Cliche Guitar Pics

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  1. rufus5150

    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    The subject matter and composition are cliche, but I wanted to get used to my new tripod as well as try a few other things. So I guess I'll ask specifically for C&C on the execution and post processing since I've already fessed up to committing the 'we've seen it a bazillion times' sin! :)

    First is obviously in color. The other 3 used different techniques for the conversions and I did a slight bleed-through of the original, non-converted image on each (around 3-7% or so).

    Thanks in advance for any comments.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. Ls3D

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    I like em (in this order), nicely executed! I actually built an acoustic guitar in curly koa,.. I will try and grab a sampling..

    The post work is nice IMO, nothing overdone - artfully enhanced.

    -Shea

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  3. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    great stuff!
     
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    i like the grittiness of the last one. heavy gauge pickkk
     
  5. rufus5150

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    Thanks for the comments, guys.

    Surely there's got to be some 'hey you did this wrong' C&C out there, too, though. Anyone?
     
  6. Sim

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    Overall nice shots.

    I don't think anyone can say "you did this wrong" because everything's so dependent on personal taste... You don't have any blown out spots etc. that I can see.

    One suggestion I have though for #1:
    I'm a fan of symmetry in shots like this, so I would have liked to see the design around the sound hole centred. I guess that would mean the strings would be centred in the frame too.
     
  7. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    On request :)

    Number 1 seems to be just a tad too dark. I like the fact that the sixth element (don't know the proper name) looks different than the other five.

    Number 2 seems to have a couple hot spots.

    Number 3 is just beautiful. I like how the out-of-focus sections of the strings seem to be wider. The dark chocolate tone adds a lot to the image in my opinion.
     
  8. Resin42

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    Liking these a lot. The only criticisms I could level at you the lack of symmetry as Sim said and dust that headstock, it's a disgrace. ;)

    Oh and you're using my pick of choice so obviously you rock. \m/
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I love symmetries, but I like what Rufus did here; he calls it cliché, but it's actually different.
     
  10. rufus5150

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm planning to reshoot a couple and I'll try the first with a bit more symmetry just as an exercise. :)
     

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