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mickrick 14 17 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 3:34PM
Works for me. The shallow DOF helps I'd say.

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JouŠo 14 56 Finland
12 Sep 2008 3:34PM
looks mighty fine on my new Eizo!

Excellent shot, neighbour!

12 Sep 2008 3:40PM
I like it overall, dof, clear focus on one person, dark non distracting background.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 3:49PM
I like this very much. Available light is always a winner in my book. The tones are great; the plane of focus is on the nearer girl's face and includes the bridge, tailpiece and lower bout of the instrument while her bowing arm and wrist, together with the other girl's fingers, are tolerably in focus.
The essence of the story, if I might put it thus, is in the second girl's face. She is paying rapt attention to her leader - though perhaps she is uneasy at playing second fiddle...
Superb photograph.
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 3:50PM
Would love to see this in B&WSmile
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
12 Sep 2008 3:55PM
an exceptional image.
12 Sep 2008 3:55PM
Thanks for the comments. I always saw the shallow DoF as a bonus. It's one of things I love about prime lenses. I'm with you on available light, Bill (although that's probably because I feel inadequate when it comes to flash / indoor lighting techniques) - thanks for the extensive commentary. I thought about b & w Ange - and I might try it yet - but the rich colour of the violins was one of the features that appealed to me in the image
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
12 Sep 2008 4:07PM
Outstanding, dof used superbly
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Sep 2008 4:13PM
Fantastic image, great dof and a dark background works so well. Carol
12 Sep 2008 4:47PM
Great image here is my vote
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
12 Sep 2008 7:19PM
Wow, this is great quality - the dof, the composition, the rich colours. Wonderful image.

piccy 12 8 Wales
12 Sep 2008 8:05PM
I like it - lovely composition.
ColinT-B 11 38 3 England
12 Sep 2008 8:52PM
The image (to me) seems to be giving out the message of the muscian at the back looking on in awe. Dont know if thats what you were try ing to achieve, but i think its a very powerful shot, enhanced by the lighting.
Recommend viewing large.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 11:45PM
Lovely work Rob, well deserving of the HC.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
12 Sep 2008 11:47PM
This is a wonderful piece of work Rob, the rich colours, lighting and dof is just right, pleased you got an HC for this!

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LesF 11 182 9
13 Sep 2008 7:22AM
A beauty and the DOF works well, congrats on the HC

13 Sep 2008 7:36AM
Thanks for the comments and to Pete for the HC!
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
13 Sep 2008 7:36AM
Wow!!! Fantastic shot!!!

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
13 Sep 2008 3:14PM
awarding winning shot IMO

lovely work


PS: just noticed it already has an award Smile well done
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 8:07AM
This is a wonderful study Rob; the light completely isolates the subjects; I love the detail and rich tones and the DOF is spot on for me with the area of focus mirroring the theme of the scene.
Very deserving of the HC in my opinion - big congrats Smile
alwolf 10 341 3 England
15 Sep 2008 9:11PM
Superb image,really like the use of Depth of Field
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
16 Sep 2008 7:04PM
A really good study - wonderful light and use of dof.
I like how the two bows are going at different angles, somehow that's the dot over the "i" for me.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 11:35PM
Excellent Rob. I'm so glad this was awarded an HC.

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
29 Oct 2008 8:38PM
excellent !!! well deserved HC

Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
9 Mar 2009 6:33PM

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