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Can I play, too?..  *
24 Feb 2006 Katcat

Can I play, too?.. *

UK

My first photo on pbase.com, hence the name. Comments and suggestions are welcome, I am just a beginner.


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Guest 27-Feb-2006 11:41
Thanks a lot, Joe :-))
I didn't use any special lights to be honest. It was quite sunny outside (which doesn't happen often here in England) and the guitar was on my bed. I liked the shadows created by the strings so I got black t-shirt for the background and got my camera out :-) Only a few shoots looked decent but this is something I am used to by now :-) I got so involved into looking for the right angle that I didn't notice the dust at all. Better follow Rod's mum's advice next time though ;-)
~ Katcat
Guest 27-Feb-2006 01:07
Don't FRET there Katcat...even with the dust it's a cool first post! Framing the text between the strings adds emphasis to it! I think the lighting works really well here too!
ctfchallenge26-Feb-2006 18:49
Thank you all very much for such a warm welcome :)
To be honest I only noticed the dust when I have already formatted the image. Well, never mind, I'll leave it as it is and try to be more careful next time. In Russia we say: "the first pancake is (always) a blob", which means things don’t work the first time. It is certainly true in my case :)
~ Katcat
Rod 26-Feb-2006 11:45
Yes welcome Kitty Cat, You did a fine job of this with the lighting but as Sharon said the dust can really show up on these types of shots. Cleanliness is next to Godliness me Mum reckons. Well done mate:-)
elips26-Feb-2006 07:09
Welcome to the challenge, Kat! A very nice first entry The colors and depth of field are both very good. The fingerboard (?) seems pretty dusty which is distracting. You could try photoshopping the worst of it out, I don't know if that would be easier for you than reshooting or not. Still, quite a pleasing image! ~Sharon
ctfchallenge25-Feb-2006 22:48
i like the dof work and warm tones in this image. welcome to ctf challenges. -Abstract
ctfchallenge25-Feb-2006 21:57
Thank you, Paty!
And don't worry, I'm sure your son will be just fine :)
~ Katcat
ctfchallenge25-Feb-2006 21:46
I especially love these warm tones and the subject as my youngest son has played the violin since he was 8. He is now at that scary looking college (according to Rod) in Carlisle! Paty
ctfchallenge25-Feb-2006 21:02
Thank you, Mary Anne :)
ctfchallenge25-Feb-2006 20:57
Nice warm colors, Kat. Welcome to the challenge.
--Mary Anne
ctfchallenge25-Feb-2006 20:47
jstrong, like this? ^ ^

:)
janewigginsphotography25-Feb-2006 20:31
This image needs photog's name :) jano