Piano - C&C please

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  1. pharmakon

    pharmakon TPF Noob!

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    Hi.

    It's been a few weeks since I posted for C&C so here goes... Please let me know how i'm doing.

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    This was the first pic I posted for a weekly photo post on my personal blog fro friends and family. It was taken handheld at 44mm, 1/13 sec (yay for IS lenses!)@f/4.0, ISO 800, no flash.

    Slight exposure and WB adjustment, some selective sharpening, and a little bit of a vignette.

    Thanks!
     
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    This shot would seem more intimate to me if it were just the piano, player, and music (without yellow tag.)
     
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    I corrected the white balance for you and removed the yellow flag. Let me know if you would like for me to remove this edit.

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  4. pharmakon

    pharmakon TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Tim, it looks good. I have no problem with people editing my photos. I'm still trying to develop an eye for post processing. It looked ok to me until I saw your version and now I can see it was off.
     
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    It's difficult for me to determine what you intended the subject to be. The hands? The rings on the hands? The keys? The sheet music? The red candle? Christmas card? All of these things seem to be fighting for my attention.

    I think the sheet music wins, but that, at least in this composition, is pretty boring for me.
     
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    Alrighty, I did a real quick edit to remove some of the distracting stuff in the background... Mind you the edit was quick, i really like it without all the clutter...

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    Anyway, that's something to be mindful of when shooting... I did some shots a few weeks back where the flash kept bouncing off my necklace. I didn't notice until I was done, so I had to set up everything again and re-shoot... Anyway, good shot and keep up the good work...
     
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    I like the composition and exposure but I would have cropped tighter around the hands to make them look more dominanite. You have a lot of distracting elements.
     
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    Sounds good to me... ;)
     
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    Thanks to both of you. I actually was going to mention I might have cropped it tighter after reading the post by bazooka but someone else beat me to it.

    and to sirashley: I like the idea. Now that all the christmas decorations are gone I might just try it again with some actual planning.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  10. bazooka

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    Ashley's edit is more appealing to me. The only things that are going on are the fingers playing and the sheet music which is easier to grasp at once. Perhaps, if you try shooting this again, play with your composition DOF to either get the fingers focused and music OOF, or vice versa. It's a subject that certainly has potential.
     
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    Wowzers :lol: Photoshop is crazy.
     
  12. Sirashley

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    Actually that was done with GIMP ;)

    I love freebies!
     

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