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A Musician's Best Friend
A Musician's Best Friend

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Challenge: Best Friends (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2005

Spot edited version: //gallery.deworks.net/revybandet05/dsc_0021_gimp_001

This is Frank, the piano player and composer in the band for a show I was working on the last few weeks. His expression tells the tale; the ability to express himself through the piano and other instruments make them his best friends.

Place: 77 out of 242
Avg (all users): 5.4105
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.2826
Avg (non-participants): 5.4612
Views since voting: 903
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 324
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2005 09:57:40 PM
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03/20/2005 05:15:39 PM
Very cool photo but I think I'd like to see a little more of the piano...
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03/18/2005 11:09:31 PM
Nice shot but I think the skin tones are too blown out. Bring that area and the keyboard down alitle and I think the mood will change nicely!.. just my opinion.
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03/17/2005 10:30:23 PM
best friends is a little iffy. Nice material, though.
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03/17/2005 10:28:24 PM
This photo seems to be out of balance.
According to the title, the subject is the instrument (musician's best friend), yet in the picture, the piano only seems to take up 3% of the image space (i calculated!), with a clear focus on the musician.
Of course, his eyes do lead you down there, but then my attention was more drawn to the hand then what the hand was touching.
Great shot though, i really like it. Only problems are this disagreement with the title, and it doesn't really convey the theme to me.
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03/17/2005 07:34:06 AM
I really like this image - it is much more than a simple snapshot. I think the decision for BW was obviously correct. The dark tones of the clothing and background contrast beautifully with the keyboard and the fleshtones. The cluttered look of the background, though indistinct and not overwhelming, subtracts from the impact, especially the bright white objects just above the subject's hand. I like the expression on the face but this part of the photo seems a little soft (which could cost you with the DPC obsession with sharpness). I like the crop too. Finally, the title. I usually don't comment on titles, nor to I ever include them in my voting judgment. I will only suggest that rather than using the title of the challenge as part of the title, find a way to suggest it without using the word. Maybe "musician's connection" or something. This is a very nice entry and will surely finish in the top half of the pack. Just where is hard to say.
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03/16/2005 11:15:39 PM
beautiful concept and lighting.
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03/16/2005 10:11:54 AM
very good contrast, i like this image
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03/16/2005 09:10:28 AM
I like everything about this shot! Composition, lighting and the dark radiance works really well here. You captured great emotion in his eyes. You can "feel" that his music is definitly part of his soul.
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03/16/2005 06:37:43 AM
This rock! :)
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03/16/2005 12:26:16 AM
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