Actually, most of the rug is cloned to block out a bunch of furniture in the room. Not that you mention it, it really does look like something out of a bar. It really doesn't look like that at all. If you look at the texture of the left side vs the right side and the right side is cloned. I may take some time tomorrow and re-shoot it and try to minimize the reflection. I'm going to try the Sony F828. It has some outrageous DoF and might just get the whole thing tack sharp.For me, I don't mind the carpet. It looks pretty accurate to what a stage carpet looks like. The reflections re very unfortunate. I really like to see a re-shoot with closer attention paid to the reflections, but I say keep the carpet.
great Idea. Now if I can just get an Ampeg SVT into the bed room lolI like the carpet. The reflection of your camera and the reflection on the top/left side of it slightly bother me though... I think it *might* have been neat if in the reflection there was something instrument related... Like an amp, drum set, or something along those lines.