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Melody Maker

By chase
An old Melodeon I borrowed from a work colleague,the mouth-organ belongs to my other half.
This instrument plays a wonderful tune.....if you press the right buttons ! Wink

Just trying to choose different subjects,slightly 'out of the ordinary' & see what I can do with them.
This Melodeon was a nightmare to capture,for a start it wouldn't stay 'open' & closed up with a nice Bflat every time...that's until I tied it together Wink...& the reflections from the lightbox on the red sides were dreadful.Still,a bit of patience later,shifting the lightbox around & this is what I came up with.I suspect it will make rather a nice print.

An HDR of 5 frames,combined & tonemapped in Photomatix.
Textures added in Photoshop on adjustment layers with different blending modes.

Thanks for dropping to play a nice rousing Sea Shanty now Wink
Janet xx

Tags: Textures Digitally manipulated Layers Still-life Musical instrument Melodeon Sheet music Mouth-organ

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22 Feb 2011 5:53PM
Fantastic image...
22 Feb 2011 5:57PM
Pure magic Janet Wink Superbly worked as always.
iMation 10 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 6:05PM
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
22 Feb 2011 6:07PM
Absolutely blummin' stunning! Smile

F x
POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 6:09PM
Absolutely fab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
22 Feb 2011 6:11PM
A cracking presentation, Janet. Carol
LesF 14 182 9
22 Feb 2011 6:15PM
Tis a wonderful piece of work this Janet and as you say will make a super print

JackieB 10 18 3 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 6:15PM
Love it....well done
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
22 Feb 2011 6:33PM
T'is a corker my dear.....

Found an old tatty hand written sheet music book for the charity shop....10p you owe me! Wink

chase Plus
15 1.8k 457 England
22 Feb 2011 6:37PM
Thanks everyone.
Cheers for the Fran-tastic award Fran,very much appreciated & I'm pleased you liked it enough to press the button.

10p...Hell girl,didn't you haggle !!! ?? Wink

Janet xx
Richsr 13 91 223 England
22 Feb 2011 7:32PM
Done a great job with this one Janet, like those details and muted tones and textures.
Regards Richard
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
22 Feb 2011 7:48PM
Wonderfully done Janet - full of atmosphere
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 7:56PM
A cracker top marks

morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 8:06PM
Stunning image, I like this very much.

Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
22 Feb 2011 8:10PM
Superb image, very well captured and presented.
p/s thanks for the name tip earlier Smile
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
22 Feb 2011 8:27PM
It is different Janet - I like the colour/ shape/detail of the Melodeon .( Did not need the mouth organ for me.)
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
22 Feb 2011 8:32PM
love it.lesley
MandyD 12 16,777.2k 1 England
22 Feb 2011 8:33PM
Stunning work Janet, pure class !
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
22 Feb 2011 8:57PM
Superb work, lovely tones. Just beautiful..........Sandy
polly470 11 25 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 9:09PM
Graphic, rich, beautiful..gets my award.
Suehh 13 39 6 England
22 Feb 2011 9:36PM
An absolutely superb image -- beautifully crafted.

soulofharmony 10 22 1 Norfolk Island
22 Feb 2011 9:41PM
This is absolutely stunning ...!!

Nikki !
chase Plus
15 1.8k 457 England
22 Feb 2011 9:58PM
Thanks everyone,I'm so pleased this has had a good response from you.
Many thanks for your UA Pauline,a lovely compliment.

Brian...I have some without the Mouth-Organ,the Melodeon does look a bit lonely though Wink
Janet xx
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
22 Feb 2011 10:10PM
Without those splashes of red this would have been delightful but way too subtle ..... but the red brings it alive and makes it sing.
RogBrown 13 3.1k 10 England
22 Feb 2011 11:30PM
Beautiful Janet, just beautiful. The mouth organ does bother me a bit though. I think it's too near the bottom & the angle's wrong. Would it look better tucked under the squeezebox at the same angle as the keyboard? Or am I just trying to beat Mr Nigglebritches at his own game? Smile
23 Feb 2011 2:57AM
Brilliant vintage shot, the best low light rich colours

sherring 13 46 13 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2011 9:20AM

Pegon 15 78 1 England
23 Feb 2011 1:02PM
Superb work Janet, it's a brilliant image.
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
23 Feb 2011 8:10PM
Great work Janet as always
Sezz 15 619 15 England
24 Feb 2011 4:56PM
Gorgeous rich colour, excellent work Janet!

Sarah *
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 9:11PM
Tis beautiful a wheel and glow , like they are both talking music.


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