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the old violin
the old violin
ursula


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fill the Frame II (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2007-08-09
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Jan 25, 2007
Galleries: Still Life, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2007

composite of a number of closeups of an old, beat-up violin. Shot RAW+JPG, put together in PSCS3 by stacking images and selecting areas to delete in layers to have lower layers show through. Each image was adjusted for levels first.

After it was together, cropped, added border, adjusted colours slightly, resized, sharpened, saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.7193
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.4186
Avg (non-participants): 7.0235
Views since voting: 1975
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 171
Comments: 25
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/03/2007 10:03:01 PM
Beautiful Ursula, simply beautiful!
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02/02/2007 12:43:40 PM
Oh my! How incredibly striking and beautiful! What a composition! 3 dimensional. Rich. Wow!

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02/02/2007 06:55:26 AM
This is the best of the challenge IMO. I give it the gold ribbon. The textures, colors, curves, spirals and dots all put together in a masterfully artistic creation. This is why Expert Editing rules should stay.
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02/02/2007 06:31:16 AM
No words, but... Exceptional!
Pictures like this never win ribbons at DPC, but for sure wins a place at the sun, forever!!!
Congrats, Ursula.
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02/02/2007 01:02:35 AM
This is really beautiful and very nicely put together. Wonderful colors, textures, composition! A lovely tribute to this wonderful old piece!
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02/02/2007 12:29:07 AM
Wow. You do EVERYTHING! This is gorgeous, Ursula - really lovely.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2007 09:18:08 PM
this is like a tribute to Cubism. Some of the first movements toward Abstract Art, including Cubism, utilized the sensuous shapes of violins and other string instruments, probably for the musical connotations as much as the visual beauty. I find it thrilling to see you do the same thing via the purely representational medium of photography. 10
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02/01/2007 02:02:02 PM
I love the textures in this. Lovely use of expert editing to create a very intriguing composition.
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01/31/2007 10:27:55 PM
Wow! What's not to like on this one? Interesting subject matter, technically solid camera and PP work, and a very tasteful and imaginative use of the ruleset. Geometrically speaking, the composition has an almost musical quality to it, irregardless of the subject matter. Job well done.
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01/30/2007 06:07:03 PM
Beautiful portrait - the lighting and composition really bring out the colours, texture and intricacy of the instrument. What beautiful handiwork and beautifully captured too.
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01/30/2007 02:26:36 PM
Wow, beautiful shot, love the colors and contrast in this picture. Very well set up and done. Nice work.
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01/29/2007 11:47:11 AM
Meets the challenge for me. Lovely blend of colors! Sweet shot!
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01/28/2007 07:06:22 PM
I like the colors nice job 10
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01/28/2007 05:16:49 PM
You did a great job of bringing out the detail. While the color is good I wonder how the b/w version would look in comparision.
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01/27/2007 11:15:32 PM
Beautiful work of art!
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01/27/2007 07:47:46 PM
I simply love this shot!
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01/27/2007 03:06:41 PM
one of my favorites of the lot.. good luck with this one, it's fantastic!
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01/27/2007 02:17:59 AM
excellent graphic result . love the colours . love the composition and crop .... =8
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01/27/2007 01:03:14 AM
Interesting shot, very abstract.
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01/26/2007 08:57:18 PM
Wow! Very artistic and abstract. LOVE the colors.
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01/26/2007 11:04:43 AM
This's really an interesting perspective.....I'd love to hear the story with this shot after the challenge. Love the DOF and the complex composition that manages somehow not to be too busy. Well done.
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01/26/2007 07:31:25 AM
Wonderful depth of colour and sharpness - well done.
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01/26/2007 07:07:11 AM
very rich colour and detail...excellent work...hope you do well with this
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01/26/2007 02:16:20 AM
Rich and beautiful.
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01/26/2007 12:28:15 AM
This is totally fav worthy...
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