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Challenge: New Year's Resolution V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Kitchen
Date: Jan 6, 2013
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Music
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2013

Very pleased with the finish and the wonderful comments. Thanks everyone!

The Subject: Getzen David Taylor Model bass trombone on top of a few of the exercises I use during practice, including Arbans and Daily Routine for Bass Trombone by David Vining.

The Resolution: This is more of a long term goal than a resolution. In order to stay sharp and continue to be able to play, practice is a must. My personal goal for the year is to become increasingly proficient on my horn, both technically and musically

Lighting and set up: Shot on the center island in our kitchen using light coming in from a window...

Processing: Crop and rotation using LR4. Added subtle b/w layer in overlay mode using Silver Efex Pro 2 to add contrast and reduce saturation slightly. Resize to 1600, slight sharpen using Topaz In Focus, Resize for web.

Comments: Some folks have commented on how daunting and difficult the scales look on the music behind the horn. Scales are easy...it is a matter of daily practice. Start slow and build up so the sound quality stays the same as the speed increases.

The approach one needs to take is to work at them routinely, daily, working through all 12 major scales using the same general approach and pattern...so that no key signature is really more difficult than any other.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.9466
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.5610
Avg (non-participants): 7.1222
Views since voting: 2116
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 131
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/19/2013 09:20:46 AM
Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon. Not easy to shoot with all those highly reflective surfaces. I know the year I made a point to practices the cello at least 6 days a week was the year I made most progress!
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01/17/2013 11:55:49 PM
Love the lighting for this. Congrats on the yellow!
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01/17/2013 12:03:53 AM
This just SCREAMS professional photo.
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01/16/2013 11:18:23 PM
Beautiful shot!

As you can imagine, I have the same goal this year with guitar. :)
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01/16/2013 07:37:20 PM
Ohhh Peter this is so WOW - congrats to you !
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01/16/2013 11:36:47 AM
Very well done! Congrats on your win!
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01/16/2013 11:06:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Peter. Beautiful image.
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01/16/2013 10:47:57 AM
Very happy to see this ribbon! Your comp set up works very well and the image has a real pop to it.
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01/16/2013 10:47:10 AM
Beautifully rendered image. Congrats.
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01/16/2013 08:21:10 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon. This was a 10 from me. Challenging scales!
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01/16/2013 08:04:24 AM
Love the high key vibe - really fresh feeling.
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01/16/2013 07:26:17 AM
Yay Peter! Congrats!
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01/16/2013 07:06:34 AM
Beautiful and congrats.
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01/16/2013 04:48:54 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Peter, I always love to see music related images getting a good score!
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01/16/2013 02:55:39 AM
Glad this ribboned, Peter, it really shows both your passions for trombone and photography.
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01/16/2013 01:37:32 AM
EXCELLENT ANOTHER ONE THAT I HOPED WOULD RIBBON XOX
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01/16/2013 12:37:03 AM
Beautiful and great idea....congratulations!
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01/16/2013 12:26:04 AM
Congrats on the yellow
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01/16/2013 12:15:07 AM
You always sneak these in ;-) WD.
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01/16/2013 12:13:30 AM
Congratulations. Lovely shot - beautifully sharp and clean.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2013 12:32:40 PM
Nice one peter. I see you have the 1 1/4 on there. :) Is that Arbans? :)
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01/14/2013 11:19:07 AM
Very busy, but at the same time clean. I like it.
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01/11/2013 03:08:44 AM
oh geez, at least they aren't chromatic scales. good resolution and polished brass
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01/10/2013 09:34:00 AM
WOW very sharp image, whould make a great stock photo.
Not one fingerprint on that sucker.
Very nice. One of my top picks.
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01/09/2013 01:36:38 PM
Bassbone for sure :) Lovely crisp and clean image.
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01/09/2013 08:23:44 AM
The best so far. Excellent lighting and comp. This must be shot by a brass instrument player :)
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01/09/2013 12:24:20 AM
Good stuff here!


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