39 AM
Congrats on the blue - well deserved

Message edited by author 2004-08-11 00:02:12.
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08/11/2004 12:00:12 AM
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Message edited by author 2004-08-11 00:02:35.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2004 10:57:14 PM
Beautifull subject and colour. Fits the challenge. Deserves a ribbon.
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08/10/2004 05:22:15 PM
A perfect 10. Think this picture is really lovely just the way it is.
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08/10/2004 12:36:32 PM
I love the composition in this photo. Godd color and glarity. One of my ttop two picks!
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08/10/2004 04:43:46 AM
Good subject choice, neatly carried out, and ideally lit - but it has the look of a catalogue shot, an illustration rather than a dynamic presentation. I think people will regard it as a bit ordinary - competent technical work only takes you so far as regards impact. 6
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08/09/2004 12:53:17 AM
good colour and detail
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08/08/2004 03:39:10 PM
Nice composition, love the position of the instruments
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08/08/2004 11:53:28 AM
totally fits the challenge and lovely composition
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08/07/2004 10:23:42 PM
This image has "everything" going for it. Perfect: exposure, composition, objects, lighting, focus, and yes - emotion. I don't know or care how you got the wood of each instrument to be so similarily colored, but it's great. Even the title is impressive. If you are not French - the use of French words for the image shows true imagination.
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08/07/2004 04:31:44 AM
Nice colors and lighting. Excellent composition. <8>
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08/06/2004 02:27:46 AM
now heres a good one. well done 8
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08/05/2004 10:56:52 PM
Very classy look. Good job.
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08/05/2004 09:03:50 PM
fantastic shot. one of my top picks. hope it does well for you.
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08/05/2004 02:19:21 PM
Beau boulot! :D

Excellent job!
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08/05/2004 01:01:12 PM
Beautiful. Focus is perfect.
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08/05/2004 10:29:08 AM
Great Shot!
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08/05/2004 10:00:10 AM
Voted earlier, returning for comments.

I did not know these intruments breed. Nice warm colors. Bumping from 5 to 6
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08/04/2004 11:35:24 PM
beautiful! excellent composition. it almost looks like a real violin leaning against a double bass.
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08/04/2004 08:01:42 PM
Classy and a great shot for this challenge. 10
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08/04/2004 04:51:06 PM
Nice. Right on target for the challenge.9
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08/04/2004 01:48:03 PM
Nice picture. Crystal clear, and interesting.
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08/04/2004 12:27:35 PM
maybe it would look better in a black background...
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08/04/2004 11:46:24 AM
I think this is the best picture. I hope you win!
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08/04/2004 01:52:16 AM
Nice violin miniature!
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