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Standing Ovation™
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Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Back Room, CA
Date: Nov 9, 2005
Galleries: Studio, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

So I would say this is my first real "studio-like" attempt (I usually do natural outdoor settings and candids) - and definitely my first triptych (thanks to the DPC forums for giving me some hints on how to do one of these things).

This is my Ovation CS257 guitar. I love this thing - I think it's one of the most beautiful looking and sounding acoustic guitars around. When the challenge was announced, I was envisioning a type of poster/advertisement shot of the guitar, playing off the title "Standing Ovation". I'm pretty happy with the outcome - hopefully it will catch the eye of a few voters.

The set up was pretty simple. My 4 year old son and I ventured to the local fabric store to get some black cloth for the background (cheapest photographic investment yet! $5.98) and taped it to the wall, with some of it draping on the floor. Took the floor lamp from the living room and a desk lamp from the kids room, moved them around the guitar to get the lighting I was looking for - had to really play around to remove the shadows. Took a number of pictures using the 70-200mm and the 100mm macro (which was used in the third picture). I tried to get enough of the guitar to show the rich colors and design, while also playing off the 'standing' concept. Was a fun project - and now I know how to do triptychs!!

Post challenge: Wha-whooo! Thanks everyone for the votes and comments! FYI, no post process cropping was done on these shots, all full frame pictures. I'm bummed about the last picture - I didn't realize the background blacks did not match until seeing them on a different monitor (after the voting started). Argh!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 234
Avg (all users): 6.6813
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.4141
Avg (non-participants): 6.9172
Views since voting: 2886
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 273
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/03/2005 03:51:19 PM
Amazing shot !! I will try to do this shot, but my guitar is missing the red.. humm lets see how it comes out with an acoustic guitar!
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11/21/2005 11:03:14 PM
Stunning!
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11/21/2005 09:37:51 AM
It was said everyone is tired of seeing guitars in challenges. I think you proved them wrong. Congratulations on a great entry and top 10 finish.
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11/21/2005 01:12:46 AM
Congrats on your well-deserved top ten! Especially the restraint on your border and how well it complements the beautiful lighting on your subject.
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11/21/2005 12:13:58 AM
The cool Ovation look. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 05:54:36 PM
There's great harmony to this image...pardon the pun. Well done and good luck. bumping up.
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11/20/2005 04:56:27 PM
7 - Good, nice and 'clean'. Criticism; not much, mainly the red inner thin frame, not sure if perhaps a darker red, or different color may have made this better in my opinion. Maybe just a little more contrast/color. More definition in the detail in 1 & 3 too, but almost impossible I realize at this 'size'. Good 'showcase' via triptych. Up to 7 from 6.
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11/17/2005 04:51:01 PM
can I have one as well, please :)
the right one is the stronges, but the ohter two aren't bad at all.
rock on.
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11/17/2005 02:32:14 PM
I keep reading this as standing ovulation. I am weird. I know.
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11/17/2005 03:37:44 AM
hahah "™", i used to own a celebrity deluxe, good shots!
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11/17/2005 03:21:17 AM
love the colours, composition and subject, the red on black border is a terrific choice, the cropping in the right hand shot is a bit close on the left.
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11/17/2005 12:05:21 AM
Beautiful axe. Clever title :-) I really like your lighting in the shots, very nice. Good detail. The shots work nicely together. Well done.
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11/16/2005 08:14:13 PM
good one
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11/15/2005 01:06:03 PM
Excellent arrangement. Very classic approach. Good luck
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11/15/2005 12:17:43 PM
lighting is perfect. i think if you would have had the background thats in the far right shot in all images it may have helped consistency. still very highly rated. well done.
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11/15/2005 12:11:00 PM
Excellent images for a triptych. I like the simple and thin red border that really helps make the images pop. - 10
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11/15/2005 07:10:21 AM
Excellent shots, some of the best guitar shots I've seen for a while. 8.
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11/15/2005 05:09:24 AM
I can see this hanging in a music-lovers home or an upmarket music themed restuarant. Well constructed with just the right colours and exposure.
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11/15/2005 03:13:05 AM
VERY nice triptych! Great colors and nice lighting. Great choice of subject as well.
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11/15/2005 03:12:12 AM
Very well photographed and excellent composition for a triptych. The lighitng is perfect. This is in my top 10.
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11/14/2005 10:56:20 PM
i love them! good shots and i like the borders. well done. 8
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11/14/2005 10:41:52 PM
Nice shot. I think I would like it better if the guitar had been placed at a different angle in the first frame, but that's just me being picky.
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11/14/2005 10:03:38 PM
nice!!!
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11/14/2005 09:28:31 PM
great picture the colors are great i like how the border matches the color of the guitar...10!
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11/14/2005 06:26:42 PM
Lovely colors and great detail. One of my favorites.
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11/14/2005 04:36:00 PM
I love Ovation guitars. :) Beautifully done. I don't know what to suggest for improvements. Really nice job!
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11/14/2005 03:40:09 PM
I ove the two close ups, they add a great deal to the main photojavascript: do_vote(10)
10
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11/14/2005 07:49:12 AM
Very nice image. The red trip around your panels really makes it pop. The quality of the shots is exceptional.
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11/14/2005 12:25:12 AM
nicely put together
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