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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Southern CA
Date: Feb 7, 2009
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10
Galleries: Advertisement, Music
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

Hope you enjoy. I like the way this turned out. I'm hoping to beat my PB with this?


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Gibson Les Paul Self Tuning Robot Guitar

Statistics
Place: 435 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.7636
Avg (commenters): 6.5200
Avg (participants): 5.7518
Avg (non-participants): 5.8250
Views since voting: 618
Views during voting: 643
Votes: 495
Comments: 54
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/18/2009 01:09:09 AM
Thank you very much for this comment. Puts a smile on my face!
Originally posted by Dr.Confuser:

We've seen an aweful lot of guitars over the years but this is about the best I've ever seen. Black background was inspired. The form and shape of the guitar are pleasing. The color is subtly managed. DOF is powerful. Among best in class.
03/18/2009 01:06:13 AM
Thank you all for your comments. I was hoping for a PB of 6.13 or better but I'm happy with 5.75. The light coming in the top right was supposed to represent the stagelights.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 06:28:50 PM
Nice detail capture.
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03/17/2009 02:13:13 PM
like the lines on this
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03/17/2009 10:28:21 AM
Cool perspective, I like the color of it as well.
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03/17/2009 10:09:11 AM
Good shot, and I really like your perspective.
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03/16/2009 07:16:43 PM
Lovely muted color and nice composition.
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03/16/2009 12:25:15 PM
nice still life photo, although guitar could be whole (at least on the sides..)

still 5 from me ;D
take care
brano
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03/16/2009 02:56:47 AM
fantastic lighting and i like the POV
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03/15/2009 09:10:54 PM
Pretty sweet!
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03/15/2009 08:31:36 PM
We've seen an aweful lot of guitars over the years but this is about the best I've ever seen. Black background was inspired. The form and shape of the guitar are pleasing. The color is subtly managed. DOF is powerful. Among best in class.
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03/15/2009 05:15:41 PM
Nice Les Paul and well photographed.
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03/15/2009 04:47:41 PM
Excellent stock photo type image of this electric guitar. Great angle and good lighting. 7
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03/15/2009 10:07:08 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments not. Wow, what great detail and DOF on this shot of the guitar!!! I love how you composed it such that the neck acts like a leading line that runs off to the vanishing point to the horizon. Very much like a pathway for the eye to travel upon. But that same pathway needs a little something to add extra zing to this photo.....Hmmmm. Hey! You know what would be really cool?!?! If you could get this same wonderful set-up and have it on a stage such that the neck of the guitar leads off to the seats in a theatre with what appears to be stage spotlights shining on the guitar in both upper corners of the composition. Lights, music, PLAY! It would have a look and feel of getting ready to put on a music show with just the guitar and the backdrop setting (pardon the pun) the stage for projecting that idea to the audience. If you have any way of accomplishing this I highly recommend doing it. It might mean going out of your comfort zone and asking someone you know connected to the theater to use it or asking a complete stranger for use of their facilities with the promise to credit the place in the commentary as a form of advertisement. The worst they could say is no. But if they say yes, and all elements come together this great above average shot could be catapulted to the exceptional category of 9 or 10 just by applying some star power (and yes that is a guitar hero reference;-) )
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03/15/2009 10:06:16 AM
Nice angle and lighting.
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03/15/2009 08:58:45 AM
nice perspective - well done
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03/15/2009 03:04:33 AM
nice still life shot. no harsh highlights here, 6
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03/15/2009 02:59:30 AM
Nice detailed closeup of a guitar. I like the color.
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03/14/2009 07:19:47 PM
Good Dof.
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03/14/2009 06:57:54 PM
nice perspective and beautiful color
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03/14/2009 04:13:12 PM
Great angle and great title! 7
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03/14/2009 01:11:15 PM
great lighting
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03/14/2009 12:20:43 PM
The guitar feels cramped in the frame. I think perhaps a tighter crop could have benefited this.
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03/14/2009 12:13:00 PM
excellent perspective and dof
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03/14/2009 11:49:04 AM
Turn it up! Great angle. Nice reflections in the chrome knob on right.
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03/14/2009 11:28:59 AM
Great perspective on a classic shot. Well done.
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03/14/2009 08:03:11 AM
This is brilliant- so simple and yet so effective, one of my top 10.
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03/13/2009 11:33:24 PM
Good lighting
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03/13/2009 10:21:01 PM
Nice even lighting, and the background works. My nitpick would be the missing speed-knob (the chrome really looks out of place), I might have cropped the red tab on the input jack, and might have even used a larger aperture to put the tuners oof.
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03/13/2009 10:20:57 PM
Nice perspective and lighting.
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03/13/2009 10:33:17 AM
Nice shot
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03/13/2009 08:23:40 AM
Nice perspective. I do like the detail and the background works very well.
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03/13/2009 05:29:44 AM
nice ready to rock shot
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03/12/2009 05:55:29 PM
wow, stunning!
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03/12/2009 03:26:33 PM
nice etude...
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03/12/2009 03:13:16 PM
Good idea, however I think that placing the guitar in a diagonal would have made a better composition leading the eye through all the picture.
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03/12/2009 01:45:55 PM
My attention is drawn to the illuminated knob on the right.
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03/12/2009 12:08:08 PM
Nice lighting. The three hot spot are a little distracting but not to bad and an easy fix. Nice,sharp image.
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03/12/2009 11:48:46 AM
this is well done. Simple subject yet effective. Lighting is well done.
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03/12/2009 11:37:27 AM
Interesting perspective
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03/12/2009 10:21:30 AM
great pov and lighting in this
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03/12/2009 05:57:29 AM
Nice focus though I might have chosen a slightly lighter coloured background to highlight the edges of the guitar
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03/11/2009 10:24:49 PM
I love the prespecective and coloring.
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03/11/2009 07:14:10 PM
Interesting perspective. Would have liked some glint off the metal strings.
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03/11/2009 04:51:03 PM
not much interest here
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03/11/2009 03:06:38 PM
interesting angle, colors and light. nice shot
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03/11/2009 02:44:29 PM
One of the nicer guitar photos I've seen. 7.
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03/11/2009 02:39:11 PM
great light 8
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03/11/2009 12:45:15 PM
interesting perspective. I like it!
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03/11/2009 11:11:12 AM
Very well lighted. I would have cloned out the three bright spots on the right also just to make it more even.
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03/11/2009 05:44:32 AM
cool capture
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03/11/2009 02:44:23 AM
great perspective and great colours, nice work.
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03/11/2009 01:22:15 AM
excellent colors and tones...great DOF
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03/11/2009 12:56:19 AM
Very nice viewpoint. Very large DOF for being this close. Very sharp throughout, and good background, though we can see some lighting on the upper left. And no trace of camera reflected in the paint or chrome.
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