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The Score (Movement Pt II)

By chrisw
This is a re-shoot of my previous image. Things that I have altered - the candle on it's own wasn't enough to give me enough light, so I made myself a snoot and attached it to a flashgun. This was triggered in the same way as the other image.

Levels, white balance, overall contrast, etc were adjusted in Capture and the parchment effect and some burning of the green baize was made in PS to try and emulate the shading effect from the back of the candle.

The aim - as with the previous shot, was to try and create a kind of 'period' feel to this.

All comments and crit welcomed...!

Thanks

Chris

Tags: Music Creative General Writing Pen Score Quill Warm Candle Movement Classical Mozart Allegro Manuscript Flash and lighting

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Comments


margram 10
29 Oct 2006 3:35AM
Definitely has the feel of authenticity. Lighting and composition are very pleasing. The wax running down the side of the candle is a nice touch. All around lovely.

Marg

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Skodster 10 902 Ireland
29 Oct 2006 4:46AM
I like the suggestion of an old master at work here. The lighting is good.
AnnaBanana 10 119 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2006 5:40AM
I agree - definitely a feel of authenticity here. I really like the light and the thought that a long-ago creative genius put his quill down for a moment.... great work!

Anna Smile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
29 Oct 2006 7:27AM
Yes, a definate improvement. The lighting has more of a suggestion of candle light and using a quill instead of a pen helps too. Good work.
Tooth 11 5.8k 227 Ireland
29 Oct 2006 8:47AM
Chris, you're certainly dedicated and went to the trouble of getting the feather! I do think this is closer to authenticity, the small circle of dim light given by (or apparently so) the candle, and I like the fact it's all within the frame now. Jools' point in the last pic. about the writing is a good one - a little bit too neat and structured - you could imagine a tortured genius staying up all night by candllelight scribbling away and making corrections as he/she went..but it's hard to say whether that would actually detract from the image.

Goos work, keep it coming

Stephen
joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
29 Oct 2006 9:35AM
Hi Chris,

Like this version a lot more. As Stephen says, it does have the look of authenticity about it. Plus, changing the lighting has given it more atmosphere. I can't think of anything more you could do to improve it!

Depending on your audience, and on how much of a perfectionist you (or they) are, you could research facsimiles of old musical manuscripts but that would probably be taking things a little far.

One thing that has just occurred to me, you could try making the paper look a little less perfect - strategic stains, ink blobs, etc. Just a thought.
chrisw 12 129
29 Oct 2006 11:06AM
Thanks for the comments everyone - and thanks to those that commented on the previous one for pointing me in the right direction!
29 Oct 2006 11:32AM
like this a lot. Wink
Carabosse Plus
13 40.4k 269 England
29 Oct 2006 12:47PM
Nice pic! Grin

Yes this is much more effective than the previous version. Nothing to add to what is said above. Mozart (my fave composer) would be pleased with this!!

Presumably you will now have it printed and hung on your wall? Smile
chrisw 12 129
29 Oct 2006 12:53PM
Thanks CB Smile

Probably get it printed and hung on me mum's wall, actually! Wink
strawman 13 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2006 8:31PM
Chris I think you have made some significant and very good improvements to this image.

The light drop off add to the mystery/mood of the image.

I think it is a photo to be proud of. I hope you do too.
chrisw 12 129
29 Oct 2006 9:04PM
Thank you very much. Guess I need to see things with more of an analytical eye - when it was all pointed out with the other image, it kind of became glaringly obvious! Thanks again

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