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Music Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Beast
Music Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Beast

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Clichés and Sayings (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Tokina AF 24-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X 242AF for Minolta Maxxum
Location: Millenium Square, Leeds
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Performance, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2006

Singer and guitarist of the Polysics, the support act for Kasier Chiefs in Millenium Square in Leeds. A high-energy quirky and ferociously cute Japanese band.

Place: 142 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.4408
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.1975
Avg (non-participants): 5.5610
Views since voting: 1080
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 245
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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05/14/2006 08:37:22 PM
From the Critique Club:

Bob, let me preface my comments by saying it's kinda wierd pulling your shot for a critique. I have great respect for you as a gig photographer. We share a love for music and photography and usually have the same point of view on these subjects. However, on my Live Music entry, you had the opposite viewpoint from every other commenter on the pic and I think that is kinda funny. That said...

This shot is too easy to critique. It's damn near perfect. Incredible POV. Incredible use of shutter speed to get a perfect DOF and just enough motion to capture the energy of the moment. Incredible colors for the most part. The yellow guitar has some funky tones in it but that's a sniglet. I know how hard yellow is to get perfect for the web.

The only things I think coulda used a little improvement are the skin tones. They look a touch too light or maybe pink. The yellow like I said above is very hard to get right for the internet. And the one thing that catches my eye every time I look at this is how the hair almost dissappears into the background. These things are very minor though. Great capture of a moment and energy.

Why didn't this score higher? Who knows but the voters.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2006 10:16:59 AM
I like the small movement of the hand, gives this shot a small boost.
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05/07/2006 03:28:47 AM
Great work...love the movement
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05/06/2006 12:32:04 AM
hm... it does look like the music is bringing out the wild beast in this guy.. (as good music should) nice job - love the motion blur on the hand
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05/03/2006 10:53:18 PM
nice motion...subtle yet effective.
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05/03/2006 12:17:15 PM
savage beast as in terrible glasses.

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