The Luthier's Bench

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  1. Tyjax

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    HH, Nikon N5005, on Kodak T400cn, Printed on Ilford MG, The T400CN really wouldnt bring the contrast I wanted. three plus hours in the dark room netted this. Sigh.
     
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    ooh this is my favorite pic i've seen here in a long time.
     
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    Why thank you. Have'nt posted in a while. Been spending too much time in the darkroom and dont have a scanner yet. So lots of prints no digital. I did a great self port. in a mirrored elevator ceiling, but when I printed it evidently by the 4th printing my developer was exhusted so it look like a high key ManRay blooper. Sigh. This whole darkroom thing is taking up huge chunks of my time anymore. I love it. I am so hooked.
     
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    yes, this is an excellent picture; are those your instruments by the way?
     
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    No acctually they are instruments in my Father-in-laws Violin making/repairing shop where I am doing a part time apprenticeship. There are probably two thousand or more intrusments in his shop. Violin, Viola, Celli, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer.
     
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    A man after my own heart. If I had it to do over again, I'd probably be an archtop guitar maker.
     
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    The coloring and placement for this shot is excellent. The lighting and shadows also compliment it very well. I am guessing the white reflectivity on the top of them is dust which adds a wonderful touch.

    Great Job!
     
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    Excellent!

    I've wanted to learn to make violins for a couple years now. I don't have the space or tools. My plan was to first varnish a white violin, second assemble and varnish a violin and then eventually start one from scratch. I wish I was fortunate enough to know a luthier that would teach me. You lucky bastard :p
     
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    The skills involved in making a world class instrument are just mind boggling. Not to mention the time involved. I used to pick up instruments with a fair amount of brash confidence. Now I cradle them like precious children I fear dropping. Watching a master labour over a repair in a 1800's french peice you would think they were children.
     
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    Wow, this is indeed a very nicely composed image! A big thumbs-up on this one. And I would have to agree you're lucky just to have access to this place where you can capture images like these.... I'd want to start setting up various compositions: a single instrument, 2-3 artfully arranged, etc., with dramatic lighting for all of it. And a portrait of your father in law at work..... so many possibilities here!!!!

    Well, there's my wish list/assignment for ya. :wink: Git crackin! :p
     
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    I've played on instruments from $200 cheapos to a million dollar guarnie del gesu so i'm no stranger to handling such an expensive block of wood. A couple times in highschool when I would perform a concerto my private teacher let me play on his Gagliano that was recently refurbished in NYC. Before he had it done it was only worth about $65k now worth well over $100k.

    What I find mind boggling is that if you stripped the varnish from a Stradivarius it would be worth 1/10th its value.
     
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    I'm a musical idiot. Photography I know though! That is a gorgeous work. :D
     

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