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No Strings Attached

By ellavr
This is just a close up of a 12 string guitar. I liked the colour and the richness of it. This was taken under the normal dim lights of our dining room, with an added standing light so I was quite pleased with the result. I cropped it so close cos I liked the tension of it better. Mike tells me it is now the right way up for a right handed guitar player (I couldn't tell!!)

I have not been around much lately so I hope that you still remember me. I'll try to get around a bit more in the next few days.

My very sincere thanks to all of you who have asked about my friend, it is very much appreciated. :o) She is back from the brink and assured Mike (a Newcastle fan) that there was no black and white light at the end of the tunnel!! He said that she obviously didn't get to the right tunnel!!

Hope you like my new pic!!



Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: westy, Take-a-View, answersonapostcard and 36 more

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Take-a-View 19 293 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 9:51PM
I like this Ella. Nice and simple but effective. My only comment would be that it might work better in landscape
jules41 18 197 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 9:53PM
Excellent shot Ella with superb lighting and colour,well done,nice to see you back*click*
27 Oct 2004 9:54PM
I like this, superb perspective, glad to hear about your friend Smile K.
MartinWait 19 95 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 9:57PM
Any pic of a guitar is fine by me.
Nice one.

janieb 18 166 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 10:09PM
wonderful lighting
mr g 18 403 3 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 10:20PM
Like the frame, the shadow of the strings and the colour of the wood - overall nicely done
mwatkins9801 18 190
27 Oct 2004 10:44PM
here, here frodo- almost without exception. good tones ella (no pun intended)
cdm36 19 391 7 England
27 Oct 2004 10:45PM
Good lighting, colour and shadowplay. I like it.

Regards Chris.
28 Oct 2004 6:16AM
Excellent work, Ella, very well done, super shot.
mr g 18 403 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 10:56AM
Re the title on my shot -'Postcard of Tobermory' - Tobermory is the location for a children's TV programme 'Balamory'. The very annoying and catchy title song includes the line "What's the Story Balamory..." You really should try to avoid watching the programme as it sucks you in...
Best wishes hope you are well
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 5:11PM
This is superb Ella,fantastic angle and detail.
Great to see you back and brilliant news about your mate.

jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
28 Oct 2004 5:43PM
Sounds Good, Ella.
Composition is perfect. well done.
ellavr 18 66
28 Oct 2004 7:03PM
Thanks to you all for your very kind comments.

Thanks Rob for your explaination. Mike has just told me it is on now, I thought it was an old one, but either way I dont watch it - no kids!!

Cant give individual thanks today cos MIke has a bottle of wine opening and I am gasping. Going to spend some time with him!!

Cheers to you all

28 Oct 2004 7:19PM
Lovely rich wood tones Ella and good inlay sound hole detail. A wonderful shot.
12 strings, no let's keep it to four!
Good news about your friend.
28 Oct 2004 9:26PM
Brilliant shot Ella, love the colours, lighting and crop, good work.

28 Oct 2004 9:35PM
Sorry Ella got rudely interrupted, so glad that your friend has pulled through.

magda_indigo 19 418 England
28 Oct 2004 9:40PM
lovely tension in the comp, rich tones, love it, click (*:*)
tartanlady 19 58 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 7:46AM
Lovely light Ella bringing out the rich colours and detail of the guitar, excellent crop.
ellavr 18 66
29 Oct 2004 12:00PM
Thanks Ricardo for yoru lovely comments, though I dont understand what you said! Do you play a ukelale!!!

Thanks very much Mary for your comments on my photo and your concern re my friend.

Thanks Magda and Louise, your comments are much appreciated.

geegee 19 29 England
29 Oct 2004 3:02PM
Lovely shot Ella, well worked out and captured. Wonderful rich colours.
Best wishes, George.
ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 3:57PM
Ella, Ella who?? Nice to see you back with another excellent image. To say that this was done in almost normal lighting conditions, it's an excellent result and I guess your pleased with the results (and the comments too). Glad to hear your friend is back from the brink too.

old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 8:16PM
I really like this a lot, Ella. Lovely colour, and nicely composed.
jage 19 2 Wales
30 Oct 2004 8:30AM
Beautiful warm colours in this, lovely shot

sugarbird 18 223 South Africa
30 Oct 2004 8:50AM
Excellent and of course we remember you, thanks for the info on the 5 senses, gave me a laugh, which is geat since I was in a foul mood, good to have you back
ellavr 18 66
30 Oct 2004 9:02AM
Thanks George, I was rather happy with it.

