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Ebony and Ivory
Ebony and Ivory

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Challenge: Perspective II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD250
Location: My house
Date: Sep 8, 2005
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2005

One key to life, is living in harmony.

Memories of Better Days

A bulky, dusty, out of tune
wooden box on legs
lingers in our family room,
and cringes in dismay.

When Grandma passed, a somber hymn
accompanied her ascent.
When Dad proposed they gathered round
And sang for hours on end.

On holidays and lonely nights
the music ebbed and flowed.
The technician came twice a year
And tuning gifts bestowed.

Arthritis cursed, the crowds dispersed,
a quietness crept in.
The once adored was now ignored
when vinyl took a spin.

The stranger dwells in solitude
with little more to give,
than memories of better days
when we knew how to live.

Written By: Roxanne Palmrose(greatandsmall)

Place: 202 out of 544
Avg (all users): 5.4469
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.2958
Avg (non-participants): 5.6107
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 273
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/02/2006 11:29:06 PM
great use of depth of field
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01/23/2006 07:43:41 PM
I really like te perspective on this one...I feel it would of been stronger though if the focus were at the front of the frame and gradually faded out. Does that make sense?
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01/10/2006 10:59:35 PM
I love the perspective in this shot. The reflection on the top of the ivories is great. The b/w processing with the slight sepia toning (it appears anyway) is perfect for the composition. Well done!
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01/02/2006 03:33:50 AM

Message edited by author 2006-01-05 05:23:15.
12/27/2005 02:06:11 AM
this is an excellent shot. i love the tone and how it adds to the vintage mood. nice work! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2005 05:26:45 PM
I really like the old feel of the piano, great job with the colors
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09/20/2005 05:29:14 AM
There has been several similar piano shots in this challenge, this is the best, great shot.
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09/18/2005 08:04:41 PM
Very strong composition which juxtaposes a dynamic presentation with a stable subject. Almost makes me believe you can create dramatic music on this thing. Well done! Among my top picks.
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09/18/2005 01:32:29 AM
Like the lighting and the BW treatment.
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09/17/2005 03:45:55 PM
Some perspective. For me, this could use a bit more contrast or maybe a bit more crispness somewhere. (Sorry, I'm not very good at technical critiques). :|
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09/16/2005 10:00:06 PM
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09/15/2005 05:37:37 PM
i like this because you can see some background and the whole thing fits together, the roughness of the piano and the background and the monotone, the light. the reflections on the keys are an unexpected delight. beautiful mood.
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09/14/2005 08:49:48 PM
Nice lighting.
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09/14/2005 08:43:23 PM
I love how this photo looks old fashioned. The quality is awesome in my opinion.
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09/14/2005 06:20:23 AM
I didn't like the low saturation at first, but now I do
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09/14/2005 03:32:28 AM
very beautiful.
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09/14/2005 03:26:54 AM
IMO, not enough lighting. I think I would like to see the keys whiter in this picture.
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