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Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: New London, CT
Date: Apr 1, 2012
Galleries: Black and White, Music
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2012

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James Jackson III, director of the Thames Valley Youth Symphony. He is also principal euphonium in the Coast Guard Band.

On the Playbill was Dvorak's Symphony #9.

Regarding the darkness of the processing of this image, I made this as a choice. The original RAW image is brighter (shot at ISO800 using a f2.8 setting required no heroics to get it sharp or at good exposure), but I selected to go dark using Silver Efex Pro 2 (added pretty heavy vignette so that the focus could be on the conductor. Maybe I went a bit too far....

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12/17/2012 05:59:02 AM
feels like if his head was more in teh middle with more headroom it would work better as the focus of the shot, less of the lectern and more of the orchestra behind
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12/10/2012 10:49:45 PM
My preference would have been to see this a tad bit brighter in the center. He has a magnificent smile. So contagious. The girl behind him... hehe

Are your boys in this somewhere?
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12/09/2012 09:45:00 PM
Great choice on going darker and making the conductor the focus. Otherwise it would have been too busy.
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12/09/2012 02:24:33 PM
i think you went too far only because you've selected one story out of all the possibles, every face has made an achievement and tells us something. of course if you have to sell the image to the conductor then this is perfect! ;)
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12/08/2012 10:52:36 PM
Oh, his smile is magnificent! I really get a kick out of the one girl over his shoulder. And the dark processing works just fine, I think.
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12/08/2012 03:04:02 PM
Love the "McKayla Maroney Smirk" going on behind conductor! That's awesome!
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12/08/2012 10:45:21 AM
I like the edit. He looks so very proud and happy. The expression on the kids' faces are more varied. Fun image to explore.
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12/08/2012 04:07:30 AM
Well captured! Wonderful smile. I don't think you went too far with editing.
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12/07/2012 11:26:00 AM
I like the darkness..and his smile, especially in contrast to the serious faces behind him.
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12/07/2012 10:45:49 AM
Inside and low light. You were likely forbidden from flash. Thanks for respecting the dignity of the performance. I like the mood.
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12/07/2012 08:13:02 AM
Black and white is very nice for the formality of this.
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12/07/2012 07:34:09 AM
Very nice! I would brighten it up a little, but might be my monitor.
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