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Starting a mini-series from the Cité de la musique, at La Villette to the North East of Pari city centre.
No flash or tripods allowed - well we didn’t have the tripod with us anyway. See Exif for the full grisly details.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:65mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Strings attached
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:19 May 2011 - 7:53 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Night / low light, Specialist / abstract
Votes:49
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PhillipMinnis
19 May 2011 - 8:03 AM

A striking abstract image! Well spotted and captured!


Cheers

Phil

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 8:10 AM

An excellent composition, Moira, making the image almost 'abstracty'. Carol

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:44 AM

Subtle intricate abstract, beautifully composed and captured, I like this a lot.

Hugh

SteveNZ
SteveNZ  6 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 9:46 AM

Great result from such high ISO!
Steve

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:36 AM

Super abstract, Moira, and very good quality for ISO 3200! Smile
Trev Smile

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 11:52 AM

Thanks to everyone who has called in here this morning. I still have a few more excursions into ISO 3200 to upload.
We're back on a flying visit, off to school soon. Will catch up here later.
Moira

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

I'm curious why you stopped down 1/3 since you were using a high ISO?
A beautiful composition, and the graininess adds to it.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 12:16 PM

I don't really understand this ''fear'' some have for using an ISO over 400 Moira.I think it is a throw back to the early days of digital when perhaps the quality was only fit for the bin then.Changed days now I reckon.And a good example here for the proof of the pudding !!
Mick.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

Makes a good abstract Moria, well seen and croped.
Regards Richard

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 1:07 PM

A sitar? Some sort of exotic stringed instrument, anyway.

For me, this might benefit from a square crop as the pattern on the right doesn't really add enough to the shot to justify its prominent position in the frame...

Adrian_Reynolds
19 May 2011 - 1:10 PM

The high ISO has worked creatively here Moira, its a much underused setting, excellent abstract,
very well captured,
Adrian

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 1:28 PM

Interesting use of color and line--- becomes an abstract as you have composed it

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 2:25 PM

There is something about the grainy b/g with its wonderful tones and patterns that feel quite exotic to me. Makes a lovely abstract image, and the colours all blend so well..........Sandy

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 3:42 PM

Love the tones, lines and curves in this image Moira.
Barbara

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 3:49 PM

It took me a while to realise what it is - so nicely seen
Ann

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 3:52 PM

"Your Nikon has controlled the image noise very well at ISO 3200," Moira, and You have pin-sharp detail & natural color at a 1/30 th second shutter speed. Interesting elements & image composition with lovely tones,...'all very pleasing to my eye.' Looking forward to more in this series.

Ciao...Peter Wink

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 4:19 PM

Thanks folks. Mick, it's the back of a lute.
Julian, I'll have a look at a square crop. The background was, I think, the side of a harpsichord, and I rather like it. But square is always good...
Moira

MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
19 May 2011 - 5:10 PM

Nice abstract look...and very good result!I'm waiting for the next one from this series!
Milena

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 5:17 PM

well seen moira, nice curvy lines and excellent light capture considering no flash or tripod allowed.
regards
Yunng

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 May 2011 - 7:12 PM

You see great details

Peter

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 7:18 PM

It is so easy to get lost in those gentle lines and curves and the soft tones and light - lovely

Silverzone
19 May 2011 - 7:23 PM

Love all the black and white abstract. Sylvia

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 8:50 PM

interesting image I couldnt work it out and then read your comment further down the listWink

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 10:56 PM

This makes such a good abstract and I can see why you wanted to include those lovely harpsichord patterns - I'm going with V1 and not with the square crop for once.
Theresa

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 7:36 AM

Julian has it right I think a Sitar, but whatever it makes this powerful abstract work and work well, cloces always hard, maybe V2 by a whisker.

Dougie

davewaine
davewaine  7115 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 7:41 AM

Took me a while to work out what it was. Actually, that's a lie. I checked back through the comments and you gave the answer away. More evidence of your needle-sharp eye for detail, Moira.

Dave

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 8:24 PM

love it

great comp and use of the lines and curves!

have my UA

ollie

Last Modified By bliba at 20 May 2011 - 8:25 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2011 - 8:29 PM

Ollie, thanks, that's made my day!
Moira

davey_griffo
22 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

I thought it was one of those "can you guess what it is" competitions.

Well shot abstract, with a nice use of lines & curves, which it's reduced to by the close crop & viewpoint.

I'm not afraid of ISO 3200. I used it for my gig stuff. Oddly enough, I find the noise more obtrusive when the light gets brighter.

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