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By Pete      
I went to a local gig a couple of years ago to see a Led Zeppelin tribute band called Graf Zeppelin and test a camera I had for review. The pub was dark and stage lighting minimal so getting good shots was tricky. I set the digital ISO to 800 which made the shot look noisy. The girl was in the small audience and was in a world of her own. she looked so happy. I've played around with dodge and burn to make the cig glow. Not sure what to do with the air guitarist to the right (who was also in his own world. Should I tone him down or leave him as he is?

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: pulsar69, keithh, roo and 16 more

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29 Jun 2004 6:59PM
Leave him as he is. Great shot, noise works well on here, think you might have caught the Funkel-bug though! Klicked. K.
Pete 19 18.8k 97 England
29 Jun 2004 7:01PM
Yes I'm afraid it is catching isn't it!
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Jun 2004 7:07PM
I'd leave him, if only for the fact that it will remind him that he was there too see them and prompt him into shame.
I like it, Pete, but the D1X is terrible in low light.
pulsar69 16 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 7:07PM
Very good shot pete , i thnk the guy on the guitar has a ghostly enough appearance to be a figment of her imagination , this shot screams out to have a led zep sound file to play with it , and who says smokings bad for you , not her obviously. nice work , tells a story . click
roo 17
29 Jun 2004 7:14PM
Full of atmosphere. Makes me want to be there!
JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 7:24PM
without doubt leave him as he is, an integral part of the picture for me! The image is full of atmosphere. They both sem to be in a world of their own
ruzzi 17
29 Jun 2004 7:36PM
Like it as it!
UserHasLeft 17 654
29 Jun 2004 7:53PM
I think that the airhead's frantic attempt at a Jimmy Page solo places emphasis on the nicotine-induced calmness of the Graf groupie and also gives a better feel of the atmosphere of the night.
chrisel1 17 27
29 Jun 2004 8:07PM
I personally think that you should leave it, works well enough for me, can relate to the gig thing and there are many personallities that are brought together but im allways to scared my camera will get crushed in the mosh pit!

Good Shot
sugarbird 17 223 South Africa
30 Jun 2004 4:27AM
Leave it as is Pete, an excellent moody shot!
regads Jill
adonoghue 17 522 England
30 Jun 2004 2:38PM
I'm going to go against everyone elses comments on this and say that you should tone him down (but only slightly) to bring greater emphasis to the lady in the forground...

Great shot btw!
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 3:17PM
I would tone him down as well. I wonder what she is smoking?! Wink
funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
2 Jul 2004 4:01PM
this is my kinda shot

********** FUNKEL-AWARD*********
funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
2 Jul 2004 4:03PM
funkel bug ?? LOL!!!!!!
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2004 4:12PM
I like as is with the air guitarist. Makes her look sort of detached from her surroundings because he doesn't quite fit. Am I making any sense..?
sybilla 16 264
16 Jul 2004 6:39AM
Love this just as it is. Clare
lovelylindax 17 16
31 Jul 2004 1:04PM
Ahhh nothing wrong with the funkel bug, lol
Love this atmospheric shot!
Linda x
31 Jul 2004 3:44PM
Great image. The exclusion of the subject from the surroudings is superb, yet they create a nice atmosphere/frame.
stevem 16 238 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2004 12:46PM
Superb shot, love the treatment.

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