My Beloved Piano - NO 56K!

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  1. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone,

    Tonight I set out to do a study of my beloved baby grand piano. It is a Charles Frederick Stein that was given to my grandmother for her 16th birthday, then given to my mother, and then given to me. It was manufactured in 1934, and the company who made it, which was in Chicago, no longer exists. It has real ebony and ivory keys, and I've been told it is a wonderfully crafted instrument. I adore it and love playing on it; unfortunately it is out of tune and does not hold a tuning for more than three hours. Its strings are worn and tired, its finish is crackled and dry, and it's ugly as sin, but it's beautiful to me.

    I'm really happy with how these turned out. I realize most of them would fit quite appropriately into this week's "get down low" assignment, but I wanted them to stay all together---despite Photobucket's resizing against my will. :grumpy:

    Thank you for looking, I hope you like them. :blushing:

    Let the barrage begin:
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  2. Verbal

    Verbal $100

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    5 is SO awesome! I really really love it!
     
  3. MommyOf4Boys

    MommyOf4Boys TPF Noob!

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    I really like 2 and 10 a lot!!
     
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    Peanuts TPF Noob!

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    Beautiful piano. I especially love photos 7 - 9
     
  5. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    the entire series is awesome, but #1 stands out for me.

    so you know a little about the folklife festival on the mall, eh? :D
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Of the two keyboard-only-pics I like Photo 2 very very much, and of the close-ups, the detail shots, I really love Photo 5! That one is great.
    And also 11, although all these close-ups are nice. But 5 really stands out for me, and 11 follows suit.
     
  7. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    I like #2 best as I'm a sucker for using DOF to enhance a shot! Good work!

    Rob
     
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    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    I like that you took the time to find so many different angles and patterns on a single subject :thumbup:
     
  9. Holly

    Holly TPF Noob!

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    they are all great.. I cant pick just one favorite!! Great shots!
     
  10. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone! Hope it wasn't excessive :lol: I can't decide which ones my favorites are. It keeps switching as I look at them.

    Rob, I'm a sucker for shallow DOF too...as I post more and more photos during my time at TPF you'll probably find it a bit overkill in my shots :lol:

    Forgot to mention this in my original post....my signature says OTE but I'm also open to critique on these, and ALL photos, if you have any suggestions or ideas! Thanks!
     
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    7, 8, &9 really grabbed me. Nicely done!
     

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