Beginner, c&c please

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    squire (1 of 1) by ChefStaller, on Flickr

    Shot with two 60 watt bulbs, my on board flash and with the exposure comp way down.
    1/8th sec
    iso 800 (i have no tripod yet)
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    Rebel Xti
    Couldnt seem to get the flash and the lightbulbs to balance out. the amp looks rather blue to me. What i would have like to have done diffrent was have a tripod so i didnt have to handhold this shot. I layed down on my stomach and tried to be as steady as possible. Then I could have forgoten the flash all together.
     
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    squirebw (1 of 1) by ChefStaller, on Flickr

    Here is the B&W. What a was going for in this shot was an interesting angle, a balance between darkness and light, strong lines, usage of the rule of thirds, and some repeating patterns(i.e. the knobs)
    thanks again for looking
     
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    the color is an ok shot. i like the pink and green. subject matter is not interesting.

    not a good candidate for b&w.
     
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    Can you explain to me why it is not a good candidate for a b&w, as i like the b&w better. As far as the subject matter I am focusing more on my skillset of being able to take a nice photograph, althought I do find guitars and amps very interesting.
     
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    because all the wonderful pretty blues and greens and pinks are reduced to a boring, blah gray.

    out of curiousity, may i ask what you find so appealing about the b&w version?
     
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    i really like the strong divide between the guitar and the amp. That line that goesstraight down the center. I liked the color too, i just felt the b&w had more impact and was better as an over all shot
     
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    well it's not like the line disappears in the color version. that divide only seems strong in b&w because the tones/colors of the guitar get washed to oblivion. also note how the squire logo becomes more difficult to read without the red highlights.

    etc, etc.
     

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