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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Key II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Home
Date: Jun 27, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.0 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Music
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2011

This is my Yamaha YTR-734 trumpet from my high school and college playing days. It has pretty much sat in the case for the past 25 years, but getting a new lease on life as a subject for my photography now and then.

For this shot I stood the trumpet up on the bell in front of a window with white shear curtains. I used a silver reflector and some white board to bounce some fill light back onto the side opposite the window. The camera was on a tripod down low so I could get the angle that I wanted. Then I adjusted the aperture and ISO to get a long enough shutter speed to blow out the background plus get the DOF I wanted.

Thanks to everyone for the great comments and awesome score! I now have a new photo for my profile page!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.0610
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.8387
Avg (non-participants): 7.1128
Views since voting: 2556
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 164
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/06/2011 07:15:00 PM
I am so glad this didn't disappoint me score-wise. LOL!

I really do enjoy looking at this.
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07/06/2011 06:05:05 PM
Very verrrrry niiice!! :)
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07/06/2011 01:07:56 PM
Congrats ,a fine shot.
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07/06/2011 02:45:56 AM
well done and congrats.
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07/06/2011 02:19:09 AM
Way to go! Congrats!
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07/06/2011 01:26:38 AM
Glad you kept that trumpet around ,well done
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07/06/2011 01:18:45 AM
Congratulations! Very nicely done.
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07/06/2011 12:46:06 AM
Congrats Daniel. Love the tones.
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07/06/2011 12:24:01 AM
Wonderful, a big congratulations.
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07/06/2011 12:19:44 AM
Should've guessed this was one of yours, Daniel! Lovely use of the light esp on metal. Great stuff, congrats on the ribbon! :-)
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07/06/2011 12:14:57 AM
thanks Daniel! I didn't even see this one, but perfect for this challenge! Congrats
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07/06/2011 12:08:08 AM
Congrats, Daniel!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2011 11:38:58 PM
Beautiful! I really am enjoying this.

I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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07/04/2011 05:01:55 PM
I think the trumpet looks great in high key b&w. Hope this does well. 8
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07/04/2011 03:54:26 PM
Love it! So sharp!
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07/04/2011 01:46:21 PM
I really like the shapes and textures. I think it makes the metal really stand out.
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07/03/2011 11:53:19 PM
Good subject material for this and well done overall. Good luck in the challenge.
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07/03/2011 12:44:46 PM
Terrific abstract.
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07/02/2011 06:51:09 PM
As a trumpet player myself, I love this image. The silvery/white tones work great with the shadows and blacks. It seems like mostly a white image so you've got the high key down too. I hope this image does well.
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07/02/2011 07:37:14 AM
Very nicely done. The angle of the subject adds a lot to this photo.
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06/29/2011 05:25:10 PM
I am guessing Bassbone. Beautiful detail.
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