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Challenge: Something Old (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S200
Location: my house
Date: Jul 29, 2002
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/32
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2002

A copy of a 1636 Stainer Violin circa 1800. It took a while to get almost no shine from the 2 lamps

Place: 6 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.6654
Avg (commenters): 8.2195
Avg (participants): 6.7185
Avg (non-participants): 6.6094
Views since voting: 2596
Votes: 263
Comments: 46
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/15/2004 08:52:31 PM
I am new to this, however I have an understanding of how to set most settings on the Powershot 200 but I can't figure out the aperture setting. Could you enlighten me. I hope I am not being disrespectful and asking this in the wrong place. I like your picture as well, however I'm really not qualified yet to comment on it. Thank you.
08/28/2003 02:59:36 AM
Beautiful cropping!!
08/12/2002 01:29:00 AM
Thank you all for the fine comments... I guess #7 out of 181 for the 2nd submission isn't too bad :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2002 09:02:00 PM
Red violin? Beautyful! (Great movie too!)
08/11/2002 08:11:00 PM
This image has several elements that I find appealing. First and foremost is wood....I love earthy elements like wood and pottery. The wood here is nicely grained and has nice warm tones. Curves are another element I savor and curves are abundant here. The third aspect I like is the diagonal angle. Add all that to my love of music, which this represents so well, and the cropping is good. I like the dark/black background. Lovely picture, uncluttered...wonderful job!
08/11/2002 02:31:00 PM
great composition. I like the curves in the image contrasted with the straight lines of the strings. it looksl ike you may have cranked up the saturation in the shot. if you did, then perhaps you should reconsider. I think the natural colors in the violin could carry the image, and the muted colors might perhaps enhance the feeling of age.
08/11/2002 04:14:00 AM
great photo, i only wish the strings weren't so bright...they're blinding! the composition, though, is fabulous. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...8
08/10/2002 03:20:00 PM
The technical quality is good but, I just don't find this personally appealing. =8 Syamjonimi
08/10/2002 11:53:00 AM
Nice photo ... Wish the upper corner was completely black ...
08/10/2002 11:06:00 AM
Superb texture, warmth, and richness.
08/10/2002 10:29:00 AM
I would really like to understand the lighting technique you have used here to bring out the highlights. Wonderdul shot! Jak
08/10/2002 12:46:00 AM
Very nice colors here. I like the close crop as well, nice job
08/09/2002 12:20:00 PM
The color is a little intense, but a beautiful photo nonetheless. It looks well loved. :-) 8
08/09/2002 11:56:00 AM
Good technical photo. Good subject. Good suppression of reflections. very good, overall.
08/08/2002 11:21:00 PM
Good shot. A tad over exposed. Need a bit richer color to bring out the color of the wood and tone down the yellow sections.
08/08/2002 09:06:00 PM
I like this photo very much, especially the colors. Good focus, DOF and composition, too. Only the lighting is a little strange. The areas in the middle under the strings are too white and the gleam in the top right corner is a little too hot in contrast to the rest of the photo. But still a beatiful photo!
- stephan
08/08/2002 04:29:00 PM
I love the overly yellow tones and the angle and composition. Works much better than it would have done had you included the whole violin. The patina of the wood and all the wear and tear comes through wonderfully. This is the kind of thing I'd buy on a postcard.
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08/08/2002 02:52:00 PM
i love the way you can see where the strings are frayed. this is a killer shot.
08/08/2002 02:15:00 PM
Lovely colour and lots of detail in the wood grain--very nice andrewm
08/08/2002 08:43:00 AM
I love the framing and colours here. Also the high contrast appeals to me.
08/07/2002 10:55:00 AM
wow... this is a BEAUTIFUL instrument... you have done an excellent job on this photo... This makes me want to listen to the Paganini Caprici for voilin :) - great shot... - jmsetzler
08/07/2002 08:42:00 AM
The coloring on this is so vivid. Beautiful details. Wonderful! 10 lecalan
08/07/2002 08:11:00 AM
Good compososure, but the orangeish light isn't very appealing on the left side.
08/07/2002 07:57:00 AM
Nice rich colors. A very nice photograph.
08/07/2002 12:09:00 AM
Beautiful. The violin and the photo.
08/06/2002 07:57:00 PM
great color and background - much like the saw
08/06/2002 04:29:00 PM
This is a beautiful shot! It seems to me to be a bit overly red, but I like it that way. The framing is just right. The flare on the fret board is a bit distracting, but not enough to score you down for. I keep seeing little things about this that don't look good. The lower hole (don't know the tech name for it) in the violin, the upper section of the hole blends in with the shadow. Sorry, but too many tiny issues to leave this as a 10 (but I want to anyway), I am going to place you at a 9 with lots of plus signs (nearly a 10). Swash
08/06/2002 04:10:00 PM
Very good composed photo and I like the yellow glow.
08/06/2002 03:48:00 PM
nice use of diagonal lines and I like the coloring on this. karmat
08/06/2002 02:23:00 PM
Nice. The worn area give you a great feeling of old.
08/06/2002 12:59:00 PM
I think this is a very nice photo. I love the fact that you can see the texture/grain of the wood. Very nice composition and angle. Perhaps just a touch too much contrast/sharpening (could very well be me, though). Great work!!! 9
08/06/2002 08:45:00 AM
Strange yellow tint to it. Did you push the colour up a LOT? Love the shot though.
08/06/2002 07:42:00 AM
I love the warmth in this photo, but the slightly overblown highlight in the top right hand corner just spoils it for me a little.
08/06/2002 07:29:00 AM
Love this shot, one of my favourites this week. Lovely warm colours.Can't think of anything to add - lamedos
08/06/2002 03:32:00 AM
Perfectly fits with the challenge. The thumbnail looks much better than the original photo. That's because the sharpness, for me. Nice work.
08/05/2002 11:22:00 PM
The lighting and close up shot of this violin certainly fits the criteria for the challenge. This shot is gorgeous, and different from the cliche shots. Great work!
08/05/2002 09:40:00 PM
Something old. Use your photographic technique to emphasize the age of your subject.
Composition - very good
Technical Aspects - quite good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality - good
08/05/2002 09:04:00 PM
Top right corner is really bright, other than that, great pic!
08/05/2002 06:45:00 PM
Great picture, but I'd hve liked to see the whole thing... (7)
08/05/2002 05:00:00 PM
I like the composition here.
08/05/2002 03:30:00 PM
i like the framing and the clarity/color of this photo--it really shows the age of this beautiful old violin. the only nit-pic i have are the bright lighing on the neck (perhaps a diffuser or different placement of the light?) otherwise, very nice job! 8--amitchell
08/05/2002 02:58:00 PM
Great detail.
08/05/2002 01:37:00 PM
love it, nice colors
08/05/2002 01:25:00 PM
excellent example of old. good composition and lighting, very well done
08/05/2002 12:56:00 PM
Nice--even the yellow cast looks good.
08/05/2002 11:40:00 AM
Nice pic

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