Mike - thanks, yes I have been a bit busy, you know life and all that!! I dont really understand lighting at all, though am slowly getting the idea that it might be important!

JIm, thanks for your comments, I always think of your guitar shot as a comparison when shooting guitars and this one came the closest for colour and warmth.

Thanks Jage, yoru comments are appreciated.

Jill, I am glad that I made you laugh, 'Looker' was the hard one I almost put 'Pervert'!! Glad to have cheered you up.

PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
30 Oct 2004 9:05AM
Strumming good shot (Alhambra perhaps?) great crop too. Like it!
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
30 Oct 2004 9:06AM

Good news about you friend, too! Smile
ellavr 18 66
30 Oct 2004 3:20PM
Thanks very much Patricia, your comments are very much appreciated. Cheers

eddieali1961 18 97 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2004 3:51PM
Like it.
UserRemoved 18 6.2k 1
30 Oct 2004 4:43PM
Good warm-toned pic! Good news! √ΜΛЯΚ
30 Oct 2004 5:05PM
I can Ella.... na, ne na, ne na na! lol.
foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
30 Oct 2004 6:58PM
Very nice rich image Ella and its a twelve stringer as well.Very good lighting and colour. well done. click.
stevie 19 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2004 6:55AM
As with most of your shots, composition is very strong here. I had a look through your excellent and varied portfolio, which somehow has escaped my attention until now.
ellavr 18 66
31 Oct 2004 12:24PM
Thank you Eddie, glad you like it.

Mark - thanks for your comment and support!!

Ricardo (or Uncle Ric as I saw it the other day!!) - your comments are always welcome, but I have to confess I dont get it. I am going to assume that it is good!!

Pete, thanks for your comment, I am still trying to make some time to do a 'foggytwo' sort of image, hopefully soon!!

Steve - I am very flattered by your comments, from someone with such a great pf. Thanks

31 Oct 2004 6:52PM
I love the colours in this pic too Ella, the whole picture has a great quality to it. Well done.


Phil x
lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 9:04AM
Lovely shot & composition. click.
pamnew1 18 3
1 Nov 2004 10:11AM
fannntastic cpture well d one, love your new pic, glad to hear things are looking up!
Regards Pam
icafe 19 19 Canada
2 Nov 2004 5:07AM
Beautiful composition highlighting the richness of the classical guitar. Click.
CatMouse 19 115 Russian Federation
2 Nov 2004 3:06PM
Wonderful idea and nice shot!

Malik & Mary.
ellavr 18 66
2 Nov 2004 8:04PM
Thanks Phil, Chris, Arthur, Malik and Mary for your very kind comments.

Pam, thanks for your caring words, I really appreciate them.

helena 19 134 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2004 4:48PM
An excellent shot, hope you are well, Tara x
ellavr 18 66
5 Nov 2004 11:14PM
Thanks Tara for your comments.

armamatt1 18 79
6 Nov 2004 11:14AM
Great stuff...simple..just shows..look hard and you can find a great shot anywhere. Might pop down to the music store. Im new here....this click business....give you a click me tinks!
I like the perspective and the light. Nice crop, too. And, yes the shot appear specular, strange!

ellavr 18 66
7 Nov 2004 1:44AM
Thanks Matthew - you come and click here anytime!

Claudio, thanks for your comment, always appreciate hearing from you.

beepme 19 4
22 Dec 2004 1:58AM
What a great shot! I wish I had seen this before I took my daughters guitar strumming shots and made her poster, its given me another idea. I really enjoyed browsing your entire portfolio. You are truly an artist with a camera...
ozimax 19
8 Jan 2005 9:15PM
12 stringer, now we're talking, great composition, Max

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