Strings attached

By mrswoolybill
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,

Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Night and low light

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PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
19 May 2011 8:03AM
A striking abstract image! Well spotted and captured!



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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
19 May 2011 8:10AM
An excellent composition, Moira, making the image almost 'abstracty'. Carol
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 9:44AM
Subtle intricate abstract, beautifully composed and captured, I like this a lot.

SteveNZ 9 4 5 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 9:46AM
Great result from such high ISO!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
19 May 2011 10:36AM
Super abstract, Moira, and very good quality for ISO 3200! Smile
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 11:52AM
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.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
19 May 2011 12:10PM
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 10 3 8 Scotland
19 May 2011 12:16PM
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 !!
Richsr 10 91 223 England
19 May 2011 12:27PM
Makes a good abstract Moria, well seen and croped.
Regards Richard
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
19 May 2011 1:07PM
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...
19 May 2011 1:10PM
The high ISO has worked creatively here Moira, its a much underused setting, excellent abstract,
very well captured,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 May 2011 1:28PM
Interesting use of color and line--- becomes an abstract as you have composed it
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
19 May 2011 2:25PM
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 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 3:42PM
Love the tones, lines and curves in this image Moira.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 3:49PM
It took me a while to realise what it is - so nicely seen
LexEquine 11 19 United States
19 May 2011 3:52PM
"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 Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 4:19PM
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...
MilanaG 11 Bulgaria
19 May 2011 5:10PM
Nice abstract look...and very good result!I'm waiting for the next one from this series!
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 5:17PM
well seen moira, nice curvy lines and excellent light capture considering no flash or tripod allowed.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
19 May 2011 7:12PM
You see great details

Suehh 10 39 6 England
19 May 2011 7:18PM
It is so easy to get lost in those gentle lines and curves and the soft tones and light - lovely
Silverzone 10 2 England
19 May 2011 7:23PM
Love all the black and white abstract. Sylvia
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 8:50PM
interesting image I couldnt work it out and then read your comment further down the listWink
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
19 May 2011 10:56PM
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.
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.

davewaine 10 141 3 England
20 May 2011 7:41AM
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.

bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
20 May 2011 8:24PM
love it

great comp and use of the lines and curves!

have my UA

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
20 May 2011 8:29PM
Ollie, thanks, that's made my day!
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
22 May 2011 12:56PM
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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