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Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K100D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 AL II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Classical Piano
Username:LexEquine LexEquine
Uploaded:17 Feb 2011 - 12:03 AM
Tags:General, Low light, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 12:07 AM

Good morning Peter, cracking shot, great composition and light, very well done.

Hugh

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 12:12 AM

the pianist concentrates--perhaps checking the intonation---

Note also, the plain, gated pews--so typical of certain New England churches!
a grand image!

Jennn

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 12:20 AM

Nicely composed shot Peter, and a well chosen exposure and timing.
Patrick

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 12:28 AM

good morning peter
wonderful light and detail super comp and colours a cracking capture nice one Wink
andy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 12:31 AM

Like the light coming through the window Peter.
Good shot.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 12:35 AM

A very nice capture Peter. He looks pretty bundled up to be comfortably playing the piano. .........Sandy

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samarmishra
17 Feb 2011 - 2:28 AM

Hi Peter, this is a perfectly composed image excellent but I believe if you could have cropped the window bars which is on the top of the piano player then it would have been more impressive. Nevertheless this is also an excellent image..

Samar..

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 3:27 AM

A wonderful study in concentration in this beautifully captured image. The subdued light, of course, really adds a most important element to the "feel" of the whole thing. One of your best, I think.

Ann

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digital_boi
17 Feb 2011 - 5:56 AM

A nice clean sharp shot click love the subtle light

Last Modified By digital_boi at 17 Feb 2011 - 5:57 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 6:25 AM

Well composed, Peter, an excellent image. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 9:47 AM

I quite agree with the comment made by Ann (EAS) - nice one Peter

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
17 Feb 2011 - 9:56 AM

Nice image great light , well captured.
Allen,Grin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 10:30 AM

Peter you have really captured the peacefulness of the surroundings and well shot
Lillian

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 - 1:06 PM

Your image is a pleasure to the eye. Beautiful light as well.
IB

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leman
leman  3 United States5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 3:16 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Good light and a good angle to take a shot of the piano.
Since this is a closeup, the attention is drawn to the man/pianist more than the piano.
Your title suggests that you wish to accentuate the piano, not the man.
A "conceptual cropping" would then be more suitable i.e. try to zoom out a bit.
If you allow more window behind the piano, the vertical light will draw the eye down in a linear direction to the piano so that the accent is on the piano not on the man. Close cropping as you have done here makes it a portrait.
It all depends on your intent.
As it stands now, we see a balding man a wintercoat sitting by a piano. Sometimes a human element enhances a shot, sometimes it distracts. Its a fine balance. A young woman's silhouette by the window, or tracing the keyes with her fingers, or a child by a piano would be more charming... just a suggestion, and only my opinion.
Keep up the good work.
Leman

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 3:44 PM

As a pianist I just love this one ... scarf and all

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NobbytheNobster

Good shot Peter, nice exposure Smile
Rick

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 - 9:45 PM

Great portrait of the pianist - a real study in concentration. Works well, with lots of interest.
Vivien

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 11:27 PM

Lovely shot, Peter. Wonderful composition and light. A true study of concentration with a wee smile escaping from his lips ( true enjoyment. ) Beautiful work, beautifully captured Smile
Take care, Pauline

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2011 - 12:04 AM

nice low light shot Peter,looks to be in a chapple or similar.

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fudgy
fudgy  348 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 - 1:26 AM

lovely peaceful shot Smile

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2011 - 12:55 PM

I always like this photo, come back many times...It is the atmosphere attracts me back and back again. It reminded me of the museums I visited with the old pianos and instruments, but with a pianist and the light, they brought something into life..
I am not so sure about the window, if you didn't have it, the light on the piano would look a bit strange, maybe you have to do something about it,also perhaps you would lose the atmosphere.But I would like to see a bit more at the bottom of the piano's leg..just a thought, hope that you don't mind, err....really like this one..Smile
Jasmine

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