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Lines and Angles in Perfect Harmony
Lines and Angles in Perfect Harmony

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Challenge: School Days: Geometry (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Date: Sep 11, 2006
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/54 sec.
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2006

One of my passions is making music. It constantly amazes me how such a beautiful instrument was created; how someone came up with the idea for the instrument and figured out just what size the keys needed to be, and at what angles they keys should be to make it easiest to play. It is truly a miraculous invention, no matter how you look at it.

Place: 83 out of 182
Avg (all users): 5.3455
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.6182
Views since voting: 756
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 165
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/24/2007 09:40:28 PM
For this to be more effective, I would have liked the whole set of keys in focus and clear. Personally, I like keyboard shots that are pulled back just a bit more than this one. I love the simplicity of a black and white keyboard, though. I agree that it's a very photogenic instrument and one I've always wanted to play. I play the guitar, which does have the benefit of being much more portable! :)
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10/09/2006 07:45:21 AM
Simple and effective.
I love this shot.
A pity you don't have the use of an external flash. it'll work wonders.
I noticed that you're shooting:
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/54 sec

Try to do an aperture-priority and close the aperture to around 9... and see what you'll get. Remember to use a tripod.
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09/26/2006 04:10:59 PM
Critique Club Review:

Either focus or depth of field is a little off. A smaller f-stop would have helped a lot here.

Lighting is dramatic. But the first black key doesn't show enough detail for me. I noticed one person was troubled by the reflection in the second key. To me it gices some reference for the shape of the key face.

Overall I like the picture. The composition is good, the whites are nice and white. It's the focus issue I notice the most.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2006 03:35:13 PM
the harsh shadows detract from this otherwise strong graphic image
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09/16/2006 03:09:06 AM
Just a bit out of focus.
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09/14/2006 01:02:40 PM
Wow, now that's a closeup! Love the angles...great work!
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09/14/2006 10:59:00 AM
A play on words more than visuals, me thinks.
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09/13/2006 10:49:09 PM
Nice work, but I think the idea doesn't totally mesh with the theme. I still think the photo is very nice though! One of the best piano pieces I've seen in a while!
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09/13/2006 09:01:18 PM
great title
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09/13/2006 08:30:51 PM
clean looking and nicely done...
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09/13/2006 02:05:40 PM
Lighting might be a bit harsh, the shadows are not appealing. I'd also like to see a deeper DOF so that both keys are in focus.
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09/13/2006 02:03:53 PM
nice focus and shiny
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09/13/2006 12:41:56 AM
What's that blue reflection on the right black key?
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