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Sight of Acoustic Sound
Sight of Acoustic Sound

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Challenge: Sound III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Home
Date: Oct 16, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Studio, Music
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2010

Set the guitar (Ovation) on a stand with a black velvet background.
Handheld my SB-600 flash with a diffuser about 18" above the guitar and shot off 4 test flashes at 1/4 power while I moved my right hand to 4 different positions during the long exposure.

Hardest part was shielding the guitar from all of the reflections in my kitchen (refrigerator, stove, cabinets, etc).

I wish that I had strummed the strings real hard before shooting so that the strings had some dynamic vibration movement to them. This will probably affect my score, but the set-up is already down and put away.

[Oct. 25th, 2010 12:09:36 AM]

Have had several comments about the color of this guitar. I have not modified the color in PS. The guitar is an Ovation 1982 Collectors Series acoustic-electric, Model 1982-8 (1908 of these were made). The color is called blueburst.

Here is a photo of the guitar head that I entered in a 2009 challenge
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Place: 5 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.5602
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4857
Avg (non-participants): 6.5802
Views since voting: 2226
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 166
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/30/2010 10:35:08 AM
I gave you a 10 - I think this is amazing and should have ribboned!
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10/28/2010 01:20:56 PM
God, I love this shot!
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10/27/2010 09:11:38 AM
This was one of my top choices for a ribbon. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2010 08:32:45 PM
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10/24/2010 04:35:08 PM
Lovely colour on the guitar. This is sound! 8
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10/22/2010 01:50:47 PM
nice image.
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10/21/2010 08:52:49 PM
I just love guitars. Great color tone and the black background complements the clarity of lines and waves. I enjoyed the special effect of the hand in front of the strings but can't seem to understand who to get the hand into the caramel bar. I mean the hand behind the strings and into the sound box. The coolness of this photo is more present at first glance than the novelty seemed to wear off over time. Very very good entry. I like guitars. What can I say. If you have a guitar and I'm voting, you get credits. Good luck.
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10/21/2010 08:23:22 PM
Excellent. The motion in the hand is perfect.
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10/20/2010 12:34:15 PM
Exquisite guitar! Gorgeous color, or did you do that in PS?
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10/20/2010 11:18:41 AM
Staring at the wrist makes me feel dizzy and sick. Bonus point for achieving that with a picture!
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10/20/2010 06:32:57 AM
This messes with my head, but does make me want to look at the image longer.
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10/20/2010 06:15:11 AM
This is wonderfully executed.. the lighting is perfect..etc.etc.etc.
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10/20/2010 01:49:12 AM
Way cool!
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