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Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:Canon 28-135 mm
Title:The Church Organist
Username:fentiger fentiger
Uploaded:17 Nov 2010 - 2:52 PM
Tags:Church, Organ, Organist, People, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Votes:24
Voters:SandraKay · mrswoolybill · CarolG · Ewanneil · EAS · woolybill1 · Mynett · helenlinda · mikbee · taggart · Ray42 · Lillian · ChristineL · gingerdelight · Richsr · rpba18205 · dven · danbrann · imagio · Rock · photophantom · Mavis · Rende · MickyMc ·
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8697 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1200 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2010 - 3:07 PM

Excellent image carefully and sensitively processed - not an easy one, the lighting (and lack of it) must have been a nightmare. You have him in his own private pool of light, that's effective.
Moira

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vickifrance
17 Nov 2010 - 3:37 PM

This needs to be accompanied with music.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2010 - 4:36 PM

Thank you for your comments Moira it is good that someone on here can appreciate the thought and work that has gone into this image. It is not an Owl or a Robin etc. so it won't do very well.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8697 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1200 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2010 - 5:22 PM

The virtue of it is that there won't be another near-identical upload on the next line in the Gallery.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2010 - 6:56 PM

In my youth I was briefly a church organist myself. Forty years of 'progress' have evidently not improved the lighting conditions in the organ loft, hence the precariously-balanced anglepoise lamp; photographing the organist can not have been at all easy.

I have no objections to owls or robins but I don't look at photos of them these days. Your photo here is far rarer and more enterprising: a measure of your success is that I can identify (I think) Prelude & Fugue VIII (BWV560) from the Eight Short Preludes and Fugues attributed to J.S. Bach........

Bill

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2010 - 11:46 PM

Yes Albert,you do have a varied subject matter in your PF,and it is something I could do with myself. Rust goes down like a lead ballon at my camera club,and although it does not bother me,perhaps it is time to take some different images from time to time.A good one here.Now I must dust down my long tom for some Owl and Robin shots !!
Mick.

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2010 - 1:16 AM

This takes me to the thrill of the bass notes rumbling frmm somewhere-- I do love an organ played well-- It would be a nighmare to photograph--finding a pov and enough light-- and of course, everything vibrating!
Lovely image!
Jennnnnn

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2010 - 8:33 AM

An excellent shot - as pointed out above not an easy one with the lighting - very well done

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Lillian
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18 Nov 2010 - 8:45 AM

Putting Owls and Robbins aside, as a varied PF is always welcome, Albert you have certainly captured the light so well over the organist, his sheet music and keys...a good image of peacefulness. Well shot
Lillian

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ChristineL
ChristineL  1039 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 - 11:02 AM

I love the light Albert, a very nice study,
Chris.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2010 - 1:01 PM

Well work Capture Albert.
Regards Richard

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2010 - 4:14 PM

Many thanks to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

Albert

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Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 8:34 PM

Organs are alright unless you had to go to the back of the organ to foot pump the things.

Fine shot though much prefer your excellent birds.

Rock

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photophantom
20 Nov 2010 - 11:21 AM

love the lighting
dennis

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Mavis
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21 Nov 2010 - 10:27 AM

I can almost hear the rumbling notes of the organist in his own private world . So sensitively portrayed Albert . Not just another snapshot xxx

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